It’s been around 6 months since I last posted an update about wedding planning, and so much has been happening since then! (Particularly in the last few weeks!)
Just after Christmas, I went back into Birmingham with Mum to have my dress fitting! Trying on my dress again has just proved how much I love it! Very few alterations need to be made and, in February, I get to take it home with me! Mum and I are going to go to Birmingham for most of the day and make sure that I’ve got my going-away clothes and everything else.
Just after the new year, invitations were sent out and it has been so exciting receiving responses! Officially, they’re addressed to my parents, but they briefly look at them before passing them on to me! I find it interesting to see what menu options people have chosen, and whether I think they match my expectations.
I have also picked up the bridesmaid dress that I mentioned in my last post! I am absolutely in love with it, and it’s not even for me! I really hope my bridesmaid, Natalie, will be pleased with it and love it as much as I do! I was tempted to see if the lady was able to make an adult version of it for me, but Alex didn’t seem to be too impressed by that idea!
Suits have been chosen by Alex, and the majority of people, who require them, have been to be measured up!
Pretty soon, it’s going to be the big day and I absolutely can’t wait! I get to marry the man I want to spend the rest of my life with! I have a countdown on my phone and as I’m writing this (on the 9th January) there’s only 79 days to go!!
Hopefully, some more stuff will happen in the next few weeks!
So, this is just a quick update about the wedding planning. I’m slowly making progress with making Alex go and look at suits. And I have finally found a bridesmaid dress (well, sort of!) I’ve found a person who will make a bridesmaid dress for me and in the colours I want too! So much simpler than trying to find both a dress I like, as well as one that isn’t white or ivory!
I have also ordered the birdcages that will be for the centrepieces at the reception. As Alex and I are getting married on Easter Monday, we’re having a slight theme of spring to our reception, which is actually great! There are so many things that can be done, especially as Conkers (where our reception is) is outdoors-y and woodland-y.
I’m trying to include Alex as much as possible – I’ve seen enough films where the bride just takes over and the groom has no say whatsoever. I don’t want that to be the case! It’s OUR special day, not just mine.
Things are slowly taking shape though. The majority of the big things are sorted (although not necessarily paid for yet!) so it’s mainly just planning all of the other things! I’m definitely looking forward to more plannning! I am so glad that I’m trying to stay on top of it all, as I haven’t really felt stressed about it at all yet – I suppose there’s still time though!
I’m getting so excited about getting married. To me, the most important thing is that I’ll be marrying the man I love (apologies for the soppyness) but I am looking forward to the whole day! I hate being the centre of attention usually, but I’m having so much fun planning (at the moment, the stress hasn’t hit me yet!) that I really want to make sure I enjoy the day too. Despite everyone looking at me (I just hope I don’t fall over whilst walking down the aisle!)
The past week has had some progress in regards to wedding planning. Whilst Alex was revising, and when I was in Aberystwyth, nothing much could happen but now that uni has finished, it means that things can slowly progress! Last week we officially confirmed our wedding venue! We were finally able to go and look round (we’d been oncebefore, but that was before we were engaged so we didn’t look at it as a possible reception venue) and decided that it would be lovely for our venue! Hopefully, the weather will be as nice as it was last week, which will make it so amazing!
Yesterday and Monday, I had two appointments with florists. Our local florist had been really off about it (apparently they were too busy, and then it wouldn’t be worth it) but I guess I can understand as Alex and I are getting married on a bank holiday! The two florists I have met both work from home, and are both really lovely! I will just have to make a decision between the two. Thinking about the bridal bouquet is making me really excited because I want it to be just perfect!
I’m encouraging Alex to look at possibilites for suits as I’d rather they get sorted sooner rather than later! It can never hurt to be too prepared – plus, I have no idea about the time needed for suits. Seeing as my dress will take 15-20 weeks before I can even have all the adjustments made, I don’t want Alex and everyone else to be left suitless when it comes to the big day!
We’re looking into cars at the moment, and next week when we get back from Swansea, we’re going to see a car that we really like. Hopefully, it’ll be just as lovely in reality and we can book it!
I think that seeing our engagement photos yesterday has made me excited too, as Mustard Yellow Photography do a really good job! You can see some of the photos here! I don’t know how regularly these updates will be, but I’m sure I’ll have some more things to mention about it at some point!