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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country garden wedding
September 27, 2012

Why A Country Garden Wedding Will Never Go Out Of Style

Posted by Emma in:
DIY Weddings


Did you know that a country garden wedding is actually a really good way of making your budget go further on your wedding day?

English country garden style wedding

How A Country Garden Wedding Can Save You Money

Firstly, this style of wedding is essentially rustic, so you’re not looking at hiring an expensive, lush venue. You could hold your wedding in:

  • A pretty garden (with a marquee as a weather back-up)
  • A rural village hall you’ve prettied up yourself
  • A barn – with hay bales to sit on around the dancefloor!
             laurel leaf chair back decorations for country garden wedding floral alphabet letter
This is one style of wedding where DIY ideas really come into their own
  • Rather than having a sit down dinner, you could have a hog roast
  • You could just hold your wedding in the afternoon and serve sandwiches, afternoon tea and cakes. With champagne or Prosecco or even homemade wine for the toasts!
  • If you don’t want to have a formal wedding cake, then have a sweetie table with a selection of informal cakes – brownies, cupcakes, sponges. If you’ve got some baking friends, ask them to make something for you as a wedding present.
Blackboard bucket full of flowers
  • Flowers should be simply arranged. You could put jam jars with cottage garden favourites on the tables and arrange them yourself. Just tie a ribbon around the neck to add a special touch.
English country garden wedding
country style wedding table decor
Lemon cake
This lemon cake would look wonderful on an afternoon tea table and it’s easy to make – recipe by Delia Smith via BBC Food.  You could also serve up dainty afternoon tea sandwiches and rolls (recipe and image via BBC Food again).
Afternoon tea sandwiches
Dessy flowergirl dresses in florals will match your theme perfectly.
 Dessy flowergirl dress for country garden wedding theme
Photography credits: Featured top  image of flowers via Style Me Pretty; Chairback leaf letter as top featured image; Image of chairback bouquets and birdcages via Rock My Wedding, couple of bridge via Pearl Pictures;  Blackboard bucket via The Wedding of My Dreams.




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