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So Your Engaged

Congratulations on your engagement.  But, what now?

The majority of couples who reach out to me soon after their engagement do so because they quite simply have no idea where to start.  They have found themselves in unknown territory and are feeling completely overwhelmed at the thought of planning what is probably going to be the biggest day of their lives.

Does this sound familiar?  If so, then this blog post is for you.

Below you will find a few simple steps which will help kick start your wedding planning journey.


First things first.  You will no doubt be in high demand.  So, clear your diary for the next few weeks and let the champagne flow.  Enjoy showing off that ring and most importantly celebrate your newly found status as an engaged couple.

Photo Credit: Joseph Kinerman Wedding Photography 


Once you have recovered from celebrating you will need to invest time researching.  Put your train journeys, lunchtimes and quite frankly any spare time to good use and begin searching for inspiration.  A good place to start is to allow wedding blogs into your life.  Embrace wedding blogs and in know time at all you will be bursting full of creative and practical ideas for your forth coming nuptials.

Wedding blogs regulary feature real weddings where you will find realistic and honest advise from recently married couples.  In addition to this you will also find top tips and helpful articles from professional wedding suppliers.

Instagram is also a fabulous platform offering inspiration for brides to be.  Images from real weddings and styled shoots posted by wedding suppliers will provide you with realistic and achievable inspiration for your own wedding day.



Perhaps not the most exciting subject, but unfortunately it is an important part of your wedding planning journey. Taking time early on to establish a clear and realistic budget will instantly set you on the correct path saving you valuable time in the long run.

When setting a budget you will need to discuss how much you are willing and able to invest in your wedding day.  Discover if you will be self funding your wedding or if any family members are able to contribute towards your special day.  Once you have set your budget you can then move on to the more exciting details associated with planning a wedding.

Hopefully this blog post has provided you with enough guidance to begin planning your wedding. If however you require further assistance take a look at my website where you will find information on the selection of planning packages that I offer.

Photo Credit: Frankly Iris Photography 


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With a keen eye for detail, organisational skills that are second to none and the love of a “to do” list it was inevitable that Hayley would become an events planner. She started her career within the legal profession and was a Personal Assistant for 14 years before training with the UKAWP to become a professional wedding and events planner and then going on to launch “Hayley Jayne Weddings & Events”.

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