WEEKEND WEDDING PLANNING: SIMPLE

Phew what a whirl wind these past few weeks have been, filled with hen parties & weddings. I have to admit, although it has all been very exciting, I am looking forward to a much more relaxed weekend. This week was very exciting for me as I preliminarily booked my favourite videographers in the whole wide world – Costa Sister Productions to come to Mexico to film our wedding. I am so so happy as having them their to film was one of the most important things to me. Unfortunately, I am still no closer with an actual date as the Cenote where we plan to get married has a strict 3 month booking rule, so we are having to get back in touch with them in the new year. Seriously guys I am on the edge of my seat here. I just want to get a date on that calendar!

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WEEKEND WEDDING PLANNING: TIME TO GET ORGANISED!

It’s been a while since we had a regular series on Bespoke Bride, so we are super excited to share a new one with you today. Inspired by the fact that once I started wedding planning I had no idea where to start I thought it would be useful to start a new series called weekend of wedding planning. Where I’ll be sharing some of the jobs that I’ve been tackling along with posts from around the blogosphere as inspiration. These will include helpful advice, how to’s for us DIY brides and some of the goings on around here.

I will also be sharing more of my planning journey over on my personal instagram, you can follow me @emilypettiford and I would love to see more from you guys, so snap a pic of what your getting up to this weekend ahead of the big day and use #BBwedPlans to share your pics with the rest of us!

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HOW TO CONFIDENTLY TALK ABOUT ELOPING WITHOUT OFFENDING ANYONE

MEXICAN INSPIRED ELOPEMENT-HOW TO CONFIDENTLY TELL FAMILY & FRIENDS YOUR ELOPING (3)

Assuming you’re a human being with actual feelings, you probably care at least a little about what people think? Yeah yeah I know we preach alot about your ‘wedding day being your way’ but unless you have a heart of stone, you never truly turn off to what people are saying about you, it’s human nature after all? So it should come as no surprise that the fear of telling people you have decided to elope is a concern for many couples who have made that very decision as reader Abbie explained in her recent comment on our blog…

“We have decided to elope – we did have a blessing to do so by my parents but now that I have mentioned it again it hasn’t really gone down well, as if they’ve completely changed their minds on the idea? We are still doing it regardless but its kind of put a dampener on it… I’m so excited to elope and likewise cannot wait to be his wife. But just the daunting fact of how to tell people, especially when the reception is 4 months after we are married? Any advice on how to tell people? Is it rude to  just send an invite to our party? Or do we publicly announce? Please help! I’m in such a panic about it.”

While there are many good reasons for couples wanting to elope i.e costs, stress, family feuds etc, you really shouldn’t let your fear of telling people about your decisions prevent you from following your dream wedding, so we have compiled a list of helpful tips to hopefully make that process easier.

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