I can't lie, I spent a lot of last week googling 'what to expect at a wedding dress appointment', and feeling mostly a bit nervous and confused. I booked myself an appointment to try on wedding dresses at David's Bridal, rounded up my mum, and set off to pretend to be a proper bride for once. … Continue reading The Bad Bride Diaries: What To Expect At A Wedding Dress Appointment
Looking for ideas for how to propose at disney, and wondering what happens after a disney engagement? Look no further. This weekend was the one year anniversary of me and my fiance getting engaged at Disney World. In the year since, we've both had a lot of questions on how to propose at Disney and … Continue reading How to Propose at Disney
While we've had our venue booked for a while, we've been struggling to sort out the person to do the actual ceremony bit. We're getting married in Birmingham, but live within a different council area, and currently both register office's seem to think we're the other one's problem. So that's going well, and because I'm … Continue reading The Bad Bride Diaries: What’s the Difference Between a Registrar and a Celebrant?
There are several stages of being engaged that make you consider murdering everybody around you. Or I did anyway. When I was first engaged, I found the initial stage very peculiar and often quite uncomfortable; something that I hadn't expected. I was delighted to be engaged, of course, but as somebody who finds small talk … Continue reading The Bad Bride Diaries: What’s In A Name?
Turns out weddings are freaking expensive. Who knew? By the end of 2017, the average cost of a wedding in the UK had reached a whopping £27, 161. That's about 11,000 lattes, and quite a lot of avocado toast... Even if you're planning a wedding on a slightly less insane budget, chances are, you're going … Continue reading The Bad Bride Diaries: Saving Up For The Wedding
Are you a fellow Bad Bride who finds planning a wedding is driving you to drink? Stress no more, the Bad Bride's Wedding Planning Drinking Game is here! Take a Sip when Someone offers well-intentioned, but annoying, advice A venue's website is so badly designed, it makes you want to poke out your own eyes … Continue reading The Bad Bride’s Wedding Planning Drinking Game
We chose our wedding venue! We're still waiting on signing contracts, but disaster aside, we have a venue. Choosing was actually a lot less tricky than I expected, and while typically, we've ended up choosing the MacDonald Burlington which was the first place we looked at, I thought it might be useful to share how we decided … Continue reading The Bad Bride Diaries: How to Choose a Wedding Venue
Wedding planning is insane, turns out, and actually nobody tells you quite what it's like. Here's some of the surprises I've had in the planning stage. When you starting drafting your guest list, you will be amazed by how many people you know, and begin to panic about how you're going to afford to feed … Continue reading The Bad Bride Diaries: Things Nobody Tells You About Wedding Planning
A few weeks ago, Dave and I checked out the Eclectic Wedding Extravaganza. This yearly event is aimed at couples who don't feel like the traditional wedding scene caters to them, with a range of quirky traders offering everything from Medieval wedding outfits to video games for the Reception. EWE was held at The Bond in … Continue reading The Bad Bride Diaries: Eclectic Wedding Extravaganza
The National Wedding Show is one of the biggest showcases in the UK, and we went along to check out the Birmingham edition. The show wasn't actually as huge as I expected, and a lot of it was taken up by destination wedding ideas, which isn't what we're looking at. The dress stands were also enormous, … Continue reading The Bad Bride Diaries: National Wedding Show