Cleaning: Some love it, some hate it. I wouldn’t say I love it, but I definitely don’t hate it, I’m somewhere in between. Working from home, I like to think I can achieve things around the house, but it’s not always the case. I’m starting to want to nest but there are some things that I just can’t do any more, like bending over to pick something up off the floor, reaching the taps at the kitchen sink (we have quite deep benches), lifting a basket of wet washing…you get the picture. This means that the majority of the housework falls to Alex, or at least when he’s home to help me, and that’s not always a pleasant experience as he’s usually tired after working all day/week. [Read more…]
Continuing on from the first of this three part series, which is here in case you missed it, part two looks at things you need/might want to lock in over the next three to eight months of planning. There is a little more to discuss this time, so I’ve tried to break it up with lots of pictures from our late winter/early spring wedding in August 2015. [Read more…]
It might sound scary, but planning your dream wedding can be done in 12 months or less. I know because I’ve done it. All you need is a supportive fiancé, discipline, and planners. And maybe a Pinterest board or two…(Shhhhh, it’s a secret one!, I hear you say). Let me help you get through this busy period of wedding planning – sometimes a full time job in itself – with this three part series.
Part One of this series explores the big picture stuff like the time of year you want to marry, your budget (ugh yes, the budget, it’s rather important!), any themes or general vibes you want for your day as this can influence venue choices, your guest list (again can influence your venue choices), your venues, and finally, booking your celebrant, photographer, and videographer.
Part two of this series looks at some of the finer details such as choosing a bridal party, shopping for outfits, music, floral arrangements, food and beverages – including the cake, and transport.
The final installment of the series will discuss invitations and stationery, the wedding cake, décor if it’s not included in your venue packages, gifts for the bridal party and anyone else who you’d like to give a gift to, vows, and speeches. [Read more…]