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Polka Dot Hot Spot

Polka Dot Hot Spot has always been the place where we come and talk about sticky subjects. The ones that aren’t really fun to talk about but happen because weddings are crazy melting pots of emotion and relationships and weird feelings. So we get our steel cap boots on and muse together, because it helps

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Ah Polka Dot Hot Spot, the part of weddings I like to hide away from and cower in a corner. I’ m not one for awkward conversation, but weddings? They make awkward conversation happen on a daily basis! So let’s talk family involvement.How much are your family involved in your wedding day? Are they cooking

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Wedding guest lists are always a bit tricky – hence I made them the subject of today’s Polka Dot Hot Spot. The place we talk about all things cringe worthy and uncomfortable!There are also going to be cut offs when you write up your wedding guest list. Great Aunt Mary might just not make the

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Years ago, I remember having a conversation with my mother about gift registries. I don’t even remember what our thoughts were, because as having a wedding blog has done with most things in my life- they have evolved. But I remember the strong reactions and feelings we both had to them.Nowadays gift registries are wide

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Polka Dot Hot Spot! The subjects I shy away from, the subjects I’d rather hide from, come out in their glory for a decent discussion! This month’s hot spot is all about ceremony and reception guest lists – in a way it’s a bit like an A list or B list! Are you inviting some

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It’s that time again, the time when we talk through those strange and hard wedding decisions that seriously- how did they get so strange and hard? Controversial, everyone has an opinion- ahhh that’s where Polka Dot Hot Spot comes in! Hard things to think about but no judgement, just us.So here we go! What appeals

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Okay hot spot time, where we start the conversation about the icky stuff.Today it’s about how far you go to host your guests for your wedding. I’ve heard it all – from the argument that guests are adults and don’t need anything but the wedding planned as an event. Others believe the wedding is an

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If there’s one thing that always has to be left to the last minute when it comes to wedding plans it’s the seating chart. So here’s my hot spot for the day – did you, or are you throwing out tradition and letting guests sit wherever they want? Are you having place cards and a

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Ah the old guest list issue.For this month’s hot spot I wanted to touch on it to see how you are dealing with it.Did you invite everyone you wanted to? Did you cut people from your list early on? Did you do the dreaded A list and B list invitation scenario?How did you cope with

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It’s funny, isn’t it, what draws me into debate and discussion. Today’s Polka Dot Hot Spot is all about guest transport!When it comes to weddings, there are often a lot of guests flying in. Not only that but ceremony and reception locations are often a fair way away from each other. So my hot spot

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Happy Friday! Happy Polka Dot Hot Spot! Time to get the steel capped boots on and have an open post of sorts. This one is on the touchy subject of alcohol.With wedding meals being pricey in themselves, are you going for a set beverage package? Have you chosen to have an open bar? A cash

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Ah Polka Dot Hot Spot, the day of the month where we sit around a campfire singing Kumbayah, or maybe just have a chat with an imaginary glass of wine.Today I want to know about your guest list. Families and friends can be tricky subjects when it comes to drawing up your guest list and

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I’ve been talking a lot this week offline about the role of vendors in your wedding. With so much DIY, budget constraints and plain creativity it’s easy to take on entire things like catering yourself. In my own experience, with my own worry wart head and a mother who worries the best thing I’ve ever

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Let’s get right into Polka Dot Hot Spot this February Friday! I want to know about vendor responses!Does it matter to you how long it takes for a vendor to respond to your inquiry? Does it matter if vendors are not available outside business hours? How important is flexibility with visiting your vendors? How important

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Time to pour a cup of tea, snuggle down in your office chair (though really, since when are office chairs snuggly?) and take the time to have a chat. Yesterday, a bride tweeted to me about writing an article about dealing with a difficult mother in law. I thought, rather than write an article, I’d

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