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Bridebook: The Digital Wedding Planner in Your Pocket

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Magazines, blogs, Pinterest, Facebook groups, YouTube… there are so many places that engaged couples can go to get ideas for their weddings. However finding inspiration is almost the easy bit, it’s getting down to the nitty gritty – taking those ideas and making them a reality – that is difficult!

Enter the online wedding planner, Bridebook.co.uk. Launched in September, the site has grown fast, with over 24,000 couples now using it to help them plan their weddings! Bridebook want to remove the headache surrounding wedding planning by offering couples one single online space where they can keep track of everything they’re going to need.

You can keep on top of your spending with their budget calculator, manage your RSVPs, track your guest list and even find your suppliers through their directory of over 139,000 UK wedding vendors!

Available both online and via their brand new iOS app (launched a month ago it’s already the #1 wedding planning app in the UK! Android launch is coming soon), the site is compromised of five main wedding planning tools: A checklist, the budget calculator, guest list management, a supplier shortlist/directory and advice.

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Checklist

Bridebook is completely customisable so when you sign up you can put in your wedding date and they will automatically break down your to do list into manageable tasks to do month by month, according to how far away your wedding date is. You can also add any of your own tasks (for example if a you want to be reminded to complete a payment to a supplier or go to an event).

Budget

Simply enter your ideal budget and their algorithm (based on the averages of tens of thousands of past weddings) breaks down how much you should aim to be spending on each aspect of your wedding. Even better is the column where you input how much you actually spend so you can keep track of where you are going over or under budget.

Guest list

The guest list tool allows you to add guests under your or your partner’s name (or both), a direct link to a guest’s plus one, their RSVP status, whether they are a day or evening only guest, and all of their information from address to dietary requirements. It’s an easy way to track all of your guests in one place, so whenever you get an email or text RSVP all you have to do is open the app (or go online) to add them.

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Win a Made-to-Measure Wedding Dress from Leis Atelier!

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If you want to avoid the (sometimes scary) bridal shop experience the internet is your friend when it comes to finding your dream gown. Not only can you often find things cheaper (online retailers don’t have the overheads that bricks and mortar stores do) but the options tend to be much more creative – endlessly so in fact!

However finding somewhere you can trust to order a wedding dress online can be tricky. How do you know if the dress your ordering will arrive looking as you expected? How can you guarantee the quality of fabrics used will be up to scratch? How will you know if it’s even going to fit you?

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One such company who pride themselves on the quality of their gowns is Leis Atelier, an online wedding dress site that offers made-to-measure wedding dresses to brides of all cultures and all sizes. Their revolutionary system even allows you to input your exact measurements meaning your dress will fit you perfectly when it arrives.

With their dresses ranging from just £189-£429 (most of them 70% off retail price!) they won’t break the bank either!

“Leis Atelier is perfect for Rock n Roll Bride readers because we care about diversity”, they told me. “We cater to brides from all walks of life, all cultures, and all sizes. Our made-to-measure dresses are high quality, and affordable. Through our amazing fitting system, all brides have to do is send in their measurements after they purchase a gown.”

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Win A Boho Wedding Dress from White + Lace

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I just have to preface this post by saying that any bridal brand that uses llamas in their campaign photo shoot is OK in my book! Quite apart from their exceptional choice in models, Israel based design house White + Lace are dress designers that you’re definitely going to want to know about.

Launched in 2015, they not only hand make each and every one of their gorgeous gowns from their Tel Aviv studio, but they do so using only the highest quality of materials and fabrics.

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Their designs are influenced by bridal trends, but also high street fashion, meaning that their creations are modern, wearable and super, duper cool. Their newest collection, Boho Chic, features dresses that are both beautiful and flattering for brides wanting to creating an effortless and laid back look on their wedding day.

And with their prices ranging from just £300 to £1200 they won’t break the bank either!

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Shoes to Stomp Down the Aisle in: Alternative Bridal Footwear by Charla Tedrick

If you’re the kind of gal who’s more likely to sport a pair of New Rocks rather than Manolo Blahniks on your wedding day then look stop what you’re doing immediately because have I found THE wedding shoes for you.

Be warned: These ain’t for the faint-hearted. The’re not for delicate flowers who want to look effortlessly elegant and classical on their wedding day. In fact they are about as far from traditional as you can get… And, of course, I love them!

After more than a decade of designing for other companies such as Betsey Johnson and Jeffrey Campbell x Hello Kitty, Charla Tedrick decided to finally follow her lifelong dream of having her own design studio. So she started her own company and her self-named brand was born!

Having just got married (we featured her wedding last week!) she decided that she wanted to introduce her brand with a limited edition bridal range as she found the options so limited when she was searching for wedding shoes for herself. The brand’s main line collection of Rock n Roll speciality footwear for everyday wear will be available from September 2017!

“As a recent bride myself, I experienced firsthand how limiting the offering can be
when searching for unique and original footwear for the wedding”, she says. “Having a few friends battling the same challenge, it felt like a natural first step in introducing my brand.”

As well as launching her range via her own website just this week, she has also teamed up with alternative fashion retailer Ashbury Skies. “Teaming up with Ashbury Skies on has been amazing”, she continues. “They’ve got a strong following and a really special curated assortment. And let’s be real: Life’s too short to wear boring wedding shoes!”

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Alternative and Ethical Engagement and Wedding Rings

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If you’re one of the growing number of brides looking for an ethical engagement or wedding ring, then look no further than Shakti Ellenwood Precious Jewellery! Her designs are rich in romance, myth and ritual, and each one blends centuries-old artisanal skills with her own distinctive aesthetic. I’ve just discovered her work and I’m quite frankly obsessed!

At the heart of Shakti’s creations is her passion for responsible design, handcrafting every piece from Fairtrade gold

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…And ethically-mined, certified conflict-free gemstones. These precious materials are lovingly crafted into jewellery inspired by ancient cultures, sacred symbols and Shakti’s own journey around the globe.

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Personalised Valentines Day Gift Ideas & A Free Photo Canvas For All Readers!

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When it comes to Valentines gifts, there’s nothing quite like something personalised. Whether its a mug with your pet name for each other on, phone case with their face on (I secretly kind of love how creepy this idea is!) or beautiful photo canvas prints of your favourite snaps together to hang on your bedroom wall.

Today we’ve partnered with My-Picture.co.uk to share some of their cute personalised photo gifts ideas which would be perfect for the one you love.

How completely adorable is this photo blanket? Perfect for snuggling on cold nights.

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Everyone should have a photo book featuring their favourite days and memories.

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And I think a giant canvas from your wedding or the holiday of a lifetime is a must for every home (as you can see, we have plenty!)

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FREE CANVAS PRINTS FOR ALL READERS!

To get you into the romantic spirit, My-Picture.co.uk would like to gift every single reader a FREE CANVAS PRINT (either 20x20cm or 30x20cm)! All you have to cover is the postage. How amazing is that?

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