Monthly Archives: May 2018

Wedding Fever

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Since the royal wedding last Saturday I now have wedding fever and won’t stop watching it. It was such a beautiful wedding and day, that now I just want to keep reliving it.

It takes me back to my day. I married in Southampton, in a Tudor Hall, which I found whilst watching a documentary about Southampton, then saw it in a picture in a wedding venue magazine.

Choosing a venue can be hard as you can get married in most places now. I originally wanted to get married at Arundel Castle, but this was way out of our budget, so then looked at getting married at the local Racecourse, Goodwood, but then there was accommodation, because I have a lot of family who would be travelling from London and from north of England.

So as soon as I saw the documentary about the Tudor Hall in Southampton I knew this was the place. It has to feel right and when you look at a venue take a moment to take it all in, can you picture your wedding there?

Can you decorate it as you’d like?

Is there good accommodation nearby?

In our case there was.

The only issue we had was our wedding clashed with the Boat Show in Southampton, so many of the hotels had already been booked up. Keep in contact with the Event Managers of the Venue in case they have a staff change over which they did at the hotel we chose. What had been agreed in their contract, when we payed the deposit hadn’t been carried out, and so we had to make further alterations as the hotel was also holding our wedding reception afterwards.

Then we had to at last minute find a new DJ as the one we booked had cancelled out on the day 4 hours before our wedding reception was about to start.

It didn’t all go to plan but it was a great day and would love to relive it again if I could.

Many thanks for reading,

 

Carrie X

Tips for your wedding day.

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It is Sunday, not a day I usually post on, but as I have a free Sunday afternoon to myself for a change I thought I would take advantage. I have already fitted in some exercise, a coffee and some retail therapy, now it is time to write.

I came across this article on 5 Tips to Get Ready Faster In the Morning (see link below):

http://frame.bloglovin.com/?post=6308359871&blog=12361135&frame_type=none

I watched part of the Eurovision song contest lastnight and was I felt already predicted who would win. Let’s face it even if Bucks Fizz returned and took their clothes off we wouldn’t win now, but I still try and be hopeful.

I am looking forward to the Royal Wedding next week and also the FA Cup Final which is my favourite football competition and Chelsea are in the final so fingers cross we win.

I thought I would share some of my top tips for those who maybe also getting married next weekend.

Tip 1# Always give yourself time for perspective, it will help with the stress, and practice breathing.

Tip 2# Remember it is your day so don’t forget to put your foot down, so other people don’t try and dictate what you should do.

Tip 3# Get bits ready the night before, like put your dress hanging up ready with wedding veil, if you are wearing one, with shoes and underwear.

Tip 4# Have time to yourself, kind of related to the first tip, but it is important to have time just you and have that glass of wine the night before, it will help the nerves.

Tip 5# Get others to help you as much as possible, as it can be stressful planning a wedding by yourself, it is good to have people who can make the tea whilst you get your make up on, or does your make up for you, as long as they know what they are doing.

So if you are getting married this week to, then congratulations and enjoy the day as much a possible as trust me before you know it, it will be the honeymoon and you’ll start to forget the big day. So enjoy it as much as possible.

Many thanks for reading,

 

Carrie x

 

 

 

Haul Videos

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I am now going to post all my Haul videos on this site, so my Haul page on Carriesreworld will no longer exist.

I love watching Haul videos and so any I see which may interest you, I will post on here aswell.

Check out some of the recent videos I watched.

This video is by Emily Norris, please check out her channel linked below.

https://www.youtube.com/user/emilynorrisloves

I also watched this Primark Haul video by Mrs Meldrum (link to her site is below):

https://www.youtube.com/user/MrsRMeldrum

I will be posting more Haul videos soon.

Many thanks for reading,

Carrie X

Sunny days

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It has been a good Friday so far, my husband is off work so we used the time to visit Sutton, a town in London, to do a few errands. We had to get a costume for our son Henry as he needs it for a birthday party he is going to, and to buy some birthday presents and cards.

I did pop in the Primark but I tend to avoid it during the day because how busy it gets, so as soon I popped in I walked out again, but going to pop back another day, as I saw they were doing T-Shirts for £2.50.

I have been watching a lot of hack videos, check out my web page, Seasonal Clean ups where I have posted some cleaning hack videos I found on Youtube, and posted some mum hacks I discovered on Youtube on my website:

https://theparentingadventurestipsandtricks.wordpress.com 

I tend to watch a lot of Youtube now rather than TV, but I am still watching the show called This Time Next Year with Davina McCall, as I do find those kind of programs inspiring.

It supposed to be a nice weather bank holiday this weekend, so I going to make the most of that.

What are you up to this weekend? I love to hear.

Anyway have a good bank holiday and will post again next week.

Many thanks for reading,

 

Carrie X