Saturday, 30 April 2011

In Recovery

My name's Trish and I'm an addict! There I've said it, I am addicted to anything wedding related, much to the annoyance of my other half. And I have infected my daughters with my addiction too. They both like nothing better than flicking through the pages of a bridal mag to check out the latest fashions. And we cannot pass by a Church where there is a wedding going on, without stopping for a gander.
(I am the same with houses too I am probably the scary woman you see peering through your window trying to catch a glipse of your new sofa or fab wallpaper!)

So you will understand that yesterday was something of a treat for people like myself. A full day dedicated to a wedding! Now granted it was just the ceremony itself and didn't give us a glimpse of the reception (though I am sure if was FAB-U-LOUS) but for an addict like me and my girls it was a day filled with ooohing and aahhing over every last detail. We watched from the moment the coverage started until the very end (and we have relapsed today with a bit more from all of the papers which we have purchased in armfuls and will keep in pristine condition for my future grandchildren).

Why? I hear you cry. Well because I am a hopeless romantic I suppose. I want to believe that anyone can meet their Prince and live happily ever after (even if the statitics prove that it is highly unlikely)
I want my daughters to believe in marriage, though if they decide not to thats fine, and I want them to find someone that will love them for who they are no matter what. It doesn't have to be a real Prince, just someone kind and loving who will treat them well and put up with their mad mother! I know Prince William is taken, but there's always Harry to Marry!


Friday, 29 April 2011


Well It's finally arrived, The Royal Wedding! Today we will all finally see who and what Kate Middleton will be walking down the aisle in. No doubt it will be talked about for weeks to come and many column inches will be dedicated to it. Some will love it, others won't but does it really matter. This couple look genuinely in love and I hope that they are very happy.
All that remains to say for today is Congratulations your Royal Highness'. X
Image Mario Testino

Thursday, 28 April 2011

The Art of Saying No

I’m sure I’m not the only one who has been asked by a friend or relative to help them out in times of need. Growing up my Dad, who used to be a Roofer before he retired, was always getting calls to go round and help someone out in times of need which he always gladly did (much to the annoyance of my Mum). He always did the job for the cost of the materials because he liked to help people out and knew what it was like to be strapped for cash.
Maybe because I always saw him do so, it was a natural progression that I do exactly the same myself (much to the annoyance of my other half!) I am quite happy to help out friends and Family where I can and as my Dad did always do the job for the cost of the materials.
Because I can sew, knit, crochet, craft & bake I have always been in demand to create items for people’s homes, babies, parties and events. And to be honest, it was a brilliant creative outlet for me as I had a demanding job in local government where I was stuck behind a desk most of the day. So being asked to use my hands instead of my brain was a welcome break. I always used to joke that my hands got jealous of my brain as they had very little to do (apart from hold a pen and tap a keyboard). I would quite happily work into the early hours of the morning making stuff for other people for the reason that I felt like if the shoe was on the other foot they would do the same for me.
Since starting my own business I am still often asked to help out friends and family, which I do, but some seem to think that because I am self-employed I have all the time in the world to carry out the tasks they have asked me to help them with. They think that because I don’t answer to anyone I can just do things when I feel like it and drop everything when they need me.
Now I don’t want to sound mean and while I don’t mind helping out anyone in their time of need, especially close friends who have always been there for me, I feel it’s a bit unfair of them to expect me to make their curtains, bake their cakes, make their invitations etc.  (delete as appropriate) with very little or no notice.
As I am self-employed I often work into the evening (It’s now 11.30pm! and I have been at it since 9am this morning) because I don’t have a boss I have to do everything from the accounts to the admin and everything in between and I no longer have a regular income to rely on. Now while this was my choice and I love it (I don’t know why I didn’t do it earlier) I just haven’t got the same amount of free time anymore to create all those things that I used to when I had a 9-5 desk job. My  so called free time is taken up with trying to earn some money to pay the mortgage (and support my ribbon obsession – I don’t know I just like it) and the constant requests to “bake me a cake, make me a card, make me a dress and now plan my wedding have had to be met with a firm “ I’m sorry I can’t.”
Now some have completely understood and been fine, others (who shall remain nameless, but you know who you are) have been upset that I have refused to help and have gone off in a huff.
I am sad that they feel so upset and I’m also upset that they haven’t offered to help me with stuff that I’m struggling with at the moment. Part of me feels that I should do what they’ve asked and part of me feels like I should stand my ground, I’m torn. I hate feeling like this. How do you say no without offending people?

