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I’ve been looking at wedding venues lately and I suddenly remember that, although I’ve mentioned it a few times in passing, I’ve never actually announced my engagement properly on the blog. Now that it’s January 2020, I can officially say that I am getting married next year!
Without going into too much detail, Mikey proposed to me in The New Forest last April. It was all very cute and romantic and my ring is absolutely gorgeous. He chose a sapphire because he always says that my “eyes are like sapphires”. Corny, but I mean…it worked, right? We had a lovely day and he proposed in the best possible way, we both cried, we drank Prosecco and we, well, you don’t need to know what happened next.
Needless to say, we’ve been looking at various venues and wedding bits ever since then.
No big fancy weddings over here!
We aren’t overly fussed about having a big fancy wedding; we definitely both just want something small and simple. I think we’ve finally found our venue – we’ve got the pricing through and we’re just preparing to take the plunge and book it now.
Saying yes to the dress?
Obviously I have been looking at wedding dresses from the get go. We are working on a budget and, if I am honest, we’d rather spend most of our money on the honeymoon. So although we’re keen to keep costs down, my wedding dress is an area that I’m happy to splurge a little bit on. I have a few ideas and I think I may have found the dress, but we will have to wait and see.
Autumn themed…sort of.
We’re planning on a November wedding so I’m thinking that we can just about get away with some autumnal theming. I’m actually thinking about dip dying my wedding dress with some dark yellows/purples – making it look a little bit like a sunset. Obviously I’ll be having sunflowers in my bouquet, those I will probably be making myself and I’m also planning on having an autumn flower crown. The flower crown might be real flowers or I might buy one – I haven’t decided yet. I think it’ll probably be cheaper to make one but do I want wilted flowers sitting on my head all day?
Wedding reception ideas for small wedding numbers? Help!
We haven’t yet found somewhere suitable for our wedding reception, which is the next big stressful thing to tick off our list. We at least have the venue pretty much sorted, but trying to find somewhere nearby that serves our needs/numbers is proving more difficult. Does anyone have any suggestions for wedding reception ideas suitable for small numbers? It’s proving difficult – we might see about renting out a pub but even then I’m not sure that would be exciting enough.
I basically have no idea what I’m doing.
I’ve realised that being engaged is really exciting but when it comes to actually getting married – well no one tells you how to do it! If you have the money for a package then you’re relatively clued up, but we want to do things on a much smaller budget and so we’re having to figure it all out as we go along. That’s obviously taking up some time as we’ve been engaged for 9 months and we still haven’t got a clue what we’re doing.
We even have a wedding planner book, but it seems that even that’s not very helpful when you’re planning a smaller wedding.
So if there are any wise people reading this who happen to be amazing at planning weddings or can pass on some words of wisdom, I am all ears! Please tell me that it’s not as difficult as it seems? I feel like we’re never going to get anywhere at this rate.
Anyway, roll on November 2021, the date that I will officially go from a Miss to a Mrs!
I’m going to be chatting a lot more about wedding plans and things over 2020 as I start to actually get my head into the zone and plan things properly. Join me if you’re a fan of weddings, or if you just want to laugh at a very clueless woman trying to muddle her way through planning and organising one!