And just like that, it’s officially one year until my wedding day – ONE WHOLE YEAR!
I feel like I’ve blinked and the past 4 months have just disappeared. I can’t quite get my head around how fast the time is flying by, but I’m loving every second of being engaged and planning a wedding, so much so that I’m going to be really sad when it comes to an end. Anyone want to hire me to plan theirs next?
I thought I would use today’s post to update you all on how the planning is going, what we’ve done so far, the good, the bad and all the things that are cropping up all over the place that I never even thought about.
The BIG News
I’ve finally found my dress! It’s something my Mum found online but I’ve tried it and I really like it, which is a massive weight off my shoulders as it was really starting to play on my mind that I hadn’t made any more appointments or been very proactive. I’ve mentioned before that the dress isn’t the most important thing to me, but I’m really happy with it which makes the decision even easier.
It’s similar to some of the high-street ones that I got, but also fits me in a different way which makes me feel much more comfortable. It’s going to need quite a lot of altering as I’m only 5’4 but I’m not going to think about that until later in the year.
I’ve also ordered some shoes off ASOS to go with it which arrived this week. I tried a couple of pairs, but I went with ones that had a slightly smaller heel as the last thing I want is my feet hurting on the big day.
The Good News
The main news to update you on is that we have booked our photographer and videographer.
We have gone with Sarah Horton Photography as her shots were so light and dreamy and she came very highly recommended, and Digital Filmmakers for the video. To me, the memories are probably the most important thing of the day, and as I am quite into photography myself through this blog, I really wanted to go with people that I know I can trust and who have a really good reputation, which both of these do.
Since being engaged we’ve also been to our fair share of wedding fairs (some great, some not so great) which have given us lots of inspiration for what we want on our big day. There are things that we didn’t even think about that we’ve been given information on (such as wedding insurance – a very big deal!) which has been a massive help amidst everything else we’ve been trying to do.
The Bad News
The main bad news I can think of is that the costs are really starting to mount up.
We’re trying to set aside a set amount each month to put towards the wedding, but there are always other things we end up spending the money on such as vet bills or house insurance. We’re lucky that the big things are out of the way, such as booking the venue, but the price of things is starting to add up.
The Exciting News
Although it’s still a year away, I’ve been finding myself checking the weather app at the moment to see what the temperature is in some of the places we’ve said would be nice to visit in April for our honeymoon, and I just hope there isn’t another Beast From The East next year as that would really throw a spanner in the works.
I’ve also been looking at potential places for my hen do (I know I shouldn’t but I am painfully organised and anal about things like this) which has been really enjoyable too. I’ve been speaking to a people from work about the ones they’ve been on too and trying to get ideas here and there.
The Crazy News
We will be starting to send our ‘Save The Dates’ out soon, which I’ll be designing with a friend from work, and I’m really excited to see the final product. I’ve seen a few different designs that I like so it’ll be interesting to try and put something together that reflects the rest of the day – it’s such early days that we’re only starting to look into colours now.
We’re also having our engagement shoot in the next couple of weeks, so I’ve been pinning lots of ideas for where we can go and some of the shots I’d like to get as I can already feel how awkward I’ll be in front of the camera and want to be as prepared as possible!
And last but not least, we are giving our notice of marriage this month, which means we can legally get married next year.
I hope you’ve enjoyed this wedding update and before we know it, I’m sure the big day will be here – how crazy!
If you have any wedding related blogs that you think I’d enjoy or Pinterest boards (my new obsession) then please send them my way as I’d love to have a little browse.