Read on for her advice on what corners you can cut – and what ones you definitely shouldn’t!
A couple of weeks ago, I ran a Q&A on our Instagram account, answering questions people had about wedding planning, invitation wording, and what we do at Gettin’ Hitched Rocks. (Answer: awesome work, always.)
Reading some of the questions that came in, it really struck me how truly overwhelming wedding planning can be – not just in the amount of wedmin there is to do and the number of suppliers you need to find and click with (which the Rocks Band and I already do our best to help with, with our stress-free wedding planning websites and all-in-one packages), but with guest-list stress, family pressure, disagreements, budget worries, both parts of a couple having very different visions… Things that can make you want to pack the whole thing in and elope. Or call it off.
March is ‘Meet the Maker’ month, where people across different creative industries pull back the curtain (or, in our case, the veil) to explain why they started their business and show how everything works behind the scenes.
I wanted to use the opportunity to chat to you this month about why I created Gettin’ Hitched Rocks and how it can help you enjoy your wedding planning. (No, really!)
If you’re feeling the wedding planning overwhelm, if you feel like you could use your own personal wedding planner to just. get. it. sorted – but it’s definitely out of your wedding budget – then read on. (If you’re totally chilled about everything and hate getting things for free, then… tell me your secrets! Is it yoga? It’s yoga, isn’t it?)
Sound the gorgeous new design klaxon! We’ve just released Pemberley, an elegant watercolour design that’s perfect for a modern wedding with a little rustic edge. (Or any wedding that you want to look BEAUTIFUL. 😘 )
For the last few weeks, we’ve been running a mini-series of wedding reading inspiration. We’ve covered romantic (but not cheesy) wedding readings, geeky wedding readings, readings from children’s books, and long, non-traditional wedding readings.
To finish things up, this week, we’re looking at short wedding readings you might not have seen before. Readings like…
Find out her tips, tricks, and t- uh, advice below.
Our wedspiring wedding readings mini-series has looked at romantic wedding readings that aren’t cheesy, wedding reading ideas from children’s books, and geeky readings, with references to zombies, time travel, and, erm, three-ways. (Edit for your own audience as required!)
Today, we carry on with some long, non-traditional wedding readings. Nothing sappy. Nothing soppy. And nothing you’ll have heard at the past five weddings you went to.
We’re going to be heading off to the Chosen Wedding Fair on Sunday the 28th of October, and we have two shiny tickets to give away to anyone who wants to come meet some awesome wedding vendors, gawk at some gorgeous cakes, and have a chinwag with us (we’re pretty great) about wedding websites, stationery, and awesomeness.
Do you want to come? Just say please!
Let’s talk about children’s books:
1) They’re written to be read aloud, so they’re melodic and easy to read, even for the most nervous speaker.
2) They’re short and sweet, and give everyone who hears them the warm and fuzzies.
3) And they usually give a good, clear message about love, respect, kindness, and embracing adventure.
Sounds like a pretty good place to look for wedding reading ideas!
Continuing our mini-series of wedspiring wedding readings, today we’re looking at cute – but not too cute – children’s books you can read during your wedding ceremony.