Polka Dot Hot Spot is a brand new Polka Dot Weddings feature. Polka Dot Weddings was created to be a safe space to talk, to write to explore the trials, the journeys, the joys of planning a wedding and what that means. From the ever exciting dress appointments, to the odd comments from family about your bridal party style. Here we get to the nitty gritty, the stuff that I am too scared to talk about during daylight (my best post ideas come when I should be asleep) and maybe, just maybe feel a little more content, a little more empowered, a little more connected as the world and the wedding plans come hurtling at us at a million miles an hour.


I have an amazing friend who whenever she embarks on a new part of her life, a new journey, asks people what they love and what they hated about that part of their life.

She learns amazing things to put into practice in her own life, her own journeys and she gets a heads up about what to avoid. She shares me with this wisdom often and I have no doubt it contributes to the fact she is a joy to be around.

So here’s the starting point, let’s ease ourselves into it and take a deep breath. What’s the moment, the thing you’ve loved about wedding planning and the thing you’ve hated? What do you wish you’d done differently?