Wednesday, 27 April 2011

DIY Diva!

I’ve had a mixed bag kind of a day.
While I have had some lovely comments from people about the film that I posted on you tube yesterday. I have also had one disturbing phone call from a rather angry wedding supplier who feels that I am trying to undermine the value of her and other wedding suppliers by encouraging people to make their own items for their weddings (namely cakes on this occasion).
The conversation started amiable enough with her telling me that she has been a cake maker for over 28 years and that she has made cakes for people from all walks of life, has built her reputation on being honest and providing value for money for her customers etc. (which I am sure she has), but rapidly progressed into a verbal attack on me personally!
I was accused of encouraging couples not to use the services of professional wedding suppliers and by doing so was taking business from legitimate companies. She added that I was also running the risk of ruining the wedding days of lots of couples, by making them believe they could achieve the same results as she could when they had little or no training!
Despite explaining to her that this is not the case and that while I have every respect for her experience and expertise (though not her manners, I have to add) I also respect that everyone has the right to choose (or not as the case may be) to pay someone for their services or try and do as much of it yourself as you feel comfortable with.
There are not many people who have pots of cash to throw around these days and many couples are getting very hands on when planning their weddings, either through choice or necessity. As a planner, I show them where they can make savings and how to do things themselves.
There are some couples who embrace the idea of a bit of DIY and get stuck in. There are also the couples who have no inclination to do anything themselves either because they don’t want to or they don’t have the time to do it. Those couples will still engage the services of professional wedding suppliers and they will chose to save money in other ways. This is their choice not mine.
Whilst I do show them techniques etc., it is they who do all of the actual hands on stuff. I do not earn any money from getting them to make their own invitation, favours, cakes or the likes.  Yes I get my fee that we agree at the initial consultation, but I don’t make any extra cash by encouraging them to bake their own cakes, which is what the caller seemed to believe and was so angry at.
It is a fact that there are, and always will be, people who cannot afford, or prefer not to engage the services of a professional wedding supplier for whatever reasons. I need to point out that those people may not even choose to use my services either.
To her and other suppliers who think that what I am doing is some form of heresy. I make no apologies for showing people how to save some money. Customers have a right to choose where and how they spend their hard earned cash and neither you nor I have the right to tell them that they can’t attempt to create some of the details of their wedding days themselves.
There are areas where I would never encourage people to have a go themselves, if what they wanted to create was complicated or they didn’t have the necessary skills; but generally many people can attempt to make some of the details themselves whatever their skill level, with a bit of guidance and support.
One couple I worked with recently saved £450 by making their own invitations and £300 because the Bride’s Mother made the Wedding cake. They were happy with the end results and they didn’t feel that they had been short changed or that they were settling for second best. They may have just gone ahead and paid a supplier if I hadn’t shown them what to do or made suggestions but… they may not have. The point is it was their choice. If (some) suppliers didn’t charge extortionate fee’s for their services some couples wouldn’t even think of doing a bit of wedding DIY.
During the course of the call, I must admit that there were moments when I felt like yelling back at her. But I’m glad I didn’t. At the end of the day I came out with my dignity intact. People like that never listen anyway!
I’d love to hear your comments on the matter.
Till next time

Tuesday, 26 April 2011

Lights, Camera, Action Mark II

Well as promised here is the fruits of the filming that I did a few weeks ago with Neil Atkinson. There are a few adjustments to be made for the final cut, but I thought that you may like to see it.

I'm planning to film some more in the future to show more ways of saving costs when planning a wedding.
(By the way the cake only cost £70 to create and the cakes came from Tesco all other supplies were from Dainty Supplies and Design a cake)

I'd love to hear your comments, good or bad below

Monday, 25 April 2011

Chocolate Overload

Well, I hope that you have all had a nice Easter break and that the bunny brought you lots of eggs. I know that our house has had more than it's fair share of chocolate, and we shall probably be eating it for some time to come!

We had our closest family over for Sunday Lunch and it was great to spend some time in each others company, relaxing and chatting, just like millions of other families were doing. Like other celebrations we just love to push the boat out and make a special effort for our guests. My daughters made a cake....

We made personalised eggs for everyone ...
Which even had bunny's bottoms on the reverse!

