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About Daydreaming Bride

Ola! I’m Nods!

I started Daydreaming Bride as a bride-to-be wedding blog in secret at first – I had to find some outlet for all the ideas I had when my husband and I first got engaged. (Read more about our engagement here – it involves a dead bird… intrigued?).

I, like lots of brides, fell headlong into the trap of the ‘Pinterest-perfect’ wedding. I had HUGE expectations. That is, until I figured out what everything was going to cost. I simply had to find a way to make it all work.

We didn’t have a ‘budget’ wedding – we spent about the UK average I’d say. But, we did end up packing a whole lot into that budget and I learned SO MUCH along the way.

I’m a strong believer that anyone can have the wedding of their dreams, no matter how much they have to spend. The key to my approach is getting your priorities right. Pick what’s important to you, splash the cash on that and get creative to fit in everything else.

I can help you fit your dream wedding to your budget. NOT the other way around!

Balls to all those wedding ‘tips’ that tell you to get married on a Monday to save money. I’m all about actionable (and pretty!) ideas and DIYs that actually work. Best of all, it doesn’t mean that you have to have a teeny midweek winter wedding (unless that’s what you want).

Ready to get started? Then please stick around, explore the blog and get planning!


  • I’m not a bride on a budget. Is Daydreaming Bride still aimed at me?
    • Hells yeah! Even if you have a huge wedding budget you may still want the world on your wedding day. I can totally help you achieve that! Plus, look at all this pretty inspiration and these practical tips for a stress-free wedding.
  • Are you one of those strange people who think that I should DIY everything for my wedding? 
    • Definitely not! Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for wedding DIY. But, it’s definitely worth knowing when to throw down your hot glue gun and just buy it instead.
    • Plus, I’m a true believer in hiring kick-ass wedding suppliers for those areas of your wedding that are most important to you. Whether it’s an awesome wedding photographer, cake maker or even a couture dress – it’s your wedding – spend your money your way!
  • Err, what kind of name is Nods?!
    • It’s short for a completely unpronounceable, unspellable, super-Irish name. Trust me, Nods is far easier for us all!
  • How do I ask you a question/ submit a wedding/ complain about your overuse of exclamation marks?
    • Any questions just pop me an email to ns{at} I’d really love to hear your queries and feedback (good or bad!).
    • Are you a wedding photographer who’d like to submit a real wedding? All the info you need is right here.
  • Do you accept guest posts?
    • I’m not currently accepting guest post submissions, UNLESS you have a lovely DIY project that you’d like to share. To submit a DIY project just pop me an email to ns{at}
    • I don’t accept infographics or other requests for backlinks. If you’d like to collaborate on a project, pop me an email to ns{at}