Her honest blog takes the reader on her personal journey of weight loss for her forthcoming wedding in Yately, and also features tips on planning your wedding. Today, we meet Ceri Garthwaite owner of Ceri's Big Fat Wedding who tell us more about weight-loss, thrifty wedding tips and her dream honeymoon in Dubai.
Ceris Big Fat Wedding
Tell us about your blog in under 10 words:
Weight losing, wedding blogging and the journey of a bride-to-be
Your twitter feed says you are engaged and on a mission to lose weight for the Big Day....congratulations on your forthcoming wedding....
Where are you planning on getting married?
Rivervale Barn in Yately
Why is losing weight important to you?
Mainly for health, I had such bad joint pain, was always tired and just didn't want to do anything! Now I embrace going into London for example as the walking is not an issue for me, I am also excited to have more choice in fashion and fingers crossed, wear a bikini on my honeymoon!
You recently wrote a post on DIY button holes for weddings....can you give 3 more thrifty tips for planning a wedding on a budget....
If friends ask you what you want for a gift, consider asking if they would like to purchase something for your big day - a good friend of mine is buying the cake pops!
Try DIY - Get creative and buy a cheap glue gun, some gems and hit the carboot sales, set a low budget for your trials and you never know, you may have a skill you never knew about
Don't accept prices on face value- look for money off, ask what can be thrown in and do your research.
You sell a wedding planning guide on your blog...how did you come up with this idea?
We were looking for a planner which covered every eventuality and just could not find it! We are so careful with money and we didn't want any nasty surprises! My fiancé is a graphic designer so we decided to put his skills to use and help others to by offering it for only pennies.
How long have you been working on your blog?
6 weeks today!
If budget was no option...what would be your dream wedding?
I am having my dream wedding!
And your honeymoon (regardless of expense)?
Back to Dubai for a week to stay with friends then 90 minutes in the car to Abu Dhabi to stay in a 7 star hotel for cocktails, spa treatments and beach front views. We are actually going to do this!!
If you could chose any one of the wedding rings from Bentley & Co Jewellery....which one would it be.....
It would have to be the silver and gold ring with a blue sapphire -
I adore sapphire.
What is your perfect Sunday?
Long dog walk, veggie roast at home or at a dog friendly pub, reading wedding magazines with a filter coffee and if the weather is good crack out the bbq and invite friends round for a vegetarian grill off!
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