I can’t quite believe time has flown so quickly.
The last time I wrote on my little wedding countdown board in the kitchen it was 9 weeks ago and that seemed really close then!
I’m at the stage now where all the main things are done (I hope) and I’m doing all the fiddly bits and really releasing my inner Monica.
Here’s where I’m at:
DRESS: I’ve got my final fitting tomorrow and hoping that all goes well. The dressmaker said “please don’t gain or lose ANY weight” very sternly!! I think I’m roughly the same as two weeks ago!?
HAIR AND MAKE UP: I had a trial with Kirsty who is looking after us on the day and she did a great job. However looking back I’m not 100% sure that my hair totally suits me so I’ve booked another trial this week. It sounds extreme but I want to look back at my photos in years to come and be chuffed with how I looked. Especially when I’m really old and wrinkly!
JEWELLERY: This has been hard as I only wear gold costume jewellery really and I need silver bits. I’ve decided to literally only go for tiny diamanté studs and a little bracelet and because my dress was very expensive I’m getting them from high street stores and not spending much. My veil arrived from Canada and it’s BEAUTIFUL! It cost me around £50 compared with the ones I tried on in a bridal store for £400! Ouch.
VENUE AND DECOR: I think this is all sorted! Flowers are all planned as is all the decor thanks to an amazing guy called Dylan who is doing it for me! It has taken a lot of the stress away and means I don’t need to be there on the morning.
CAKE: All planned and I know it’s going to be incredible.
ENTERTAINMENT: Initially Jay didn’t want a DJ, as he’s a DJ and I think he thought he wouldn’t be able to find anyone else as good haha! But he’s now changed his mind, so we’ve got a great guy he knows travelling quite a long way! My brother Liam is also singing which will be amazing as he’s so talented. I also have a little surprise in the evening for all our guests.
JAY AND NOAH’S OUTFITS: We have it all now (Jay only got his shirt today – men!) I’ve actually got two outfits for Noah – the main suit for the start of the day and photos and a more casual linen shorts and shirt with bow tie outfit for later when he’s hot and wants to run around!
THE LITTLE TOUCHES: These are the bits that we’re working hard on now – all the personal bits that I hope will set our wedding apart from others and make people remember it. I won’t give anything away – but I’ll do some blogs with pictures after the day.
PLANNING FOR THE MORNING: Last night I actually sat up until midnight and wrote a detailed plan for 7am – 1pm on the day with colour coded bits so everyone knows what they’re doing at what time! I honestly felt like Monica from Friends with her colour coded planners! I think I needed to do it for myself so I can stop panicking about logistics.
I can’t really think of much more to say without ruining all the details and surprises!
If you want to know how we’ve kept the cost down – I’ve done a little vlog here:
Have you got any tips for me at this stage so close to the wedding?!