With name tags and flowers

Everyone loved them and it was a pleasure to see people so happy and enjoying themselves, and ultimately that's what its all about isn't it. Any celebration that you host should be about your guests and their enjoyment.
I am pleased to say that everyone went home smiling... and then I was left to do the washing up! some things never change do they? Well everything is back to normal for a couple of days at least and then we have our Royal Wedding Celebration Party on Friday, so there are lots of preparations underway for that.

I have also seen the first edit of the film that I recently made for my new website so I am really excited about sharing that with you very soon I hope!

Saturday, 23 April 2011


Well Easter is here. I can't believe that the first four months of the year have gone by so quickly. ( I think that must be a sign that I'm getting old!)
I hope that you are all enjoying the long bank holiday weekend and are indulging in eating some scrummy easter eggs. I know I have.
This weekend we are having our closest family over for lunch so there will be ten of us sat around the table on Sunday, eating, drinking and probably laughing way into the night.
Because of the Easter weekend, I am taking a couple of days of days break but I will be posting again from Monday, so watch this space. With less than a week to go before the royal wedding I am getting way too excited! As you know we are having a Royal Wedding get together to celebrate and I thought that I'd let you have a peek at the invitations I made.

Invitation Front Cover


Thursday, 21 April 2011

Hidden Costs

You’ve got the ring, you’ve set a date and have hundreds of ideas for your Wedding; but do you have any idea of how much any of it is going to cost you? With the average UK Wedding costing around £22,500.00 it’s important to know that you are spending your cash wisely. Not many of us have limitless amounts of cash available that will allow us to have everything that we’ve ever dreamed of. So finding ways to make your budget stretch and work harder for you is paramount to saving some of your hard earned cash. I have met many brides who think they have it all worked out but have forgotten to add in the hidden costs associated with a wedding….
This list isn’t exhaustive, but it will give you an idea of what to look out for .


Surprisingly there are still couples who think that getting married in church is free! No. At the moment it costs £299.50 for a Church of England Wedding. This covers the church ceremony, the reading of the banns and your marriage certificate. If you want choristers, an organist or bell ringing then you will have to pay extra for this. Prices vary according to each church so you need to ask your vicar for a quote as soon as possible so you can factor in these costs.

If you want to have a civil ceremony the costs vary depending on where you live. It’s important to note though that the cost will be significantly higher if the registrar attends your chosen venue to conduct the ceremony, rather than marry you at the local register office. Presently the costs for getting married in Northumberland are £25.00 non-refundable booking fee, £33.50 notice of marriage for both parties, £43.00 for registry office marriage including certificate. A total of £135.00
By comparison you will need to add extra fees if you wish the registrar to conduct the ceremony at a licenced venue currently these fees are
£295.00          Mon – Fri
£350.00          Sat
£405.00          Sun
£455.00          Bank Holiday
You will still have to pay the booking fee and the notice of marriage fees so costs will range from £387.00 to £547.00.

