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25.2.17

The Wedding Update #1

Quiet a lot has happened since I last did a wedding related post! We still have just over a year to go but I'm keen to get as much sorted as soon as possible. I mentioned in my last wedding post that the venue has been booked, finally after 6 months of hunting for the perfect place! I'm feeling quite private about it at the minute, I shared a couple of sneak peaks on my Instagram story and the picture above is part of the venue, but I won't be doing a full venue reveal until after the day!

THE DRESS

I can see myself having a bit of a ramble here, basically my first experience of trying on wedding dresses really wasn't how I imagined it. I decided to stay local and I didn't go to an amazing shop, I knew that it wasn't the nicest place to try on dresses for the first time, but I was so nervous about it that I just didn't want to go far and make a big fuss. I'm sure I can't be the only bride to be with this feeling, but I'm just so worried that I won't find a dress that I feel amazing in!

Basically the whole thing was rushed, the lady 'helping' didn't seem interested and I didn't feel amazing like I expected to! I'll definitely be trying on some more dresses on soon, I have a couple of designers in mind who I love which should hopefully make it easier.

THE INVITATIONS/ STATIONARY

As much as I love the idea of fancy invitations I've actually let my partner decide on this and we are going for email invites and a wedding website. I'm still going to have stationary on the day in a beautiful calligraphy font as I imagined for the invitations, but we decided that spending £600- £700 on the dream invitations just wasn't worth it, and we would much rather invest in the venue. Some of the websites we have seen are beautiful and definitely set the scene for the day, hopefully in a similar way an invitation would.

THE FOOD 

We didn't really fancy the idea of having a formal 3 course meal, we wanted something more relaxed and have gone for a tapas style menu. There will still be 3 courses but it not only gives our guests a little more option but creates a more informal atmosphere for sure. One thing I'm definitely looking forward to is our food tasting session, halloumi skewers are currently on the cards!

If you have any wedding dress experiences similar to mine, then please put my mind at ease and let me know!

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9 comments:

  1. I love hearing wedding updates as I'm currently in the middle of planning my own! :)

    moremindfulyou.blogspot.com

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  2. Oh damn halloumi skewers sounds AMAZING. I'm not engaged but I'm constantly trawling through pinterest wedding dresses, so I have the same expecations of disappointment really!

    meg x meghobson.com

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  3. That venue looks gorgeous from your snippets, that's exactly the kind of thing I'd love! So pretty! Halloumi skewers also sound amazing, have fun tasting!

    The Makeup Directory

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  4. How exciting, I cannot wait to read more about your wedding!
    I am maid of honour next year for my sister so we are in the thick of wedding planning!

    Danielle xx
    http://www.fashionbeautyblog.co.uk/

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  5. Ugh, what a rubbish dress experience, but you will find something...good things come to those who wait!

    Annabel ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

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  6. My sister is getting married next year and you don't think about how many decisions you have to make till you see someone else doing it! I hope your next dress experience will be better lovely!

    Stacey x
    www.staceylouisewhite.co.uk

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  7. I hope you have better luck with the dress, I am sure you'll find something! Congrats on finding the perfect place, that's one of the most important things. Good luck with all of the planning wishing you all the best! xx

    My Lovelier Days

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  8. Loving the wedding update! So disappointing when you have a rubbish experience with something so special and once in a lifetime, but hopefully it will make the next place seem so much better! I'm sure you'll find an amazing dress :) xx

    Laura | www.mylauralife.co.uk

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  9. The sneak peak pic of the venue looks amazing! Looks like the venue has a lot of natural light which would be gorgeous for a wedding.. that's such a shame you didn't have a great time trying on dresses for the first time.. it's really shitty that the lady wasn't helpful.. tapas style menu sounds fun!

    Ronnie
    www.veronicabizzarri.blogspot.co.uk
    xx

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