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.