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!
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.
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!