My One Wedding…

Delighted to welcome Harriet from http://www.myonewedding.co.uk as our guest blogger today. If you’re budget conscious or wanting a one stop wedding shop then check this out: “My One Wedding…”

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If you’re reading this, then you’re probably engaged and in the process of planning a wedding, congratulations! You’re bound to feel a wave of emotions on this exciting new journey. Making the wedding planning process as stress free as possible is really important. With the right help anything is possible. Planning a wedding shouldn’t be about stress and anxiety, you can have an amazing wedding on any budget and we’re here to prove it. Making sure your day represents you and the person you’ve chosen to spend the rest of your life with is what it’s all about.

Here at My One Wedding, we guide you from your hen do, to your wedding, to your honeymoon! Discover everything you need in the comfort of your own home. Whether you want a couture worthy wedding dress or an amazing bridal dress off the peg, we understand that every bride wants to look and feel incredible on her special day. At www.myonewedding.co.uk we bring the high street and independent stores to you so you don’t have to do all the searching. Discover thousands of products from wedding dresses to lingerie for your big day. No matter what your style or budget, we can help you find an outfit for you and your bridal party without breaking the bank.

We all know having bridesmaids can get expensive, but it doesn’t have to be. One of the most cost effective ways to purchase bridesmaid dresses in 2018 is online. Easy quick and affordable, the range of styles available on My One Wedding are endless, all at the convenience of shopping from your own home. Once you have a colour in mind, you can search various styles to suit your bride tribe. The hardest part is deciding on a favourite!

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If you’re attending a wedding this season, then make sure you check out our wedding guest section with gorgeous styles to make you the best-dressed guest. Perhaps you’re also looking for unique, personalised gifts for the newly weds but can’t seem to find anything special enough. Head over to our gift section and discover beautiful keepsakes, which the happy couple can keep forever.

Keep up to date with our daily discounts and wedding advice over on the blog. Let us help you with your wedding planning and exciting future ahead! Good luck in your journey, we hope you find inspiration on our site a long the way.

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Relaxed, Personal and Absolutely Perfect

The story of Sophie & Richard’s wedding is one of a relaxed, personal and intimate day with friends and family in the incredible and historic surroundings of Dean Clough Mills in Halifax, West Yorkshire.

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The beauty of the weddings we surround ourselves with at Mode for… is that they are all completely unique and reflect the character and personalities of our couples. That’s why I get so excited about every wedding.

April 2018 offered us two amazing Saturdays weather wise and we were lucky enough to have weddings booked on both days.

Saturday 14th April 2018 was the wedding of Sophie & Richard at The Arches @ Dean Clough; one of my all-time favourite venues and where we are fortunate enough to be the exclusive wedding coordinators too.

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Sophie and Richard are a fabulous couple and this was to be an intimate ceremony for 23 people followed by a reception for 60. With the couple not living locally and actually based in London (this is increasingly the case with our couples now) most of the planning was done from afar and I was delighted when Sophie also asked me to do all the styling and flowers. Simple and pretty was the brief and blush pinks and whites with lots of greenery the colour palette of the day.

Whilst the sun shone through the amazing large windows of the mill, the ceremony was beautiful and intimate in equal measures before the drinks started flowing, incredible food from the wonderful in-house caterers Eat Me – Drink Me and an evening of Beer Pong Championships prior to dancing into the night.

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Relaxed, personal and absolutely perfect.

Another amazing wedding at The Arches entered the memory books.

Thank you so much Sophie and Richard. It was incredible.

Much Love

Tabby xxx

Venue: The Arches @ Dean Clough

Coordinator: Tabby at Mode for…

Flowers: Tabby at Mode for…

Food: Eat Me – Drink Me

Getting Honest About Your wedding…

Getting Honest About Your wedding… A quick look at some areas of your wedding you need to be honest with from Pinterest to Budgets and Family

One of the most valuable things we can be is honest but, being honest with ourselves is tricky and this is especially true when it comes to our own wedding.

Therefore, it’s time to get honest, realistic and believe in your own integrity when it comes to planning your wedding.

Let me break it down a little into three key areas, in no particular order (and btw… there are plenty more things you can get honest about, not just these! Don’t even start me on children at weddings and traditions such as cake cutting and first dances!)…

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Firstly, whilst I love Pinterest for inspiration and general nosiness, get off it when making your final planning decisions for your wedding. Get your own wedding and stop stealing someone else’s! Be honest with yourself and ask yourself what YOU and YOUR partner really want. Don’t just copy someone else’s wedding or ideas that some professionals put together for a styled shoot. These images are there to be inspiration for you and not for you to carbon copy. So, close your eyes, imagine your big day… what does it look like? Honestly? Now create this vision.

Budget

Yep, the big ‘taboo’ that you need to be really honest about because quite simply, starting married life in debt purely from a party you were paying for where everyone else ate and drank sucks! So, be realistic and honest. Pick your budget truthfully and stick to it. You can have the most amazing wedding on a small budget. These big fancy expensive weddings do not make you any happier in married life than an elopement and quiet dinner with just the two of you.

Small budget does not mean missing out. It’s an opportunity to get wise and savvy financially and produce a wedding which is the truest reflection of you both as a couple with the people you love most around you. Which brings me on to my third point…

Family

Get really brutally honest here. If you don’t like them, don’t see them and have nothing to do with them, why would you invite them? Especially if it was at the detriment of a friend who has shared so much with you or quite simply just makes you laugh and you want them at your party? Being related does not give people the right to expect an invitation to your wedding. Now, I’m not suggesting a lack of sensitivity and being mean in not inviting family members but remember this is your wedding and you get to choose who you share it with. You could always do a separate informal family party to invite them all if you have heaps of family but actually want some friends at your wedding. You must be honest to yourselves and do exactly what you feel comfortable with. Don’t think you are at the mercy of any historic traditions and protocols; you’re not. This is about the two of you and by the way, just because someone contributes to funding your wedding does not give them the right to dictate your guest list. Be calm, compromise but be honest about your feelings and be empowered to take control of your wedding.

Tabby xxx