The Less-Refined Mind

Browsing Category:

Wedding Advice

Wedding Advice

How to Plan a Wedding from Start to Finish: The Ultimate Checklist

So you’re engaged! Firstly – congratulations, this is such an exciting time! And secondly…do you know how to plan a wedding from start to finish? As I’m sure you’re already figuring out, planning your nuptials is potentially a long, (long, long) monumental list of tasks. And while magazines full of pretty pictures are a fab place to  ...

Read more

Wedding Advice

4 Ruthless Ways to Slash Your Wedding Costs

The average cost of a UK wedding has soared to nearly £21k – yes really, nearly TWENTY-ONE THOUSAND ENGLISH POUNDS. Or, if you measure cost in the same currency as me, a helluva lot of skinny caramel lattes (approximately 7,500). That makes for some pretty dismal reading if you’re planning your wedding right now. It’s almost a cruel irony  ...

Read more

Lifestyle, Positivity, Wedding Advice

How to Be Zen on Your Wedding Day

I was chatting to hubby yesterday about something and nothing, and apparently without even meaning to I said something that really resonated with him  (usually I have to mean to, or my sleep-deprived brain tends to just spew flumadiddle*). So I thought I’d share, particularly as it is very relevant on your wedding day. *Awesome bona fide word  ...

Read more

Wedding Advice

Create Beautiful Vintage Wedding Table Centres – On a Budget

As soon as my husband proposed to me, I knew I wanted a vintage styled wedding – I’ve never personally been a big fan of the flamboyant ‘meringue’. I wanted something chic and understated instead, and this theme carried through to every detail. I thought that meant I was looking for a relatively ‘simple’  ...

Read more

Wedding Advice

Your Wedding Day Checklist

I have a confession to make: I’m a dweller. And sadly, I don’t mean in terms of habitation, I mean as in habitual. I know, not cool. (I should probably add that I’m actually both: I dwell in a house, as opposed to being a vagrant.) I try not to brood, but I just can’t help myself. It’s as though it’s embedded in my genetic make-up. Maybe it  ...

Read more

Family and Parenting, Wedding Advice

How to Write a Great Wedding Speech

We all have those days when we’re just not functioning at our best. Oftentimes, it will be the day following the night before. For those yet to find themselves immersed in nappies and milk, this means after a heavy session in the pub; while for those who have taken that plunge already, well, the connotations are somewhat different. Hint: Pass  ...

Read more

Lifestyle, Wedding Advice

Are You a Wedding Voyeur?

Last week’s facetious post looked at putting a fun spin on a popular wedding tradition: the speech. It kind of got me thinking about wedding traditions in general, not least when I found myself procrastinating doing some research on social media this week. If you’re anything like me, you will love everything wedding; you will devour it with  ...

Read more

Wedding Advice

8 Reasons to Make a Bridal Speech

It is becoming more and more common to buck tradition and do things your way on your big day. This may mean having a best woman/man of honour, or ignoring wedding etiquette when it comes to the head table. Or perhaps in extreme circumstances, eloping on the sly – without letting slip even to your families! But should you make a  ...

Read more

Wedding Advice

Calm Down, Dear – It’s Only a Wedding!

At the weekend, my husband and I had finally put our fractious baby to bed and were just settling down to a bit of telly – or as I prefer to call it, ‘research’. Since it was a Saturday night, naturally we had a bottle of good red wine and a box of chocs on the sofa between us. Given that I’d had a pretty horrible night with our daughter and  ...

Read more