Engagement Party Planning Tips & Ideas

June 29th, 2017

Recently said yes to the big question? Congratulations! Now it’s time to throw a spectacular engagement party for all your family and friends to celebrate with you. We have a few top tips for you as well as two theme ideas to create a truly memorable event for you both…

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Photographs and product from TheHenPlanner

So first up is a few tips on how to plan your special event…

Decide on your budget. Throwing an engagement party is a fun and joyous occasion but if you can’t afford a huge celebration then keep it small. Once you have narrowed down your budget guidlines ten you will find it alot easier to start looking at location/food and decorations etc. Read the rest of this entry »

The Pros and Cons of Pinterest Wedding Planning

July 27th, 2016

Unless you’ve been living under a rock since you got engaged you’ve probaby heard of these three little words: pinterest wedding planning. Pinterest is basically a scrapbook online where you can ‘pin’ all these wonderful images and ideas onto boards. This is fab for getting a good brainstorm going or helping with the craft ideas. However, is pinterest wedding planning really helping or actually hindering your wedding day?

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The Pros


Pinterest has a MASSIVE database of every kind of image, theme or look you could ever imagine. If you need inspiration for anything, you will find it here. Read the rest of this entry »

How To Create A Belly Band Wedding Invitation

July 14th, 2016

In 2014 we brought out  new collection of stunning belly band wedding invitation designs, all of which are super fun and fresh. A belly band wedding invitation is really handy for holding extra information inserts and RSVP cards etc. all in one neat little package. Belly band wedding invitations look simple and contemporary but can hold alot of text too. Our belly band wedding invitations come as DIY. We supply you with the printed cards as necessary and then you create the belly band with the items we give you.

In your order you would recieve; your printed wedding invitation, any other cards you ordered, the bands, printed and cut tags, clear stickers and pre cut twine or ribbon. So today we decided to create a fun tutorial video. You can follow along with when making up your belly band wedding invitation. This simple guide will show you step by step how to create the perfect belly band.

Have any questions, tips or comments? Let us know in the comments below!

See all our belly band wedding invitation designs here >> Belly Band Wedding Invitations

For more wedding stationery tips see: 5 Tips To Increase Your RSVP Response Rate

Why Should You Choose A Mid-Week Wedding

July 1st, 2016

The majority of weddings are planned on a Saturday, often because most of your guests don’t have work in the morning = PARTY TIME! However, mid-week weddings are becoming increasingly popular due to their discounted suppliers and variety of choice. Many suppliers for Saturday weddings are booked way in advance, and can charge alot more than you might budget for. Peak wedding season is between April-September, this is when a wedding can cost the most to plan, imagine the savings on a mid-week wedding in March!

Of course there are pros and cons to having a mid-week wedding but here are a few pros for you to consider along with a word or two from a real mid-week bride to be!

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Everything is cheaper! We all know that weddings can become a very expensive affair so saving a penny or two is always a plus. As mid-week weddings are not as popular many suppliers will offer discounts to those wanting one. Venues will also be much cheaper mid-week as they won’t have so any bookings.

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FAQ’s – What Is Giving Notice of Marriage?

June 20th, 2016

During the wedding planning process you will likely be told at some point that you must give notice – but what does giving notice of marriage really mean? Well for starters it will likely cost you around £35 each and most councils only run the service during the week so be sure to book in advance with your work!

Liz and Tom-Giving Notice of Marriage

Image courtesy of Tom Smith Photography

In the UK you and your partner must give notice of marriage in your local Register Office, whether or not you wish to marry in that district. The Registrar will then issue authority for the marriage and you may then marry in any registered premises in any district. In the UK you must give 28 days notice  before the marriage, both partners must be a resident for seven days in England or Wales before notice is given. A notice must state where the marriage is to take place. Read the rest of this entry »

Top 10 Invitations For A Valentines Day Wedding

February 4th, 2016

Next Sunday is the 14th February, traditionally known as valentines day. A day filled with love, romance and alot of chocolate! Although over the years the day has become very commercialised it all started with Saint Valentine  – it is thought that Saint Valentine of Rome was imprisoned for performing weddings for soldiers who were forbidden to marry. According to legend, during his imprisonment, he healed the daughter of his jailer, Asterius. The story also goes on to state that before his execution he wrote her a letter signed “Your Valentine” as a farewell. So a declaration of love – what better theme for a valentines day wedding?

