2013 – The year that was: Part 1

Well 2013, that has been one interesting whirlwind of a year! MASSIVE congratulations to all of our readers who did the deed and tied the knot in the past 12 months, it has been a privilege being along for the ride with you! And to all of you who are in the midst of preparing (and hopefully taking a little time to just chill out and not do any planning over Christmas!), I am so excited for the inspiration and budget saving tips we’re going to be able to share with you next year 😀
So, would you like to join me on a little whistle-stop tour of our 2013 highlights? Grab yourself a cuppa and a mince pie, it's time for a look back at our favourite moments from the first half of this year…


♥ John and I started off the year in Brighton - one of my favourite places in the world and not to mention, home to the amazing Choccywoccydoodah…


♥ We welcomed Charlotte Marie Photography  to our trusted suppliers Directory . Charlotte Marie offers brilliant wedding photography packages from £350.



♥ We ran our first ever Budget Bride Live Wedding Fair! It was an incredible, buzzing event with 100’s of visitors, fashion shows, goody bags and budget beautiful wedding suppliers and best of all, it gave us the chance to meet YOU GUYS in person! Thanks to all of the Brides and Suppliers who made it such a great day 😀
♥ One of our most popular blog articles was published, looking at Five Top Budget Hen Do Ideas


♥ It was the hen do of one of my BFF’s, Kim, and we headed to HomeMade London for an amazing perfume making workshop


♥ We welcomed Just for Eve to our Directory of trusted budget wedding suppliers. Just look at these gorgeous pieces of bridal underwear and garters!




♥ Wowee, the month that not one, but TWO of my BFFs got married! Kim had the most beautiful, glamorous wedding at Pinewood Studios (her husband Jon is an actor). There were tears a plenty and I absolutely loved being her bridesmaid! Congratulations you gorgeous pair 🙂
♥ And then there was the incredible joy filled wedding of Tamara and Lawrence. Tamara’s sense of style seems to know no bounds, and you can see all of the details and how she budgeted her wedding here, (our most popular Blog Post of 2013!) and you can also check out the outfit I wore here.



♥ We featured a beautiful wedding photo shoot from the talented lot that are The Berkshire Wedding Community – oodles of vintage style for you to feast your eyes on!



♥ In the name of research, John and I went on a Morroccan Minimoon Adventure – to see how much fun you could fit into a weekend! I truly believe that Minimoons are the way forward and mean that you can have a luxurious and exotic escape without busting your wedding budget.



♥ On the 12th June, The Budget Bride Company celebrated our First Birthday!
♥ We welcomed Host Event Management, who offer great value wedding planning packages, to our trusted list of Budget Wedding Suppliers.


Phew, what an exciting few months that was! We’ll be back with the highlights from the last half of the year next week 🙂

Have a lovely weekend peops!

Laura xxx