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Congratulations, You’re Engaged!
Morning, beauties. Are you back at work yet or still enjoying the luxury of long lie ins?
For the lovelies that have gotten engaged over the Christmas holidays, I assume it has been a total whirlwind week or so for you; with Christmas, New Years, heading back to work and all of life’s little challenges put into the mix as well. Oh, and heading to WHSmith to surround yourself in the glossiest of wedding magazines, of course.
Yes, If your partner dropped to one knee and popped ‘that‘ all important question, you said “YES“! We are sending huge congratulations your way. We understand that this time will be so, so exciting for you all but too, it can be as much daunting. So you don’t get lost in the midst of wedmin, New Years resolutions and life as a whole, we’ve picked out some handy little pointers to help you on what to do next.
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The first steps…
I’m guessing you have already chosen your ring, or perhaps your better half did the perfect job for you? Before anything (seriously) Please, please, please get that rock insured! You will be going around showing everybody, possibly taking it off to get a pretty polished new manicure – the last thing you will want to be doing is loosing it, or have some one potentially steal it.
If you have not yet insured yours, look for a reputable company such as John Lewis and whilst you’re at it, why not insure your whole wedding? It will save you a lot of heartache and frustration if something does go wrong.
Image: Betty Bage Photography – Teresa C Photography
The venue hunt…
Next, you will be at the stage where you are looking at either dates for your wedding or venues? Perhaps you are going to choose a date, then approach venues once you have picked a date that you are both happy with? Alternatively, you may approach a venue that you have had your heart set on for ages (ahem, not like you have searched before the engagement…) then choose from any available dates that they may have. If you are struggling with this, take a peak at our lovely guide to finding your dream venue.
The one thing that we recommend the most is popping by to our luxury wedding fairs, they are taking place all over Yorkshire. To make matters even better, a hand picked selection of the most beautiful and luxurious venues will be playing host to our wonderful wedding fairs. So, not only will you be able to liaise with the venues, and their ever helpful co-coordinators but you will also be able to see the products and services of anywhere between 30-100 talented suppliers. Perfect!
Image: Eleanor Woodruff Photography – Todd & Moore Photography
We have a huge variety of wedding suppliers, you name it we will have it! Take a look at the most amazing cakes, trailing blooms and bouquets, sit in a luxury wedding car or perhaps browse the delicate and intricate details of stunning bridal gowns and bridesmaids dresses. Feeling tempted? Remember, you can reserve your free and discounted tickets to all of our ever so pretty wedding fairs. Another handy pointer is to try prioritise what suppliers you would like to book first. For example, photographers and venues get booked up sometimes years in advance, so if you’ve got someone in mind and a date, this would be something to tick off your list.
Be a super organised bride or groom, and come and see for yourselves the true variety that we have at our shows. We have no more than 10% of each supplier in each category, meaning that you won’t be overwhelmed with too many suppliers that do the same thing. You can also be sure that the suppliers that are attending our shows provide the highest quality services.
Start planning one of the most special days of your lives with a cool glass of Prosecco in hand as you talk to some truly talented and inspirational people, all on hand to help you. It’s the perfect way to gather your first ideas for your Pinterest board, gain insights on trends for the year ahead and get a true feel of the wedding world that you are stepping into.
Image: Teresa C Photography – Todd & Moore Photography
Not only that, but on the day you will be able to take home with you a luxury gift bag – we’ve hand selected the gifts for you and jam packed with beauty essentials, little sweet treats, offers and discounts; not forgetting the finest magazines, sourced from all over the country, just to help with pages packed with pretty and filled with inspiration!
How are you kick-starting your wedmin? Do you have any other handy tips for other couples planning their pretty day? Let us know what has helped you out the most during your planning process in the comments section below.
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