A Perfect Picnic Wedding

We knew right off the bat that we wouldn’t be having a traditional wedding dinner with head tables, waiters and 3 course meals – it’s just a bit too fancy and expensive for us. Honestly, I’m a little obsessed with picnics. I think they’re comfortable, cheap, relaxing and fun to prep. That’s why for our wedding we are having a perfect picnic. Here’s the plan so far…

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Where Exactly Do Wedding Traditions Come From?

When you think of a wedding you no doubt think similar to what most would – the dress, the cake and all the formalities we are used to. Part of being a frugal bride is stepping back and wondering if your wedding needs to tick all those boxes to be what you want. Let’s look at some of the traditions and where they actually come from…

My Bridesmaid Experience

The role of a bridesmaid is 100% about support. You have to put aside any reservations, any requests, any desires and support that bride from dawn until dusk. If you have a great bride she will also make sure you have a fantastic time…

As I Was Going to the Wedding Fair…

”Try, buy, book and hire everything you need for your special day at the UK’s Biggest Wedding Show! With over 300 wedding specialists from bridal boutiques and florists to jewellers and photographers! The Birmingham Wedding Show is the ultimate wedding shopping experience! With all this and so much more to offer the show is a…

Advice From a 2-Week Post Wedding Bride

This post was originally written for https://savannagrams.wordpress.com by fellow blogger Savanna herself. The post resonated with me as I’m at the start of my journey to plan my wedding and it was refreshing to read something so positive about the feeling when it’s all over. With her kind permission, I’d like to share it with you below…

Prezola Review – The Wedding Gift List

If you don’t know what Prezola is and you’re getting married you should probably put down this blog and go have a look right now! Prezola has been used by a few of my friends before and I think their service is amazing. Read on for why you should use Prezola on your big day…

How to Spend Just 10% of the Average Wedding Cost

The average wedding costs £30,111. That’s a mind boggling big number right there. I didn’t even want to spend £3k on my wedding when I first got engaged. However I’ve come to accept that some things cannot be done for cheap without scrimping on quality you need (e.g. a photographer). Below are the average breakdown for each part of a UK wedding and I’ve added how i’m going to do it for less…

Questions You Need to Ask Your Venue for a Wedding

We are doing a DIY wedding and with that comes a tonne of planning. Recently we’ve been looking at some venues and although it can seem laborious and repetitive, we’ve been asking these essential questions. Once you’ve picked out your theme and you’ve found a venue to suit, don’t make an expensive mistake because you forgot to ask one of these…

Wedding Do’s and Don’ts – An Interview With a Former Bride

There are a thousand guides online for how to plan your wedding. As a newbie it can be extremely daunting so I wanted to sit down with my best friend Kat for whom I was lucky enough to be a bridesmaid for this year. Kat and I have been friends for over 10 years and she’s the closest thing to a sister I have – so I knew she would give me the truth for an essential wedding ‘do and don’t’ list…

Do your Do and Make your Make-Up Yourself

There are only 3 reasons you should hire someone to do your hair and make up at your wedding:
1. You have money to burn
2. You’ve never done hair or make up
3. You have invited the queen…

Frosting or Buttercream? I’ll just go Lidl.

There are lots of ways to make your wedding cake cheap (chosing buttercream over frosting, having less sugar flowers, skipping the crazy decor etc) however what I’m really interested in is making a ‘normal’ cake look fit for a wedding. 
Here are some expensive mistakes I will not be making…

How I’m Not Going to Spend £27,161 on my Wedding!

When I attend a wedding, I’m not judging the Bride and Groom on how much they spent, if their food is worthy of a michelin star or if their flowers are the correct shade of cream. I’m just happy to be invited, excited to see them make vows and hope no-one else is wearing the same dress as me…