COPD advice for brides to be

COPD advice for brides to be

by on January 7, 2012 · 14 comments

Now that I’ve been married for over three months, I thought I would impart to you some sage advice about weddings. I know some of you are getting hitched soonish, or want to get hitched or are just thinking about it for the future. What makes me qualified to give out advice, well I’ve been married three times. For those of you who don’t know, I was married before many years ago and I had two wedding ceremonies with Jamie in September last year. Yes technically that’s 3 weddings and 2 different men but I think you know what I mean!


When it comes to choosing the food make sure it’s something you would eat normally. It’s all well and good having duck confit with cranberry cous cous and rocket but you will be hungry and so will your guests. The last thing you want to see is people pushing food around their plates and hearing them mumble about being hungry later on. I’ve been to several weddings over the years and everyone always looks uptight with formal sit down food, we had a BBQ and it went down a treat. If your invitations have extended to your guests children, any kind of finger food is a good idea.


This is always a bone of contention with any family no matter how well you all get along. There will be members of your clan who would rather eat broken glass than speak to each other – so what do you do? Well it’s your wedding and you should invite who you want. If Uncle Billy Bob doesn’t get along with your cousin Charlene then tough, he’ll get over it or he just won’t attend and that’s his problem not yours. This is the part of the wedding where the focus manages to turn away from the bride and groom and onto other people’s issues. If it gets to that stage, remember to re-focus and think about what the day is for – you and your partner!

Wedding dress/Flowers/Table Decorations

These are the things that start hemorrhaging money from your purse at an alarming rate. As beauty bloggers/addicts we all know that the more expensive something is doesn’t mean it’s better. So try applying this when you are looking for your dress, flowers, shoes, and all the other little bits and bobs. When planning my American wedding, I think my mom got sucked into listening to a lot of wedding planners who came out with loads of crazy ideas. My reaction was this – ‘Is having (insert frippery here) at the wedding going to enhance it or make it better’. If the answer is no you don’t need it. Celebrities or people who think they are celebrities have the money to spend waste, you don’t.


This should be the most important part of your planning! As much as I loved having my two weddings and seeing everyone have a good time, the best part was flying off to Aruba for a week with Jamie. It was just me, him and a few flamingoes walking along the beach and it was pure bliss. I would suggest you try to have the best honeymoon you can afford, and if you are struggling see if you can cut back on some wedding costs to get the honeymoon you want. If deleting Uncle Billy Bob and cousin Charlene from the wedding list means you can go to go Fiji, then do it!

Any other advice out there for brides to be?

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January 7, 2012 at 9:49 pm

Fab advice, I still don’t think of myself as married! Still not quite 2 months yet lol! x


January 8, 2012 at 12:42 pm

I know what you mean, I still get confused when I see my new surname or when I say ‘my husband’ I guess it takes a while to get used to it but I love being married!


January 8, 2012 at 6:55 am

Thanks for the advice, will remember that when and if I ever get married.btw lovely pictures.
You look really radiant and Jamie is so handsome. Congratulations to you both.


January 8, 2012 at 12:43 pm

Aww thank you Hani! Just remember if you do get married it’s all about you and your partner not everyone else! :D


January 8, 2012 at 7:48 pm

Well I myself won’t be going down the wedding route anytime soon, but my uncles getting married this year so will take in any advice! LOL! Also thanks for sharing the lovely pics hun, so nice to see some of your special day, how amazing do you look?!!! B-E-A-UTIFUL! :D

Love Aysh xoxo


January 8, 2012 at 8:44 pm

Thank you! It still doesn’t feel real sometimes but I’ve been changing my name on everything finally and now it really feels like I’m Mrs. COPD! he he :D


January 16, 2012 at 12:11 am

Aw I finally get to see your lovely smiley face, you both look so happy, congrats again :D
Wedding wise I always feel glad that we did an intimate registry office wedding and a nice dinner afterwards :) totally stress free!


January 22, 2012 at 10:10 am

Yes there is a lot to be said to having something small and cosy – rather than huge and circus like! Well this is definitely the last time I’m getting married (renewing vows doesn’t count) xoxo :D


Maja H
January 22, 2012 at 6:58 pm

Oh , you look so so beautiful! I will take note of your advice – I´m not even engaged yet, but weddings seem like so much work to me so any good advice will be appreciated no matter how early on. I´m not scared of marriage, I´m scared of weddings! :P


January 24, 2012 at 11:41 pm

Marriage is easy – weddings are very scary. I know why people just run off and do their own thing. Don’t get me wrong I enjoyed both days but we were glad when they were over! lol xoxo


Adriana Flores
January 23, 2012 at 4:06 am

Congrats on your wedding! you both look really happy : )


January 24, 2012 at 11:48 pm

Thank you Adriana – we are very happy I’m glad it shows! :D


January 23, 2012 at 6:52 pm

I am late to say congratulations (but it’s never too late) !
The dress is gorgeous, the haircut, makeup… you look amazing !


January 24, 2012 at 11:50 pm

Aww thank you that is so sweet. If feels like ages ago now, I can hardly remember it so thank goodness for decents pics eh? xoxo


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