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GemmaPlumb.com’s 1st Birthday!

I honestly can’t believe it’s been one year since the start of my blog. It seems like yesterday I was writing my 1st blog post and wondering where it would be a year from now. So much has changed; my blog has helped me grow in both my personal and professional life and I now… Continue reading GemmaPlumb.com’s 1st Birthday!

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4 Things You Must Do To Make Wedding Planning Less Stressful

You’ve just got engaged, congratulations! Once you’ve told all of your nearest and dearest and celebrated the occasion, you’ll probably start to wonder about your wedding. Your wedding will be one of the most important events in your life. So when it comes to planning it, it’s crucial that you get it right. After all, you only get one wedding.

While wedding planning can be incredibly exciting, it can also be extremely stressful. With so much that needs organising, it can be hard to know where to start. To make the process a little easier and less stressful, I thought that I would share four things that you have to do. (Take note of this advice, and you can make sure that planning your wedding is as enjoyable as possible.)

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  1. First things first, buy a wedding planner

    I don’t mean hire a wedding planner – these are extremely expensive, I mean invest in a wedding planning book. The key to wedding planning success is having a good wedding planner to rely on. These little books really are amazing, no bride should be without one. 

    All the best designs come with pages for writing notes on, month by month checklists, and a simple guide to wedding planning. Aim to pick a book that offers you all the structure that you need to ensure that your wedding goes perfectly to plan.

  1. Use wedding planning websites 

    Take it from me, when you’re planning a wedding, wedding planning websites are a godsend. All the best ones, like The Knot and WeddingBee, have lots of fantastic tips articles. From advice for choosing invitations to guides to picking the perfect dress, these wedding sites are fantastic.It’s one thing knowing what needs to be done when, it’s completely another knowing how to go about it. Thanks to your wedding planning book you might know when you need to send out save-the-dates, but you might not know how to choose the ideal design. That’s where wedding planning websites, like The Wedding Planner, come in handy.

  1. Don’t go down the DIY route

    DIY weddings can be absolutely beautiful. But if you want planning your wedding to be as free of stress as possible, a DIY wedding isn’t for you. If you opt to make everything yourself, from your food to your invitations, you’ll be putting yourself under a whole lot of stress.While it might save you money, if you want a wedding that’s free of stress, going down the DIY route is not a good idea. For example, while you could make your own invitations, this would be time-consuming and fiddly. However, you could buy some of these beautiful modern wedding invitations by Paper Themes, and save yourself time and stress.

     

  1. Pick your venue before anything else 

    Many couples make the mistake of setting a date before choosing a venue and make things difficult for themselves. It’s much easier and less stressful to select a place before setting a date. So that you don’t have to worry about if it’s available on your chosen date. This will reduce some of the stress that comes with planning your wedding, as finding the perfect venue is one of the most difficult parts.

Want to make your wedding planning less stressful? Take note of the tips above, and you can do.

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Cardiff, Elf Makeover and OOTD

On Monday, me and my friend Levi headed towards the Welsh capital, Cardiff. As two bloggers we naturally packed our camera and documented the day. Levi won a makeover at Elf in the Royal Arcade for her and her mum. However, due to other commitments she couldn’t attend and I crept in to take her… Continue reading Cardiff, Elf Makeover and OOTD

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Professional Beauty London & Haul!

It was at 4.30am I hopped out of bed and on to a coach to head off to the Professional beauty show in London.

The show was held at the ExCeL which hosts multiple conventions every year including the London Super Comic Convention and Summer in the City. As soon as you arrive you’re greeted by the divine scents from multiple food stands inside a large hall. There’s something for everyone ranging from Costa to Subway and Italian to Chinese! (I strongly recommend the thai green curry from Chozen Noodle…delicious!)

After arriving we picked up a long black lanyard to display our tickets and made our way to the entrance. In all honesty, a mixture of a massive hall full of brands trying to promote their products and beauty professionals, students and beauty fanatics rushing around desperate to snap up the best deals was a little overwhelming.

Each of the stalls had been individually decorated to suit that specific brand. Some ranging from simple but effective to glamorous and extravagant. Continue reading “Professional Beauty London & Haul!”