I thought today, on this rainy Friday afternoon (when I’m writing this) as I sit in my kitchen eating last night’s Mac & cheese (why does it taste even better the day after!?) that I’d start a little chat around our wedding plans.
I knew that I wanted to discuss the process in some way and as I love reading this kind of thing myself I thought that you might like to too?
The imagery won’t always match up to the topic of wedding planning but I don’t think that really matters do you?
My current feelings towards wedding planning is one of being extremely overwhelmed by it all. There seems to be so many little details, so many things I’ve never even heard of let alone thought of and the whole task at hand seems rather giant!
However, George and I make a great team, we’re both super organised and I just know we can do this, together!
Neither of us like the idea of hiring a wedding planner as we both feel that getting married is something that only happens once and you only get one opportunity (in theory) to plan your own special day, so we’d like to take on the challenge ourselves. So with that, if you have any tips and tricks, sources of inspiration etc then do send them our way, we would LOVE all the inspiration and advice right now.
So, let’s start at the beginning.
As soon as I said “Yes” George and I knew that we wanted to get married within the year and during the summer, so we had a rough idea of our dream date for the big day. We then started thinking about locations and from there venues in which we could see ourselves getting wed. Neither of us are particularly religious but I did like the thought of going down the traditional route of getting married in a church. We checked out a couple of churches and a couple of spectacular venues until we found the one… Well, I say that, but the first venue we looked at was 100% the one as soon as we stepped through the gates.
We took our parents and George’s Nanna and it was a really gorgeous couple of hours of discussing exactly what could be done and we all left feeling really sparkly and really, REALLY excited.
So thats the date and the venue locked down, George’s groomsmen asked over a couple of pints, his best men on board and my bridal party emotionally asked over a glass or two of prosseco and thats really where we’re at with it all.
At this stage, with regards to colours and themes etc, we don't really want to be restricted by that kind of thing. You know me and my love for all kinds of colours, I have my favourite flowers but there isn't a single one I don't like and I'm not big on the idea of a theme, so we're completely up for playing it by ear until we've decided what we're going to wear and then what our bride and groom crew will wear.
We've briefed our dear friends who are going to design our invite and stationary etc and basically told them to go wild as we're both very relaxed and very open to what we want... I hope thats a good thing?
All we do know is that we want to throw a big party for everyone we love, we want a fun day filled with love, colour, great food and music and we want to do it in our own way. Traditions are wonderful but I don't love them all so we'll just be doing what feels right for us and winging it for the most part.
I’m currently in the planning stages of dress fittings but I’ve never really been the kind of girl who could imagine the dress I’d get married in so the task at hand currently is to find some form of inspiration for what the hell I’m going to wear on the day.
I either like everything or absolutely detest everything, there’s nothing in-between so I certainly need to go and have a good dress up session. I have a couple of brands in mind that I’d love to try such as Berta, Grace Loves Lace, Rue De Seine and Alice Temperley but if there are any other brands that spring to mind when you think of me getting married then please do leave them below because the world of bridal wear is really rather new to me indeed and I have no idea what’s what when it comes to designers.
And so that's where we’re up to so far with wedding planning and I’ll be sure to update you along the way with any other moves we make and of course if there are any set backs or learnings en route to the big day, which I'm sure there will be aplenty.