In collaboration with Thomas Sabo
In six months time I’ll be getting married!
Marius proposed just over 1 and half years ago. We knew we didn’t want to get married straight away, but we didn’t want too wait too long either.
I really wanted to enjoy the process of planning our special day and didn’t want it to become a huge stressful thing that consumed all our time. So today in collaboration with Thomas Sabo I am going to share the ways we planned our wedding to ensure we enjoyed the process stress free.
I love the Thomas Sabo bridal jewellery range as it is super high quality, but pretty reasonably priced. The bridal pieces are classy, feminine and elegant which is just the look I am going for. Plus if you choose timeless pieces for your wedding jewellery, you can wear them again and again.
Plan your Wedding Stress Free my Top Tips
Start Early. Choose your wedding date and work backwards from there to give yourself enough time to enjoy your engagement.
Budget. The very first thing me and Marius did when we started to plan the wedding was to sit down and work out our maximum budget. We went through every thing we would need to spend money on, from the dress to the favours and worked out the most we would be happy to spend on everything. We already had the wedding budget saved so when we came up with our final figure we transferred it straight into a separate bank account to keep things easier.
Having a budget meant we had realistic expectations and didn’t have to worry about overspending.
The Big Question. From the moment you get engaged you will constantly be asked about your wedding plans. Don’t feel like you have to come up with a plan straight away and don’t feel pressured to start planning if you want to enjoy your engagement or its not a practical time for you both.
Talk About It. Me and Marius spent a few evenings (more like weeks lol) talking about what kind of wedding we wanted and what we wanted from the day. We actually had pretty similar ideas and expectations, but it makes it easier to plan once you know the outlook you want for the day.
Pinterest. Pinterest was a massive saviour when it came to planning the details. I created a secret wedding board and installed the Pin It button to my browser. This meant that whenever we were browsing and found things that we loved we could just Pin the link and check it out later.
The Planner. The beginning stages of wedding planning can seem daunting, especially if you are planning a big event. We bought a notebook just for the planning and made headings for each thing we needed to do to make sure we didn’t miss anything out. We wrote down our to do lists and all the tasks we would have to do and ticked things off as we went along.
You cant please everyone. Everyone has an opinion and when it comes to weddings people just love to share theirs. Whilst sometimes it’s useful and helpful, when it’s something you may have otherwise overlooked. Sometimes it can just get too much.
Also, those voices can contradict one another. So take a deep breath and remind yourself that the only two whose opinions count are you and your future hubby.
Remember, the day is about you and your Fiance and not about trying to please everyone at the same time. This is your big day and a chance to embrace your personalities and express who you are to create a day you will remember forever.
Details. It’s all in the details. After you have the fundamentals planned (Venue, Dress, DJ, Flowers, etc) it’s time for the fun part.. planning the details. It’s the little details that make all the difference. The decor, favours and wedding jewellery are where you can really add the wow factor and inject your wedding with your style.
Wedding-free zones. There is so much to plan for your special that at times you may feeling totally overwhelmed. Plan to spend some quality time with your fiance, to remember why you are getting married in the first place without worrying about your guest list.
The Dress. The dress is such a big moment for any bride. I found my dress after visiting four different shops. I had a pretty clear idea of the kind of dress I wanted, but my advice would be to try on everything. You may be surprised, if you try on a different cut and shape you could end up loving it! I ended choosing the style I thought I would, but my second choice was completely different and a style I didn’t think I would like at all.
What I’m wearing
Thomas Sabo Tennis Bracelet
Thomas Sabo Dot Necklace
Topshop Petite Fax Fur Jacket
Steve Madden Black Slouch Boots
Asos Black bag sold out similar
And other stories Grey Cashmere Jumper
I hope you find these tips helpful. If you did, be sure to share them with your brides-to-be so that they too can have a stress free planning process.
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Love Hayley X
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