Category Archives: Wedding Planning

Ask AOW: Caught In The Middle

Right, readers.  We need you.  A reader has sent in a plea for help on how to manage her feuding sister and best friend in the run-up to her wedding.  I know a number of you have had the difficult  role of mediator in advance of your weddings, and that the road to harmonious weddings [...]

Categories: Ask Anna, Ant and AOW, Wedding Planning
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A sucker for a bit of christmas

It’s the last instalment of 2013 from the lovely Rach, who has spent the last six months giving us an insight into the start of a new business (as well as some rather lovely pictures of some very pretty dresses). Rachel thanks all of you guys in this post, but I would like to take [...]

Categories: Any Other Wedding, Money and Career, Wedding Planning
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Like exams and Christmas…just with more make-up and cherubs

This is Rach M’s wedding report. It is, as you would expect, fabulous, honest, and hilarious, all rolled into one brilliant wedding report. I’m not going to add any more than that because Rach has done such a good job herself, but I do just quickly want to say how much I love that AOW [...]

Categories: Any Other Wedding, Becoming A Wife, Wedding Planning, Wedding Reports
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Live the life you’ve imagined

We’re back with Rachel’s fourth post in her brilliant series about setting up her own business. I have to say, I think this might be my favourite post so far – it’s very easy to talk about the positive side of following your dreams, but here Rachel has been very honest about the tough sides [...]

Categories: Money and Career, Wedding Planning, Wedding Pretty
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Weekend Wonderings: A Photo Shoot for Great White Occasions!

When Emma and Daniel’s email first dropped into our inbox, we were beside ourselves with excitement that they had such a great business, and that they wanted AOW to feature it.  And then they asked whether we had any readers that might want to don their wedding dresses and get involved in a photoshoot featuring Bruce, their hunky [...]

Categories: Wedding Planning, Weekend Wonderings
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What went wrong at our wedding*

‘My rubbish wedding report’ was the subject of the email Amy sent me when I shamelessly begged her to tell us about her day. Readers, it is definitely not rubbish. It shines with as much joy and love and downright awesomeness as Amy and James’ big day itself did. Those things that when wrong? Just [...]

Categories: Life Experience, Wedding Planning, Wedding Pretty
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From the Fringes of Sanity – A Rach M Update

Oh, happy Monday, readers.  This post by Rach M will have you in stitches, as she recounts her Planning Woes  in the run-up to her October wedding.  (side note: Rach is back from Hong Kong now and I’m so excited to meet up with her I might burst).  This post is colourful, emotional, witty and perfect, [...]

Categories: Life Experience, Wedding Planning, Wedding Pretty
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How To Be Married (or The Marriage Preparation Course)

This post by Katy fascinates me.  Mostly because I did absolutely zero preparation for getting married, and so I always feel out-organised by those who did.  And also because although Katy and Dan are Christians, you don’t have to be religious to just think about this stuff, to realise that if you had to break down [...]

Categories: Life Experience, Marriage, Wedding Planning
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Seven times a bridesmaid

The lovely Rachel is back today (if you missed it, you can read the first post in the series here), with more on setting up a business, and more specifically, what led her from her career in stage management, to setting up her own wedding dress boutique. I love that Rachel saw a gap in [...]

Categories: Money and Career, Wedding Planning
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S is for…Scams and Scaremongering

This post would not have been out of place in the AOW A-Z of Getting Married.  It’s a rant and a rage (oh, my favourite kind of wedding planning post) and it’s against my sworn enemy, Bridal Shops and all their ilk (wait…some are ace.  I take that back).  Oh, and Society.  And its Expectations. [...]

Categories: Wedding Planning
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