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Wedding Inspiration 01

Alex and I haven’t made any concrete plans for the wedding as we’re waiting on news about our (hopefully!) venue at the moment. For the first couple of weeks we were just enjoying being engaged and celebrating with friends/family. The wedding will most likely be at the end of next summer in the UK, but there are a few things up in the air at the moment. However we have a pretty clear idea about what style wedding we would like. I’ve always dreamed about having the reception in a simple field in the fresh air, in the summer. Although there are some gorgeous wedding reception venues out there, I really dislike the idea of having to cut the party short because we only have the venue for a certain time. I want to party all night! πŸ™‚
We want to keep costs down as much as possible, so that will probably mean making a lot of the food ourselves and having a buffet style dinner. The amount that some things cost just for one day is just extortionate so I think we’ll be scrapping a few traditions that we’re not bothered by. I am planning on designing the invitations, making all the signage, and any placecards/menus. I would like to have a wild/relaxed theme for the flowers for the tables and decoration, with lots of greenery. I would love to have Australian native flowers for bouquets as a nod to Alex’s home, and I also just think they’re beautiful. 
Planning a wedding is more overwhelming than I thought, but every time I get stressed I take a step back and remember what it’s all about and try and enjoy the planning process as much as possible. My amazing sister has already created a spreadsheet for all the details which made me feel so much better! 
Have you planned a wedding? I would love any tips you have! 
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    Morganna Monk
    April 14, 2016 at 12:15 pm

    Hi Polly…great post! It can be daunting planning a wedding to start with, but you soon start to realise what’s important to the both of you. It’s lots of fun and I’d do it all again! Best of luck xox

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      Polly Rowan
      April 17, 2016 at 3:01 pm

      Thanks for the advice Morganna, I really do want to treasure these moments as it’s once in a lifetime! x

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    Amy Eleanor
    April 15, 2016 at 12:52 pm

    For one of my sister’s weddings we did all the food ourselves and went to places like CostCo for bulk buys- things like napkins, cutlery and other bits and pieces. For my other sister’s wedding they asked guests to bring along a home-made dish to add to the buffet table and then they put everyone’s recipes into a book. Good luck with the planning! x

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      Polly Rowan
      April 17, 2016 at 3:00 pm

      Thanks for the tips Amy! I love both of these ideas! It’s reassuring to know that it is actually possible to put together a feast for the wedding ourselves πŸ™‚ x

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    Sophie | The Littlest Things
    April 19, 2016 at 10:44 pm

    I am soooooo excited for you!!!! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ I just left a reply the comment you left on my recent post, but let me know the date of your wedding as I’ll be over in the UK a couple times next year and would absolutely love to photograph your day so hopefully we can align dates πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚
    Congratulations!!!!! Sending so much love to you guys! xxxx

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      Polly Rowan
      April 20, 2016 at 9:59 pm

      Aww thanks for your lovely comment! That would be amazing! We don’t have a date yet as there are a few things up in the air at the moment but ideally it will be at the end of the summer, probably August. Are you there in summer at all? I’ll send you a message when we have a date anyway πŸ™‚ xxx

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        Sophie | The Littlest Things
        April 22, 2016 at 2:07 am

        Perfect – definitely let me know the date once it’s locked in – I could certainly be there next summer so could be good timing πŸ™‚ xxx

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    Nancy Straughan
    April 22, 2016 at 9:37 am

    You’re getting married!?! I wanted to stop by your blog as it’s been a little while since I checked in to see what you’re up to, this is such exciting news! A huge congrats from me! xxx

    http://www.hellonancy.co.uk

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    RoseElizabethT
    May 9, 2016 at 10:52 am

    So excited for you! Ive also just got engaged.. (I actually think our parents vaguely know each other!) Its so amazing, overwhelming, and exciting! All at the same time! Have a brilliant time planning your wedding! I know I’m completely engrossed in planning at the moment, and am also planning to do all the stationary and invites myself (The bonus of being a designer!!) Good luck with all the planning, and a huge congratulations to you both!! xxxxx

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      Polly Rowan
      May 9, 2016 at 11:03 pm

      Ahh no way! Massive congratulations lovely! Yes I think they know each other through my mum’s brother Ben? Yes it is so exciting and overwhelming, I never realised how much there would be to plan and it’s hard to know where to start isn’t it! Have you set a date yet? I just had a browse of your Pinterest, it looks so beautiful. xx

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        RoseElizabethT
        May 10, 2016 at 8:17 am

        Thank you! Yes, I also lived with your Aunt in Bristol for a few months after uni I think! πŸ™‚ Its so exciting isn’t it! I’ve had to take a step back and calm down!! Luckily my fiancΓ© (still weird saying that!) is very calm, so he’s keeping everything under control! We’ve started with (rough) guest list just so we know how big a venue to look for. Thinking London as well, and probably late September/early October! I like the idea of a chilly/sunny wedding! Holding out hope that it won’t just be cold and tipping it down…
        I’ve also gone a bit pinterest crazy… made a whole new account just for the wedding stuff, and so I can invite my fiancΓ© to add things with his account without revealing my dress/hair plans! Good luck with all the planning!! (also, Kikki K do an amazingly helpful wedding planner book, which now never leaves my side!) xx

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          Polly Rowan
          May 10, 2016 at 11:58 pm

          Oh yes I remember her saying! Haha I know, I can’t get over the word ‘fiancΓ©’ either, sounds too weird! Guest list is a good place to start, we did that pretty early on too. Are you getting married this year? I think early Autumn will be a beautiful time of year to have the wedding. Haha I invited Alex to pin to a joint ‘secret’ board but so far he hasn’t pinned one thing… at least it allows me more creative freedom! πŸ˜‰ That’s so funny, my friend gave me the Kikki K planner as a gift last week, looks amazing. I don’t know anyone else engaged at the moment, would be great to keep in touch about wedding planning! x

          • RoseElizabethT
            May 11, 2016 at 8:11 am

            Definitely not getting married this year! I’m organised but not that organised! 2017 for us, so will be just after yours. Definitely keep in touch. I don’t know anyone else engaged either, so would be nice to share things! πŸ™‚ Will find you on Facebook, then we can have a message and keep up to date with the planning… πŸ™‚ (off to see our, hopefully, reception venue tonight!)

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