Marriage Certificates cost £3.50 each before the wedding day, but that rises to £7.00 after the wedding and can go up to £9.00 once the register had ben archived. So be prepared; work out in advance who will need copies of your marriage certificates (banks, passport office, DVLA etc) and order them before the wedding. It’s not a huge amount of money but if you need a couple of copies each it’s better to be prepared and keep the cash in your pocket.
You may well have found the dress of your dreams within your budget; however, you need to remember that many brides will lose at least a little bit of weight prior to their big day, which often means that their dress will need to be altered. This can add at least £150.00 on top of your dress and can be significantly more if your dress is an intricate design. It’s not just your dress either, remember to cost in any alterations that need to be made to your Grooms outfit too!
Flowers can take up a large part of your budget but you need to remember to ask if there will be a charge for setting up at your church or venue, usually florists will charge a fee based on the distance they have to travel from their workshop to the venue, but you should check beforehand what their fees are. Also if you are having your floral arrangements moved from the church to your reception venue then you need to factor in this additional cost too. Ask your florist of the charges beforehand so that you know how much you have to spend on the actual flowers.
Choosing stationary for your wedding can be exciting. However, if you decide to have a bespoke design this is going to cost you extra. You will have to factor in the cost of the initial design as well as the cost of each item that you are having made. Remember too to ask if envelopes are included, I have heard of some brides to be getting a nasty shock when the prices of the envelopes were added to the bargain invitations! You must also remember to include the cost of the postage when sending out the save the date, invitations and thank you cards, for a wedding with 100 guests this can add another £54.00 if you send them second class, though this can be much more if you have a large or heavy invitations. If you are sending invitations abroad this will also cost you more so sit down and work this out before you chose your designs.
If you have a number of professionals that will be providing services throughout your special day such as photographer, videographer, musicians etc. you need to remember that they will need feeding too! You shouldn’t feel obliged to provide them with the same meal as you are providing your guests with but you should ask your venue to provide a basic meal for them which could be something simple that will cost about half of what you are providing for your guests. This needs to be added to the final bill.
You should also note that if musicians are being filmed as part of the proceedings they are entitled to ask for a higher fee. You need to establish if this is the case before you book them and get it in writing.
You may think that a booze cruise is a way of saving a fortune on your alcohol costs, but many venues will charge you corkage for bringing your own. Check out the venues policy before you book your ferry trip!
Check what services the venue supplies as standard. If you want something different this is going to cost you. Chair covers, linens, crockery & cutlery soon add up. If at all possible try and work with what the venue has to offer otherwise you will need to add these extra costs onto the venue costs.
Venues can cost you an arm and a leg, but you really need to check the small print to see what’s included in the price. I recently had one poor Father of the Bride who was in a state of shock when he realised that the room hire alone was going to cost £4000, he had assumed that as he was paying £125.00 per head for the guests that the room hire would be included in that price. So please do check. You also need to check if there will be a service charge added some venues can charge up to a 12.5% gratuity on top of the costs. It pays to be vigilant when going through your contract and if you are not sure then ask, ask, ask until you are happy with the answer.
Many venues have minimum price per person, so if say the venue holds 80 but you’re only inviting 70 your going to be paying for an extra 10 guests that aren’t there! It pays to choose a venue appropriate for the number of guests to avoid incurring any unnecessary charges.
If you are having a marquee for an outdoors wedding have you remembered to factor in the cost of securing it? Especially important if it is to be erected a day or so before the ceremony and if it’s somewhere other than your backyard! You should also factor in the cost of insuring the marquee against any damage, either to the structure itself or to the generator, fixtures or fittings, cover can cost from £75.00
Remember to add in the cost of lighting for your marquee? It can be quite dark in there even on a summer day!
Check that coat check costs are included especially if you are hiring an outside caterer.
It’s all too easy to forget to budget for things like underwear, jewellery and thank you gifts for all of your Wedding attendants and both sets of parents! You need to work out what you can afford to spend and include this in your budget.
You should also include a contingency budget of roughly 10% of your overall budget just to cover anything that arises unexpectedly (Yes there is always something you had forgotten to add) and if you are terribly good and don’t use it you can have a nice treat after the wedding !


Wednesday, 20 April 2011

Tricky Guests

As a planner, one of the questions I am most often asked is how do I deal with a guest who is refusing to play ball and is making my Wedding Day all about them? We've all been there at some point. Wether it's Great Auntie Flo who refuses to attend because second cousin Michael and his new wife are invited or the Bridesmaid who is refusing to wear any of the dresses that you have chosen. Their bickering can suck all the fun out of planning your Wedding Day. But it doesn't have to be the case. I have put together a handy how to for dealing with those difficult guests....


Tuesday, 19 April 2011

Technology Failure!

Phew! well I'm back after not posting anything for a week due to having technology problems. It's amazing how we have come to rely on technology for nearly every aspect of our day to day lives isn't it? Just being without a computer or internet access can seriously slow up your everyday routine when you have to rely on the old methods of pen and paper and using the telephone instead of e:mail! Hopefully my problems are sorted and nothing else will happen (I say crossing fingers) and I will be able to keep you up to date with what's happening!

It's made me all too aware though of the importance of backing up information from your computer regularly. Thankfully I have a clickfree hard drive that automatically backs up my computer every couple of hours so when my computer crashed I was able to restore all of my documents onto my shiny new machine.
This has been invaluable, if I had lost all of my personal stuff it would have been horrible, but if I'd lost business information it would have been a catastrophe! can you imagine having to tell some one that you'd lost all of the paperwork relating to their wedding. It doesn't bear thinking about.

If you use a computer you really need to back up your files. Yes you can get a compuer company to try and retrieve your lost data but this will cost you over a hundered pounds. My little device plugs in you set it and that's it. everything else is done automatically so you don't have to remember to back stuff up... it does it all for you. Magic!

My device is a Clickfree and cost me about £100 but there are lots of others on the market.  Be warned, don't back up and run the risk of losing all of your photo's bank statements, music, video's... the list is endless.

