Monday, 19 June 2017

Getting Engaged... One Year On!

I can't quite believe today marks a year of being engaged...
Wedding plans are in full swing and I wanted to talk about the highs and lows of it all, what I've learnt about planning a wedding and my plans for the remaining time before the big day.

I don't actually live with my boyfriend (...that I'm getting married to next year, anyone else cringe when they hear 'partner' 'fiance' or 'other half'? I can't wait to be able to just say husband). We have been in a long distance relationship for 4 years now, as much as I miss him it's just one of those things we've both had to adjust to. I think with us being apart more than we are together time has become so precious, and it's actually forced us to plan the wedding quicker.

Jay really has been a gem. I feel awful saying it but with working full time and writing my blog I just haven't put time aside to really think about the wedding. I feel awful for being so laid back about it at the moment, but after booking the dream venue in January, I got a little lazy with it. So far we have the venue, catering, the bridal party, photographer, and recently my dress ALL sorted - that makes me feel a little better.... 
Of-course we do still have a long way to go, and all the little bits need to come together. I have lots of DIY things in mind for the table plan, place names and decorations and other bits and bobs which I cannot wait to crack on with. I'm hoping to vlog/ document the process on my YouTube channel aswel as on here too.

One of the main things that springs to mind when I think about this past year is just how quickly it's gone. I remember like it was yesterday getting engaged and I just know the run up to the wedding is going to fly by. If I had one bit of advice it would be to get planning early, if you want to get married within a certain time frame then make sure to give yourself plenty of time so there's no panic and you can actually enjoy it. I've learnt that planning a wedding can actually be terribly stressful and expensive, and there will be a couple of occasions that people don't agree with your plans. A low of wedding planning is not being able to please everyone, but when you're planning a wedding for two people with 60+ guests, that's kind of impossible...

We're getting married next April, over the next 10 months I not only want to make sure I keep on top of wedding planning and get lots of the little DIY plans done early - someone give my daily reminders of this! As I mentioned earlier I'm determined to put my heart and soul into YouTube and this little blog of mine. Jay is actually away for 4 months from November until March, with that time I want to be as productive as possible, keep myself busy and just enjoy the last few months of wedding planning.

If you have any wedding planning tips or one piece of advice I would love to know...
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11 comments

  1. Aw I love weddings! I hope everything runs smoothly for you, and btw I love your flatlays, so pristine!x

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  2. Aw it sounds like such an exciting time for you! I can't wait to see more things come together for your wedding x

    Lauren | itslaurenvictoria.blogspot.co.uk

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  3. Exciting times!!! Best of luck with the rest of the planning! I'm not married or getting married anytime soon but I saw that Carrie (WishWishWish) had great wedding blog posts up. Also more recently Laura (TinyTwisst) had a few videos and posts up on her blog and Youtube channel x

    Fatima x www.fatimawrites.co.uk

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  4. This is all so exciting for you, best of luck!

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  5. Aww congratulations on the one year anniversary! I'm sure you will be looking forward to tying the knot now and just enjoy the process and have fun! Planning can be stressful but I'm sure you will enjoy doing it together to take the stress off and make it something you can plan together xx

    Jenny | www.krystelcouture.com X

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  6. I hope the rest of the planning goes well, although you seem to have a lot ticked off! I think wedding planning is so much more stressful than you imagine, I knew quite a few people who got married in the last year, and they were always ticking something off! xx

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  7. It's all so exciting! I can imagine getting engaged was one of the best days of your life! I'm excited to one day plan a wedding, but as you say it can be stressful and you need to stay on top of it. Absolutely love the flat lay you've accompanied with this post, you absolutely nail the flat lay photography that's for sure xo

    Char | www.charslittleblog.co.uk

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  8. Weddings are so exciting! Best of luck with all the plans. I hope everything goes smoothly x

    Chelle| chellebelle2016.blogspot.com

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  9. I can only imagine how excited you are!
    I am a maid of honour for my sister next year and she has me run ragged!

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

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  10. I love hearing about peoples wedding planning and stuff, so exciting - can't believe its been a year already!

    Lucy | Forever September

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  11. So exciting! I can't wait for the day I get engaged, but I dread the thought of actually planning a wedding!

    meg x meghobson.com

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