2015

Tips for a Calm Week Before Your Wedding

The week before your wedding has the potential to be the most stressful week ever. But here at Own Your Wedding we are all about keeping it calm. I’ve found that the best way to achieve a sense of calm is to get organised. So I’m going to share my tips for getting organised to make sure the week before your wedding runs smoothly and you’re as calm as can be.

HannahTips for a Calm Week Before Your Wedding
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DIY Bunting, No Sewing Required

Love the idea of wedding bunting, but don’t have the budget to buy it or the sewing skills to make it? No problem, neither did we but we found a way. And in today’s post I’m going to share our guide to making easy DIY bunting, without any sewing.

HannahDIY Bunting, No Sewing Required
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Wedding Preparation Checklist

When I began planning my wedding I didn’t know where to start, or what our first step should be. It was a little bit daunting. But now we’ve been through this process, I want to share our wedding preparation checklist with you.  So you’ll know what steps to go through when you’re planning your wedding. Don’t miss the free printable at the end of the post. 

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Real Brides Talking…Wedding Dresses

This week we thought we’d have a little look at wedding dresses, so we caught up with OYW’s chief bride Hannah to find out how she went about finding hers – take a look at the video below!

Hannah finally decided on the hand made silk and lace Nicola dress from the wonderful Minna (www.minna.co.uk).

Dress By: Minna
Design: Nicola
Style: Boho
Colour: Cream
Price: £650 for the dress + £40 for the silk belt
Delivery time: 16 weeks

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How to Make Your Own Wedding Invitations

Your wedding invitation (or save-the-date) is the first thing from your wedding the guests see. It sets the vibe, so it’s important to get it right. But I was shocked how much they cost, even the off-the-shelf ones from your local high street cost a small fortune. We decided the DIY route was the best option for us to create something personal and to save money.  So let’s talk about how to make your own wedding invitations.

HannahHow to Make Your Own Wedding Invitations
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Wedding Day Checklist

As your big day approaches, you may begin to feel a slight feeling of panic. Don’t worry, this is perfectly normal! Instead of pacing around worrying about all the things that could go wrong (but almost certainly won’t), why not put all that nervous energy into writing a wedding day checklist. That way, you’ll be able to relax knowing that nothing will be forgotten when the time comes. Here are some simple tips and tools to help you along the way…

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Wedding Day Timeline

When you attend someone else’s wedding, it seems pretty simple – you turn up for the ceremony, have some lunch and then a disco, and wonder what all the fuss was about (at least that’s what we thought). When it’s YOUR big day however, suddenly you realise how many pieces have to fit together, and that it requires a military precision plan to make it look so easy. Here are our tips and tools for planning your wedding day timeline to make the day a breeze.

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