Anyway lecture over! I'll be posting some fab ideas soon.. I promise and fingers crossed all technology will behave itself!


Tuesday, 12 April 2011

Neighbours... Everybody needs good Neighbours

I want you to indulge me a little... I want to post something today not about Weddings but about my lovely neighbours.

I have been very fortunate in recent years that in the last two properties where we have resided I have had the most wonderful neighbours that anyone could wish for. In fact despite my last neighbours Julie & Michael, moving to Australia some four years ago we are still in touch and I can't imagine Julie not being a part of my life. 

My current neighbours Angie and Keith have always been very good and taken in parcels, kept an eye out for the kids etc, you know the ususal kinds of stuff that neighbours do for one another, but Angie & Keith  went one step further than most neighbours and recently let me take over their home (well their very nice brand new extension and luxury fitted kitchen really) so that I could do some filming. Bearing in mind that my request was sprung on them at the last minute ( due to someone else pulling out ) they were so accomodating. Even allowing me to switch off their Fridge, as it made too much noise while we were filming (and it's a huge American Style fridge freezer that needed to be wheeled out so that we could switch it off!), and keeping their dog out of the way of the cameraman as he is allergic; not once did they complain! (Note you don't realise how noisy everyday items are until you need them to be quiet!)

Of course I have sent a card over and a little gift, but I just wanted to thank them publicly for being the most lovely genuine people and indulging their rather mad and exciteable neighbour. I don't know what I would have done without you. You went far above and beyond the call of neighbourly duty. Thanks, It goes without saying .. I owe you one.

Oh and I forgot to say that Keith also bakes us (and other neighbours) cakes how nice is that?  Lovely cakes too that we all fight over (That's me and the husband and kids, not me and the other neighbours!), not the horrible kind that mad old aunties bake that you chuck in the bin when they've gone home! Really lovely home made cakes that my mouth loves so much but my hips don't like so much.

And... while I'm on at thanking folk who have been helping me out recently I really need to thank my good friend Carol A who is always offering good impartial advice, boosting my confidence and getting out her little black book of contacts. I don't know what I would do without you. I love you even though you are not in the slightest bit excited about the Royal Wedding LOL x

I could go on as ther are lots of people that are always there for me... but I won't (phew I hear you cry, thank God for that)  after all it's not theAcademy Awards! However to all of you and you know who you are DT, KB etc... Thanks and I love ya. x

I am a lucky girl!


Monday, 11 April 2011

Lights Camera Action!

Well as promised here are some pictures of the finished cake that I put together for filming today.
Boy who would have thought that it would be so difficult to speak and carry out tasks at the same time! For someone who never stops talking in real life I completely blanked when I had to talk and build the cake on camera. It was a good job that it wasn't live, at least the worst bits can be edited out! I will never look at actors and presenters in the same light again... they make it look so easy. By the time I was finished I had a headache and a dry throat and we were only filming for a couple of hours.

The resulting film will form part of my new website. showing what you can achieve yourself, if you are on a tight budget. I will cover areas like cake, stationary, flowers etc and show how you can create lookalikes yourself, buy using items that are readily available on the high street.

For this film, I used supermarket bought cakes and transformed them into a cake that wouldn't look out of place in a high street window. (In my opinion) And for less than £70.00! I think that's a bargain. This cake will feed about 80 people, but you could always add layers if you have more guests.

I had a few minor catastrophes along the way, with bits getting damaged etc, but thankfully the cameraman managed to hide them. I can't wait to see the finished film!

I hope you like it. Please feel free to post some comments in the box below.

Sunday, 10 April 2011

Busy Bee

I've been really busy the last couple of days getting things ready for some filming that I will be doing tomorrow (Monday) and I thought I would give you a sneak peak of what will be featuring.

Firstly is a bouquet that I made with silk flowers....

I apologise for the quality of the photo's. I am a terrible photographer!

Here's a peek of some of the stationary...

And some of the favour boxes...

I am also demonstrating how to make your own Wedding cake, by using ready made store bought cakes. Yes really! I can't post a picture here yet, as it's in pieces ready for filming tomorrow. But here are a few pics of the component parts. I'll feature the finished cake here soon. In the meantime ...

Close up of the bows that will adorn the cakes

Flowers and bows to adorn the cake

Flowers for the cake

The Cake Topper

The feature is to show just how you can create lots of items yourself for your wedding and will feature on my new website along with a host of other projects. All very exciting for me as I have been waiting for so long. I can hardly wait!

