Real Bride Diaries: Lucy and Rory say ‘I do’

I’m going to 100% honest and say that I really, really didn’t enjoy organising the wedding on the whole. I think that, because I never saw myself getting married, I didn’t have a clue how I wanted my wedding to be and I just felt really overwhelmed. I knew from the start that I didn’t want to wear a white dress, that I didn’t want my Dad to ‘give me away’, that I was definitely going to make a speech, that I wasn’t going to change my name, even that I didn’t want to spend loads of money on a wedding cake!

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Mumsnet Gate: When is it ever appropriate to ask for a bigger wedding present gift? (The answer is NEVER EVER EVER)

So if you haven’t heard about the Mumsnet story, here it is in a nutshell: there was once an extremely generous wedding guest who sent a cheque of £100 to the bride and groom (the bride was an ex-colleague), and instead of being thanked for her incredible generosity, instead she received very craftily worded email asking her […]

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How to be the PERFECT wedding guest

Wedding guests: if you’re having a good time at a wedding, why not have a good time vocally so that the bride and groom feel smug that they have (thank GOD) planned the wedding to end all weddings? Don’t be too vocal though – you don’t want to be THAT guest. It’s a very hard line […]

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Camping + weddings = ?

Maths is not my strong point, but my instinctive reaction to the above equation is = NOPE. I’ve really tried with camping over the years, but it’s normally just not my bag. That’s until this weekend… when I tried glamping. Turns out glamping in Wales is be MEGA romantic and uber fun. Who knew?? So Mr DTE […]

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Choosing a bridesmaid: But what if my best mate is a boy?

I love hearing that brides and grooms having members of the opposite sex as their ‘Best Woman’ or ‘Bridesman’ is radically alternative. Really? Don’t we think it’s a little archaic to think that men and women in 2016 only ever have friends of the same sex? It does make me laugh when I see all these […]

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Oxfam wedding boutique: second-hand dress, first-class experience

The Oxfam wedding boutique shop: feel amazing, get first-class advice and give money to charity. WINNING. I didn’t even know there was an Oxfam wedding boutique shop, and I used to work in the charity world. Shame on me. Have you considered buying a second-hand wedding dress? If not, grab a cuppa and open your horizons… […]

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