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We're engaged - now what?

We're engaged - now what?

Congratulations on your engagement!

There are exciting times ahead but right now, you’re just drunk on the love, right?

But that’s when they get ya..

Like it, or not (mostly, not) you are going to be on the receiving end of a lot of (sometimes unwelcome) advice and it will all start from the moment you announce your engagement.

So I wanted to give you a little heads up BEFORE you start planning ANYTHING.

Everything you need to know about micro weddings

Everything you need to know about micro weddings

When you want to keep your wedding small, simple or short and you don't want to spend a small fortune, what are your options?

In Australia, the Births, Deaths and Marriages offices in the states and territories conduct registry office wedding ceremonies where you can attend with your fiancé, two witnesses 18 years of age or older and up to 55 guests.

But there are some compromises you need to consider, such as:

  • not being able to personalise your ceremony to align with you and your fiancé's values and preferences
  • not being able to meet with your celebrant before the ceremony
  • having all photos indoors
  • not being able to share food or drink onsite directly afterwards
  • not having a picturesque/outdoor photo location
  • being restricted by the registry office's opening hours/meeting times

There's always the option of eloping; running away in secret to get hitched privately. Unfortunately, some couples discover after the fact, that the potential for hurt and misunderstandings that come from eloping were not what they had intended.  

But what if there were some middle ground?

NEWS FLASH: It's Not 'All About The Bride'

NEWS FLASH: It's Not 'All About The Bride'

There are not a lot of things that can get me more fired up, more quickly, than a well-meaning wedding guest or supplier explaining a bride's erratic behaviour with a shake of the head:

"Oh, well! It is the bride's day!"

7 surefire buzz kills for the newly engaged

7 surefire buzz kills for the newly engaged

We've pulled together the most common causes of newly-engaged angst and how to sidestep them in the hope that you can keep yourself wrapped up in the warm, comfy blanky of your love for just a little while longer..

5 fun wedding gown styles (for Unbridely brides)

5 fun wedding gown styles (for Unbridely brides)

Bianca follows bridal fashion religiously - it's her passion. She has helped to style everyone from high-profile, London society brides and celebrities to Persian princesses. She knows where it's at! 

Unbridely are thrilled to welcome Bianca Velt-Herron to our ever-growing list of wedding professionals and guest bloggers.

Bianca trained and worked at Harrod's London and is currently the Australian representative and stylist for American label, Jasmine Bridal, and several other international brands (follow on Facebook or Pinterest)

This week Bianca offers us a look at 5 slightly unconventional, but fun bridal styles that allow a bride to express her personality more freely than with a classic princess silhouette: Sequins, Rockabilly, Spanish Senorita, Modern Grecian Goddess and Red Carpet.

We hope you love her take on these Unbridely styles and in particular get some inspiration from Bianca's top styling tips and accessories suggestions!

The modern bride's manifesto

The modern bride's manifesto

The Modern Bride's Manifesto is our core philosophy. Save it, Pin it or print it out to help remind yourself of your 'why'. Happy planning!

Staying True To You; Your Top 3

Staying True To You; Your Top 3

When I first meet with my couples to discuss their wedding ceremony, once we get past all of the 'where, when and how' logistics, what I really want to know is their top 3. Some of my brides and grooms are are puzzled; what do you mean 'Our Top 3'?