S5 E8: WHAT ITS LIKE TO ELOPE...

We've all made that sweeping statement... 'Maybe we should just elope!' when you get exasperated from wedding planning. But what if eloping really was on the cards?

This week Stacey joins us to tell the story of her wedding day. She and her now husband headed off to London to get married and didn't tell a soul until a few days beforehand.

WHAT YOU'LL HEAR

- Why Stacey and Adam decided to elope
- How they broke the news to their families
- Whether she regrets not having a big wedding
- How the format of their day panned out and what they invested in
- What traditions they still kept even though it was just the two of them!

 

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Stacey lives on the beautiful Norfolk/Suffolk Broads. She and her husband Adam purchased their home back in November 2014 and have documented their transformation of it on Instagram. Soon their Instagram account's following grew and Stacey decided to start the blog End of The Row to continue documenting their progress and share DIY's with their audience.

Visit Stacey's blog: End of The Row

 

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S5 E7: HOW TO CHOOSE YOUR WEDDING MUSIC

We've got a fun one for you this week as we're chatting all about music for your big day! Nearly everyone we meet has told us that they struggled with choosing those few special songs to represent them on their wedding day.

Most notably we're talking about the song you'll walk down the aisle to, the one you'll both walk up the aisle to after getting married and of course the first dance!

Unless you're one of those couples who have been lucky and naturally found 'their song' (Like Katie and her husband Jack!) It can be tough to wade through and find something suitable. So this week we're telling you how we did it, and which songs we settled on.

 

WHAT YOU'LL HEAR

- The songs Katie and Jack and Kerrie and Russell chose for their wedding days.
- How to choose your songs if you don't have 'a song'
- Dealing with nice songs that have sad lyrics!
- How choosing your music can turn into a fun activity!
- Unlikely ways to discover new music and re-visit old music

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KERRIE'S WEDDING SONGS

 

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S5 E6: SHOULD YOUR DOG ATTEND YOUR WEDDING?

If you've been listening to Get Wed for a while you'll know how much our dogs Tagg and Mossy mean to us. Kerrie even had Tagg as her ring-bearer on her wedding day!

With weddings becoming far more relaxed these days we've seen a huge rise of couples wanting to include their furry friends whether that be during the ceremony or just in a few photos.

This week Amanda joins us to talk about her Dog Chaperone service to ensure your dog also has the best day even when they see their humans get wed!

 

WHAT YOU'LL HEAR

- How Amanda works with you to ensure your dog is happy
- Some advice for training and preparing your dog
- Rules you may run into at venues
- Tips for including your dog in your wedding day
- Fun anecdotes from the weddings Amanda has worked at.

 

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Amanda's Ark offer a bespoke Dog Chaperone Wedding Service and can chaperone your dog to your wedding, for inclusion in your pre and post ceremony wedding photographs! So many of us would love to include our dogs on our wedding day, but with the focus on having a fabulous time and looking after family and friends, it may not always seem possible.

Amanda's Ark can ensure that all your family members are involved in your wedding day, with one of our Dog Chaperone Wedding Service packages. This is a unique dog friendly service that enables you to include your beloved family dog/s on your truly special day. Amanda's Ark are fully insured, professional and friendly, with over 15 years' experience in dog handling and animal care.

Amanda's Ark

 

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S5 E5: EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT CHURCH CEREMONIES

This week we're tackling the topic of church ceremonies. Although getting married in church is what is considered traditional we still think there is plenty of room to get creative with your ceremony to make it unique to you.

Church ceremonies also come with lots of rules and restrictions so today we're arming you with the knowledge so that nothing comes as a shock to you when you book your church.

 

WHAT YOU'LL HEAR

- Why you need to check church rules with the person conducting your ceremony.
- How to ensure your guests aren't late! 
- Confetti dilemmas!
- Some tips to improve your wedding photos.
- Church and venue logistics regarding your flowers and decor.
- Some extra costs you may not have been aware of.

 

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S5 E4: STARTING A WEDDING BUSINESS

Planning a wedding can quite often end up in you discovering a creative outlet you never knew you had. We've met so many business owners over the years who learnt new skills when planning their big days and eventually they made the leap and turned that side project into a full blown business.

In this weeks episode we chat to Megan Cattermole about how she has turned her love of wedding decor into a job, and how you can do the same too.

 

WHAT YOU'LL HEAR

- What Megan made for her own wedding day
- How she decided to start a business from her new found passion
- Tips for those thinking of doing the same!
- What she's found hardest about starting a business
- More information on the incredible products she now produces for brides and grooms

 

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Megan Cattermole got married in 2016 to her husband David. In was during the planning process that she began to make and create the signage and stationery for her wedding day that soon turned into a business idea.

"I have a passion for creating unique décor to be admired and appreciated and love creating an occasion to be remembered. I want to help people achieve the weddings & parties of their dreams, with fabulous stationery, signage, table plans, decorations & gift ideas."

Megan Cattermole Wedding and Occasion Styling

 

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S5 E3: 8 WAYS TO RE-USE ALL YOUR WEDDING STUFF

Once the wedding is over you may find yourself surrounded by "stuff" and lots of it! Thing is, this stuff is weirdly sentimental as it helped bring the vision of your wedding day to life. So just what exactly are you meant to do with it all?

Join us this week as we let you know what we found ourselves purchasing for our wedding days and how exactly we either got rid of it or re-used it to bring back memories of our big days.

WHAT YOU'LL HEAR

- Why buying items that suit your home decor could be a good idea
- Where to go if you decide to sell wedding items on
- What to keep in a memory box
- Re-using wedding decor as thank you gifts
- How you can support charity with your wedding or make extra money for yourself!

 

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S5 E2: PLANNING AND BOOKING YOUR HONEYMOON

With this bizarre "spring" weather we're experiencing here in the UK right now, we've been dreaming of much warmer climates. So we were very excited to have Sarah Yandell join us this week to chat about planning and booking your honeymoon.

Neither of us did the 'big honeymoon' thing - but after this episode we're wishing we did! And more importantly we were really impressed with how handing off the planning of this big holiday can massively reduce the stress of adding to your planning pile!

WHAT YOU'LL HEAR

- How Sarah is basically a honeymoon fairy godmother
- How much you should budget for a once in a lifetime honeymoon
- Tips for choosing your honeymoon destination
- When you should think about booking your honeymoon.
- Unusual honeymoon destinations 

 

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Sarah Yandell is a Travel Counsellor based in the beautiful village of Dedham, in the heart of Constable Country on the Essex/Suffolk border. She says...

"I know that researching and planning your holiday takes time, and can be confusing with the plethora of information now available on the Internet. Talking to an expert makes it simple and a much more enjoyable experience. I can take out all the hard work, help you with ideas and suggestions, and tailor make a holiday that is perfect for you.

As I work from home, I am available at any time before, during and after your holiday to ensure everything goes to plan, so all you have to do is pack and go! I am looking forward to hearing about your next travel plans!"

Travel Counsellors

 

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S5 E1: HOW TO START PLANNING YOUR WEDDING

We're back for 2018, and season 5 (can you believe it!) of Get Wed Podcast.

This week we have a quick catch up with Katie who is back after having a baby, and then we start to discuss the best ways to start planning your wedding when you are right at the beggining. We bet you're feeling a little overwhelmed, but take a little time to get yourself organised and you'll be having fun planning this shin-dig in no time at all!

WHAT YOU'LL HEAR

- Apps we used to keep track of planning.
- How spreadsheets may be the answer to all your problems!
- Where you should keep all your wedding infomation
- Kerrie's Perfectly Planned Wedding Guide
- Learning to delegate to save your sanity