I promise I will try not to spam this blog with wedding stuff. I even started a separate blog for that, but allow me the odd post, please? ;)
I know we'd always planned a spring wedding, and people sucked air through their teeth at that, but things are happening a lot quicker then expected! I spent most of this week trying to get through to our preferred venue, only for it to constantly go through to an answerphone I wasn’t able to leave a message on, or for it to just ring out. Thursday afternoon I tried again, sticking it on speakerphone, only to have someone pick up! I asked about availability in March/early April, only to be told they had July 28th, the last weekend in October, or February 25th.
A quick call to my mum who spoke to the caterers we’d been looking at, a call to Warwick registry office to see if they had someone available, a call back to confirm - and suddenly we’re getting married in a little over 100 days.
I knew we were operating to a tighter schedule then most couples, but this now seems incredibly close. I’m not as worried as I feel I ought to be, which perversely is worrying me more. We’ve got a lot in place - we’ve got the venue, the caterers and the registrar. We’ve managed to book the wedding photographer that I really, really wanted. I really hate having my photo taken, so finding an photographer that could come up with easy relaxed looking photos was important to us, and I adore her style. I’ve pretty much decided on a dress. We’ve figured out a colour scheme, and I’ve got a good idea of how I want the place to look. The majority of our decorations will be homemade, and fairly simple - we want big, clean shapes and for everything to co-ordinate.
We've not got the money to spend on a lavish wedding, and to be honest, we don't really want that. We're aiming more for a party then a Reception with a capital letter. We want it to be easy and relaxed, for people to have fun, and to celebrate with us. We're ironing out the guest list, and I feel awful that there's so many people we cant invite - if I could, I'd invite everyone, but then we'd have to change so much about the wedding, and the whole feel of the thing would change. We're thinking about having a party back in London for all the people we can't invite - would this seem weird to you, if you were invited to a separate party but not the main wedding? I do know that whatever we do, people will be offended, and upset - I think I've already upset someone by inviting someone else, but I don't know what to do - in an ideal world, everyone we invited would come and have a great time, but I know realistically that that won't be the case.
Maybe we'll just run away to Vegas and be done with it ;)
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