If you're engaged...CONGRATULATIONS!

Firstly, a big congratulations if you got engaged over the Christmas period! It is without a doubt one of the most exciting, stressful, whirlwind periods in your life but all I can say is soak it in and enjoy every second, no matter how big or small the wedding. I would be surprised if you don’t argue with your partner the most you ever have during decision making processes (I did!) but let it go, compromise and make sure your partner also has the big day they envisioned too. If like me your wedding is something you have thought about for a long time try to understand that the big day is for both of you and they deserve their say too….

Enjoy this time to be engaged, have drinks and celebrate with all your friends and family as it’s a really special time!

When you start thinking about wedding planning the possibilities really are endless, even if you’re on a budget, that dream wedding can be a reality. Now it is so easy to create the wedding of your dreams with loads of DIY shortcuts and calling in favours from friends. The best place to start is probably the budget as it’s easy to get carried away with venues and catering so if you set a figure in mind you know instantly what sort of range you are looking at.

Use Lula & Rye as a planning tool; we have loads of blog posts for the savvy, creative couple with great money saving tips, DIYs and ideas to make your big day wonderful. We have a section of styled shoots, real weddings and other fun stuff on our website for inspiration and if you need more help for the day itself, have a look at the props we have on offer to help make your day just a bit more magical, we love working with couples to create a vision for their perfect day. There’s no job too big!

Most importantly, HAVE FUN! This really is the most amazing time for you and your partner and whatever you do the day will be perfect, so enjoy the madness on the run up to it….