Planning Your Wedding

How wonderful! He’s popped the question and you’re engaged to be married!

Congratulations as you take your first steps into your happy future together.

You’re going to be busy over the next few months but don’t panic. There are masses of wedding planning tools out there to help you through every step of the way. If you decide to use a professional wedding planner that’s fine but if you’ve got some time, then plan your wedding yourself and make it a day that’s very personal to you.

The most important thing to do before you start is to set a realistic budget. Work out with your fiancé exactly what you can afford, find out if your parents are happy to contribute and go from there. You really don’t want to start off on married life together with credit card debts and a huge loan to pay for your wedding – family and friends come to your wedding because they love you and want to share your special day with you, not because they want to be impressed.



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bride with bridesmaids in grey dresses
May 4, 2012

A black and white winter wedding

Posted by wed_admin in:
Bridesmaids dresses, Wedding Accessories, Wedding Ideas

I think a black and white wedding theme is utter perfection. It’s timeless, classy and relatively straightforward to put together.

This wintry wedding discovered on Style Me Pretty is inspirational. What could be more sophisticated if you’re having an evening reception than dressing your bridesmaids in a chic dark grey, with black shrugs? Black and grey might not be the first colour that springs to mind when you’re considering your maids but you have to admit, it really works here.

The dark shades contrast beautifully with the bride’s traditional white wedding dress and the whole look is tied together with the cream bouquets.  Of course, a black and white wedding theme also lends itself beautifully to your wedding stationery and invitations.  Just write in black ink on a quality stock card and you’ve a classic invitation. Use black ribbons as accents on white, or white ribbons on black.

black and white wedding theme place cards

white wedding flowers

Don’t you just love these winter wedding flowers? Creamy white roses and orchids with winter berries adding a seasonal accent.  And the groom’s buttonhole is simple perfection against the black of his stylish tuxedo.

groomsmen with black tuxedos

Bride and groom in winter scene

If you’re planning a winter wedding you’ll need something to keep you and your maids warm. A luxurious fur shrug like this one does the job beautifully, but you might like to consider coloured pashminas for your maids – and they’ll love using them afterwards so they make a great gift too.

bridesmaids in grey dresses with white bouquets

If you’re looking for grey bridesmaid dresses, you’ll find an extensive selection at Dessy – in full length, cocktail length and tea length styles with a variety of necklines.  Here’s a similar dress to the ones worn by the bridesmaids here.

grey bridesmaid dress by Dessy

bride in fur shrug with white wedding bouquet

You’ll find the rest of this gorgeous black and white wedding on Style Me Pretty. Photography by Snap! Photography. Enjoy getting your monochrome inspiration!

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