 Hearts Galore

Up first we have our brand new Hearts Galore belly band wedding invitation. These romantic belly band invites are perfect for the ultimate sweetheart valentines day wedding! The soft confetti style watercolour design is both modern and vintage looking. We love the soft rounded edges and pink striped ribbon. From only £1.95. Read the rest of this entry »

Proposal of the Week: The Selfie Proposal

August 28th, 2015

Happy Friday everyone! Today we have the official wedding proposal of 2015 – the selfie proposal! We absolutely love it and hope you do too!

The low down: This proposal has actually been voted the best of 2015 and we totally agree! Utilizing the ultimate selfie trend this guy decided to pop the question when he was ‘taking a selfie’ (he was actually recording it). The woman’s reaction is AMAZING!! 🙂

We love: That the proposal was nothing extravagant or expensive but it was still so special and amazing!

Alternative idea: There is no alternative – do the ‘selfie’ and propose! Woohoo!


See last weeks proposal: The Romantic London Proposal


Proposal of the Week: Romantic London Proposal

August 21st, 2015

Hi everyone! It’s that time again, proposal of the week! Today we have a wonderfully sweet and very extravagant London proposal. Take a peek below for all the lovely details…

The low down: So one wonderful guy decided he wanted to pop the big question in a very busy London street with precisely 20 dancers, a saxophonist, 2 violinists, 13 acapella singers and a huge crowd watching. So ya know, no biggie! The unsuspecting girlfriend sat down fr dinner at the table outside whilst he went to the ‘loo’. All of a sudden various dancers and singers appeared and started signing Bruno Mars (of course). He then re-appeared with a guitar and serenaded her! She of course said yes and everyone proceeded to dance and clap – hooray!

We love: That the event was filmed – a very special moment has been captured forever. We also love that he definitely was not embarrassed to proclaim his love in front of hundreds of people!

Alternative idea: Flashmobs are easy to organize in today’s’ society – google local flashmob companies or even just a local dance studio and enroll as many people as you can – done!


See last weeks proposal: The Pictionary Wedding Proposal

Proposal of the Week: The Music Video Proposal

July 31st, 2015

Hi there! Welcome to our lovely little proposal of the week section of this blog! As you can guess each week we find a wonderful proposal story and share it with you – whether you’re planning a proposal or just want a Friday afternoon pick-me up. This weeks involves a guy call Matt who faked a friends music video to capture this moment – we give to you the music video proposal.

The low down: This wonderful guy has been in love with his now girlfriend since they were 10 years old! True childhood sweethearts he decided to propose and of course got a big fat yes! With the help of a very musically talented friend he decided to propose in a music video made especially for them – even the song (which is amaziiing) was written for them too! The day starts with them being filmed around the city doing things like getting coffee and kissing, they then go for dinner and he pops the big Q in this wonderful music video proposal, in front of her family and friends.

We love: That the song was written especially for them, a bonus for the first dance!

Alternative idea: You can come up with any excuse to film and even get some local bands to write or perform a song – job done!

See last weeks proposal: The MOST Romantic Proposal

Proposal of the Week: Surprise Paris Proposal

June 26th, 2015

Happy Friday!! This weeks proposal story is the stuff dreams are made of and we just LOVE it! Adam surprised his girlfriend with a trip to the land of romance and then went even further with a surprise Paris proposal! Eeeek!

The low down: So this wonderful guy Adam decided to proposal to his girlfriend with the ultimate surprise! I gave her false tickets to a trip in New York (they already live in the U.S.A) and she really ebeleievd it for quiet soemt iem alogn with fake tickets and NYC books. It wasn’t until they got to the airport he surprised her with tickets to Paris – of course he then further surprised her with a surprise Paris proposal!

We love: This Paris proposal is so romantic – this city of love is the perfect destination for a fairytale proposal!

Alternative idea: You don’t have to do Paris or even abroad but simply surprise your partner by taking them somewhere they didn’t expect – the element of surprise just adds to the fun!

How much did you love this Paris proposal? Let us know in the comments!

See last weeks proposal: The Magic Trick Proposal