I hope you like them and I would love some comments so please feel free. Good or bad I'd like to hear what you have to say.

Fingers crossed that tomorrow will go swimmingly.

Friday, 8 April 2011


It seems that there just aren't enough hours in the day at the moment. I am busy working on a few projects that seem to be taking up all of my time. Added to this I have had real problems with the new website, having been let down by someone that I believed I could trust, but you learn by your mistakes, so onward and upward I say. I have found a lovely guy who will be designing my new website so I am feeling better that things will finally start to move.

I am also filming some footage that will be on the new site so lookout for that too.

Because I have been so busy I have neglected posting on this blog as I have just been falling into bed for a couple of hours sleep before starting again! I hope that you will bear with me, I promise that I will have lots of exciting things happening in the coming weeks.

PS You will notice that the look of theblog has changed again... and may do so a couple of more times in the coming weeks. I would love to have your feedback on what you think of the designs, so please don't be shy!

Tuesday, 5 April 2011

Hidden Treasure

Today I have had a busy day sourcing lots of items for a forthcoming project. I found most of what I was looking for at the fabulous Dainty Supplies in Washington Tyne & Wear. They have a fabulous array of everything you will need for a spot of DIY customisation of your wedding day. They stock everything from sparkly gems to chair sashes and everything in between and at fabulous prices.
If you can't get there in person you can check out their website for lots of online bargains. I promise you one visit and you will be hooked!

If you are venturing out to visit them in person you should also check out the brilliant Design a Cake which is a few doors away. They stock everything you could possibly need for making fabulous cakes. I am trying to persuade the fabulously talented Nadia to do some online tutorials for this blog.. She currently runs cake decorating and sugarcraft workshops at Bowburn Community Centre in Durham. Check out her site at

I will post some pictures of what I make with my shopping trip finds soon... watch this space.

Sunday, 3 April 2011

Happy Mothers Day

To all of you Mothers out there I hope you are having a wonderful Mothers Day and are being treat like Royalty by your nearest and dearest. I have had a lovely day so far. Breakfast in bed from my youngest daughter Emma and presents left for me by my eldest daughter Sarah who is away with the RAF this weekend. My Husband has been away too this weekend so it's just been me and Emma and the cat and dog. I'm looking forward to this evening when we are all back together again. I really miss them when they've been away. But enough about me!

It's been a few days since I last posted as I have been so busy, there doesn't seem to be enough hours in the day at the moment. However, I have found some gorgoeous bargains that I had to share with you.

Many of us are watching the purse strings and trying to find ways of cutting costs without compromising on style in all areas of our lives. I am always searching out bargain finds for Brides to be, as well as some for myself along the way.

When you are searching for bargains it's a good idea to step outside of the box and look in places where you may not automatically think of as wedding suppliers. There are loads of dresses out there that would look fabulous for a bridesmaid, but are not marketed as such. For example, take a peek at this fantastic Oscar Bandeau dress from Oasis. Priced at just £55.00... yes you heard me right £55.00 any bridesmaid would look beautiful in this. You can even have same day delivery if its in stock.

Oscar Bandeau Dress from Oasis

This isn't the only bargain to be had from Oasis check out the lovely Paisley Beaded dress at just £40.00 or the rich Chocolate Petal Dress priced at £85.00.

Paisley Beaded Dress from Oasis

Chocolate Petal Bandeau dress from Oasis

If you are really watching the purse strings and are having difficulty finding a dress in your price bracket you should check out for their range of Wedding Dresses. They have some beautiful Nicholas Millington designs that start at £150.00 with sizes from 10 through to 20. They also have some bridal shoes that you could pick up for £32.00, plus if you buy the matching bag you save another £5.00. The bonus is that you can have the items delivered direct to your door and try them on in the comfort of your own home and you can pay for your purchases weekly.

Nicholas Millington  Dress from £199.00

Fishtail Wedding Dress from £150.00

Ivory Organza Dress from  £250.00

Honeymoon Wedding shoes
from Nicholas Millington at £32.00

Other high street favourites of mine for bargains are TK Maxx and Boundary Mills. you can always find something brilliant everytime you go in , you just have to snap them up otherwise they won't be there for long. If you find any of your own bargains let me know so that we can share them with other Brides to be.
Till next time.

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