Firstly, hello to all our newly engaged couples! Here at Mirabella Weddings, we’re all about making life easy, so, in the spirit of wedding planning made simple, see below for a roundup of our top 10 blogs from 2018 to find lots of wedding planning tips, trends and inspiration for your luxury wedding.
1. Come Dine With Me – The Latest Food Trends in Luxury Weddings
Coming in at number one we have our post on our predictions for the latest food trends in luxury weddings. As total foodies ourselves (anyone else hate that word?!) we’re excited that this one came out on top. For us, the three key magic ingredients for the top wedding are good food, good wine and a good party. So long as they’re sorted, you know you’ll have a ball, and so will your guests. We’re pleased to say that all of these predictions held true – and even better, are still big wedding trends for 2019!
2. 7 Reasons Why Puglia is the Perfect Place for Your Italian Destination Wedding
As a destination wedding planner, we’re very lucky that we get to travel to some pretty amazing places. Italian weddings are some of our faves, and whilst we will forever love the classic Tuscany weddings or Amalfi Coast weddings, our visit to Puglia last year set our hearts on fire. If you’re planning an Italian wedding but yet to decide where, check out our blog on why Puglia might be the perfect place for your Italian destination wedding – you might just have a new contender.
3. The Countdown: Your Bridal Prep Checklist
We’re all for making the wedding planning process as simple as possible, and we LOVE a list. Our bridal prep checklist was created to help ensure our lovely brides are both looking and feeling their absolute best for their big day. With so many other things to think about before the big day, it’s easy to neglect the most important thing – YOU! But with our handy checklist, you can make sure you’re all ready to go.
4. 10 Reasons to Hire a Modern Wedding Planner
For those couples who are on the fence about hiring a wedding planner, or overwhelmed by the array of styles out there, this one’s for you. Forget the ‘traditional’ wedding planners of old, with satin chair covers and bunting galore. The world of modern wedding planning is a whole new ball game and designed to be entirely focused on YOU and your style.
5. Top Tips to Prepare for a Heatwave on Your Wedding Day
Yes, it may be the middle of winter and a heatwave may be slightly hard to imagine, but this blog went through the roof during the long, hot summer of 2018. Not normally an issue faced by a UK wedding planner, last summer saw us having to build in all sorts of contingency plans. If, you’re planning a summer wedding in either the UK or abroad, and, like us, you like to plan ahead for all scenarios, check it out.
6. Why You Need to Set a Wedding Budget, and How to Set One
We’re pleased to see this in our top 10, because this is one of the first and most important steps of wedding planning, but also something that couples often struggle with. Setting a budget is tricky business but so important to the easy and effective planning of your wedding. If you’re kicking off your wedding planning right now and needing help, head over and take a look.
7. Planning Your Luxury Cotswolds Wedding
One of our favourite areas of the UK and home to many a UK mini break, we are very excited when it comes to planning any Cotswolds wedding. Why do we love wedding planning in the Cotswolds so much? Well, The Cotswolds are home to many of our favourite venues whom share our love for laidback luxury style. Not only that, but the scenery can make for the most amazing wedding venues, plus it’s location makes it generally pretty easy for your guests to get to.
8. Your Honeymoon Planning Guide – Creating the Ultimate Trip of a Lifetime
As the UK’s only wedding and honeymoon planner, it’s only right we share our top tips for planning the ultimate honeymoon too. We love travel and love nothing more than extending those celebrations.
9. Home or Away – Choosing Between a UK Wedding or a Destination Wedding
This is a question we’re faced with quite a bit so made sense to sum up the pros and cons of a UK wedding versus a destination wedding in a handy blog. Let’s face it, the options are endless. If you’re stuck between choosing a luxury country UK wedding in the Cotswolds or Lake District, or city vibes in London, or wanting to escape abroad for a beautiful luxury destination wedding in Tuscany or the South of France, this is for you.
10. The Rise of the Wedding Weekend
This is one trend we love and think is here to stay. With the wedding day going by so quickly, more and more couples are opting to extend things a little and make a weekend of it. Forget the wedding day, it’s all about the wedding weekend. If it works for a destination wedding, why not do it for a UK wedding?!
Whilst we’re already on the 2019 blogging bandwagon, we’d love to know if there are any burning questions you may have or topics you’d like us to cover!