5 Reasons you're not allowed to Wedding-Stress

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5 Reasons you're not allowed to Wedding-Stress

There seems to be, unfortunately, the idea that the words 'Stress' and 'Wedding' go hand in hand as soon as you announce your engagement.

How many of you have been asked straight off the bat, 'have you set a date yet?' Then comes, 'Ooh you best get on to it before things are booked out' and then you hear comments like 'weddings are so stressful!'
Before you've even looked into planning things, society says, freak out!
Well I'm here to reassure you that you honestly don't have to, and here's why;

1) Enjoy your engagement.
There is no rush to the alter so plan things in YOUR time and enjoy the time you have with your fiancé.
There is no rule book with a limit of how long you're allowed to be engaged for. It's your lives so take the reigns and do things at your own speed.

2) Ask the Pros.
When it comes to getting the wedding ball rolling, chat to the professionals. Pick their brain on their experience and ask loads of questions. If you're planning your own wedding; vendors are your best go-to's.
Research their testimonials from other couples and their experiences with these suppliers too.

3) Book a Wedding Fairy God Mother.
If you can, invest in a Wedding Planner.
There are loads of elements to consider within a wedding. And not just the wedding itself, but elements within your venue, your catering, your styling etc etc.
Your planner will highlight the things you may have never considered and ensure everything is looked after.
Take a Marquee for instance; We'll consider the location, access to power, adequate flooring for your band, access to kitchen facicilites and restrooms, adequate lighting, and logistics.
A marquee is virtually a blank canvas in which the event needs to be built from the ground up.
If you have a great Wedding Planner, there is no excuse for stress!

4) Remember who's day this is.
Whilst we love those close to us, there will be times when things are wanted a certain way because it's most comfortable for them. If that person isn't you or your hubby-to-be, please don't feel obligated to change things.
We've come across clients who want to please their guests, and guess what, you can! But this is your free pass to be somewhat 'selfish' and enjoy your wedding day as you would like to. In order to be selfless, you have to be a little selfish.
Sometimes taking friends or family out for a coffee and casually explaining why it means a lot to have 'x' don't in a certain way, and mentioning how nothing would mean more to you than to have their full confidence in your decisions, can relieve some of the pressure there.


5) Stay in touch with yourself.
Don't let your wedding take over your life.
Just the same as you wouldn't let work take over your life. Remember to take the time out as a couple and as individuals and do the things you love.
Whether that's Yoga, Socialising with friends, Having a movie night or Reading a good book. Don't forget to live ;)

See; 5 great, noteworthy reasons why you're not allowed to stress. And to further assist with this topic and remembering to stay in touch with who you are and not let weddings become your life (That's my job guys) we are rolling out mini date-night packs.
Give us a comment or email if you'd like to get your hands on one.
Only a limited number available!

- Lauren x

Photo cred: StyleRunner, Three Bags Full, Pinterest, Small Batch, Rebecca Judd Loves, The Vault Online.

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Happy Wednesday!

Happy Wednesday!

Hey ya!
Welcome to our fresh new website!
We've been working quietly behind the scenes to bring to you a brand-spanking-new showcase of our creative world.

We'd like to take a moment to introduce ourselves to you all over the next couple of posts.
Meet Founder/Creative Director: LAUREN,
A day in my life; 
"5am starts followed be a cup of peppermint tea in front of the @Thetodayshow.
My day progresses with a river-walk followed by client appointments, concept designs, paperwork & ordering, with a skinny mocha around the 3pm mark. I live mostly in the office & out on-site. 
Mastering the work/life balance is something i'm still learning but Dinner with the family is a must. 
Your best attribute:
Having the mindset of an entrepreneur is a quality i'm truly grateful for.
My outlook on life is vastly different to what it was when I was in my teens, and now I look at every-day experiences as an awesome opportunity to grow our company & develop amazing friendships with partnering businesses & clients. 
I definitely have a thirst for knowledge."
Your perfect Wedding day:
"Loads of flowers. Country Marquee. Amazing food. My favourite wine. Cold Chisel, Powder Finger & 90's classics. Lemon Meringue Pie. And of course all my loved ones having the best time ever!."

Meet Creative intern & VM extraordinaire: HAYLEY,
A day in my life;
"Coffee. Smiles. Creating art in any way, shape or form. Occasionally studying or working and of course, more coffee."
Your best attribute;
"I'm a perfectionist at heart who tries to see the humour in every situation."
Your perfect Wedding day;
"A celebration filled with many laughs, smiles a beautiful natural location, an artistic bohemian vibe, neutral palette with a splash of colour. Flowers galore surrounded by the people I love!."

Meet On-the-day Stylist & all things details: CHARLI,
A day in my life;
"My day consists of running the babies room at childcare with my nights spent mostly on Pinterest and Instagram getting home decor inspiration whilst sipping a god Moscato."
Your best attribute;
"Being relatively new to the vent styling industry, I find it handy that i'm a fast learner. I love the wedding bump-ins"
Your perfect wedding day;
"By the beach, lots of delicious food, family & friends, frozen margaritas, red velvet cake and of course getting to marry my best friend."
*Charli and Steve wed last November by the beach. Check out their album here!

Meet Sign writer, & brilliant jack-of-all-trades: STEVE
A day in my life;

"designing, creating & installing signs, spending time with my beautiful wife & woodworking."
Your best attribute;
"Being creative whether it's with signage or art."
Your perfect wedding day;
"By the beach, DIY signage, lots of awesome food, Beers and family & friends."

We've also got to shout out to our extended on-the-day setup crew who lend a hand during our busy season & are truly amazing. Wendy, Jo, Sheree (and yes occasionally my family too)
I'm incredibly humbled to have all you fabulous people around me. Every one brings something unique to the table and never hesitates to get the job done. xx

And that's us in a nut-shell!
Keep posted for an insight into our creative world with sneak peaks of what we've been working on to better service our amazing clients!
- Lauren x