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While the excitement of your engagement is bubbling away, let's start to think about planning your wedding. I'm going to take you through the whole process from the very beginning and make it super easy to follow step-by-step.

Step 1: Get yourself a nice journal or folder for your wedding planning ideas and info! 📖🖋️⁠

You're going to need to keep all of your inspiration, budget templates, guest info, song choices, readings & vows, menus, timelines, etc all in one place.⁠

You could use documents on your computer, or there are some lovely wedding folders that you can buy with the templates already in there. I'm a HUGE stationery fan and so I decided to start from scratch.⁠..

Here's my wedding planning journal from our wedding. I chose a Leuchtturm1917 in the colour we wanted for our wedding, and had it personalised with our wedding date. It's a little bit battered as I took it to every appointment and meeting!⁠

The beauty of a traditional journal or folder is that you can keep it after all of your celebrations are over and look back on your wedding planning journey. 🧡⁠

Now that you're all set and ready to jot down your ideas, watch this space for Wedding Planning 101 - Step 2!

Are you newly engaged? Congratulations!!!

After all of your engagement celebrations, and the questions that your family ask (when's the date? What colours will you have? Am I invited?!?!), you might be feeling a little overwhelmed as to where to start on your wedding planning journey.

Don't worry, I've got you covered!

My next Wedding Planning 101 blog posts will help you to plan along with me - I'll be blogging step-by-step guidance for you just in case you get a little bit stuck...

Coming Soon...

Super personalised one-to-one Wedding Planning Support. I'll be offering online, face-to-face, or Zoom planning support, just incase you need a little extra help on your wedding planning journey.

What's Next?

Wedding Planning 101 - Step 1: Let's Get Organised!

Updated: 4 days ago

More and more couples are celebrating their wedding day in a barn or on a farm and I'm definitely here for that! Barns offer up a blank, rustic canvas with no flashy carpets or patterned curtains to cramp your style. Whether an established venue, or on private property - barns typically give us wooden walls and stone floors to work with, with a touch of the industrial or agricultural feel for added character.

A super rustic and relaxed vibe is usually the way forward, but thanks to this neutral space, you can style your wedding any way you choose.

You can join my Facebook group The Wedding Planning Barn to run through and brainstorm your ideas with me, or here are a few ideas to jump off from...

Time for a Grand Feast

Long wooden trestle tables compliment private barn weddings so much. They're easy to set up and install, look amazing with long chiffon table runners and garlands, and you can socially distance your households by leaving lots of space between them.

All of the Lights!

If you want the wow factor at your barn wedding - hang drapery and lots of fairy lights from the rafters! They take your space from day to night and look lovely alongside the night sky if you have outdoor space too.

Go Floral...

Seasonal wild flowers are perfect when styling your barn wedding. Why not go for loose hand-tied bouquets, rustic displays in glass bottles, lengthy garlands down your tables, or blooms tucked into chair backs?

Here's a little guideline as to which UK flowers are in season for your wedding month.

Get Personal

Don't forget to add your personal touches to your wedding style. From unique stationery, to custom embroidered napkins - these are the little details that your guests will truly treasure. Have a little think about what makes you light up as a couple, and bring it to your wedding day!

The best examples I've seen were napkins embroidered with a little red crab on each, invites adorned with alpacas, and beloved books given as favours to guests. Get creative!

So let's go!

And if you would like somebody to run through your ideas with,

my Facebook group The Wedding Planning Barn is always open!