Sarah & Dana – Yaritza Colòn Photography
The start of 2015 can only mean one thing – Marry Me Ink is on the search for a new blogging bride! You may remember last year’s bride Amanda and her antics and also Swamps. There was also Red.
Anna & Sarah – Toast Of Leeds
As Marry Me Ink’s blogging bride, you’ll be posting monthly about the fun (and not-so-fun) details of planning your wedding.
Kristen & Derek – Sarah Culver Photography
The readers look forward to the monthly instalments of the bridal diaries – especially when it comes to sharing your engagement story and how you chose “THE” dress.
Andee & Daniel – Crystal Stokes Photography
So!.. What are you waiting for? All I need from you are the following:
~A PICTURE of you & your other half (with your tattoos too).
~WHEN you’re getting married (Ideally after August 2015).
~WHERE you are getting married.
~DESCRIBE your upcoming wedding in TEN words or less plus links to your Pinterest boards!
~Tell me WHO you’ve got photographing your wedding (If chosen yet).
~Tell me WHAT makes you a Marry Me Ink bride!
Send all of this to Rachael@marrymeink.co.uk
You have until Friday 6th March (Just THREE weeks) to send everything over when I’ll then upload your photo & ten word description to the Marry Me Ink Facebook page, Twitter and Instagram page and the most favourited and liked will be Marry Me Ink’s 2015 blogging bride! It’s easy! Get sending – I can’t wait to see all your faces!
Jenny & Eric – Diamond Eyes Photography
It’s time for part three of what Amanda and Jared have been up to recently with their wedding planning. *SPOILER ALERT* This instalment features some very stunning dresses!
I wish I could say time is slowing down, but days seem to just keep slipping away. Today I will be talking about save the dates and wedding dress shopping!
 Save The Dates
During the last post I was able to show you all some of our engagement photos. I cannot stress how important it is to get these done ASAP. I knew I wanted to design my save the date including our most recent pictures. We also had never taken any professional photos together (he dodged it for almost 4 years) up until this point. After looking at different wedding time lines they mentioned save the dates on average go out about 6 months in advance- about 8 for destination weddings. You also have to consider the fact you need to design, purchase, gather addresses and finally… send them out stamped!
Our wedding date again for everyone’s reference is 10-18-14. I was able to get these pictures taken within 2 months of being engaged. I didn’t have to look far because my Maid Of Honor is an amazing local photographer. I knew Jared would be most comfortable around her and I am obsessed with her work. If I have learned anything during this process thus far about saving money, always consider families and friends for your vendors. If there are not any photogs, djs, chef ect. that you know, ask your friends who just got married. Chances are they have a really good person in mind or have researched and could give you some insight.
Back to the save the dates: Designing – these are some of my favorite inspirations
Take a look at how ours came out! I absolutely adore them!
Posted in Engagements, Guest Posts, Inspirational, Planning
Tagged Blogging Bride, Bridal Diary, Marry Me Ink bride 2014, Save The Dates, Tattooed Bride, Tattooed Bride Journal, Wedding Dress Shopping, Wedding Planning
It’s that time again – Amanda is back with her next instalment of what herself and Jared have been up to with planning their wedding! It’s so exciting! Today it’s all about getting organised, venue hunting and the all important engagement shoot!
Copyright Kristina Renee Photography
Hello again everyone. Sorry this post is coming a little late. I started a new role at work and April has been a bit of a blur! The only thing I can think is “AHHH! I am getting married in like 5 months and have so much to do!” – It really is true when they say time flies. During this next post I wanted to take some time to talk about a few things I created after picking out our wedding party.
 Building my wedding planner
It seems like before you are engaged – you thought you have it all down if it were to happen. You feel that you could get married tomorrow because you are ready with a plan. Same went for me. My Pinterest board was ready to go, filled with extravagant ideas and steps on “what to do once you’re engaged”. What you don’t realize is how much organizing and attention to detail it really takes to execute on an idea. I know that if I want my wedding to go smoothly and exactly how I want, staying organized will be crucial. It is one thing to have an inspiration board (thank you Pinterest) and another to have a detailed, month to month plan of what needs to be done. I highly recommend either purchasing a wedding planner or making your own. I looked around the bookstore and online but could not find anything that I really liked so I decided to make my own.
The template I used can be found here
What I liked about creating my own wedding planner, was that it allowed me to pick and choose what was relevant for our wedding. It also provided great timelines, budget worksheets and little things you don’t even consider thinking of. The printables she provided are so great!