With wedding season fast approaching, we thought we'd invite Jemma from You Mean the World to Me to share with us some of her experiences as a wedding planner and blogger.
What gave you inspiration to start your blog?
My husband and I got married in Ibiza in 2012. Our wedding took place in a beautiful whitewashed church tucked away in a village in the quiet and picturesque north of the island followed by a reception in a lovingly restored Spanish finca that is now an agroturismo hotel. We did almost all of the planning and organizing of our overseas wedding ourselves and we found that there was a real lack of information and inspiration that was specifically for brides and grooms who were getting married abroad, and so the idea of a destination wedding blog was formed. I wanted to share ideas and advice that would work for destination weddings as it is such a different experience to tying the knot at home and I hope to inspire wanderlust brides-to-be with weddings and inspiration from around the world.
What are your top beauty tips for a bride-to-be?
If you’re going to trial new beauty products be sure to try them out way before the big day to give your skin a chance to get used to them and make sure they are suitable.
If you’re having someone do your bridal hair and make-up, I’d definitely recommend booking in a trial or two as this gives you the chance to see if your ideas work on you and with your colouring and how well the stylist can interpret your vision.
What's a typical day in the life of You Mean The World To Me?
A normal day is spent in front of my laptop, sending that day’s blog post live on blog, sharing content on social media and trying to tear myself away from Pinterest(!), reading other blogs and magazines for content ideas, selecting, editing and resizing images, writing features and blog posts, sending out emails and replying to emails (and more emails!), working with advertisers and partners and catching up on admin work.
What's your favourite part of being a wedding planner/blogger?
It’s a real honour to get to have a sneaky peek at so many amazing destination weddings! From magical elopements on secluded beaches in Hawaii to full-on family celebrations in castles set within the rolling countryside of Tuscany, each and every wedding is incredibly unique and personal and it’s lovely to get to speak directly to the brides about their experiences of planning a destination wedding day.
What did you think of Bee Good's Honey and Propolis 2-in-1 Cream Cleanser?
It smells divine, makes your skin feel super clean (I love using the muslin cloth, it’s like a mini exfoliation every day!), it doesn’t dry your skin and leaves your face feeling silky soft which is great for sensitive skin like mine.
What would you like to see in the Bee Good range next?
I would love to see a shower gel and body scrub in the Bee Good range. Due to having sensitive skin I find it difficult to find shower products that I like that don’t dry your skin out too much.