For the final contender for our Budget/DIY Real Bride Blogger role, we have Abi and Mike…
Voting is now open – please think about the entry who’s writing you most enjoyed and who’s wedding you would most like to see after all the planning then cast your vote!
On the 8th June 2012 I will marry my best friend. He makes me laugh every single day and I literally cannot imagine my life without him.
Shortly after our 8 year anniversary we were staying in Bath for a long weekend and when I got engaged I didn’t have any clothes on….not a single shred….. Yes I was nahhhked (Just to set the scene, I was getting ready to go out for dinner, we are not naturists or anything exciting like that ;o)
So we were getting ready to go out:
Him: Can you get that hat out of the bag for me?
Me: ‘Don’t be stupid you can’t wear that out…’ (a red and white stripey WALES hat)
Him: ‘Its freezing out…. please’
I was thinking ‘I bloody hate that hat’…
Him: ‘Put it on…’
Me: (laughing) why? *remember I’m naked with a Wheres Wally hat in hand…..
Wrapped inside the hat is a small white box.
Me: (laughing crying) Is this what I think it is?’
And he proved he could still surprise me, even after 8 years……
The wedding will hopefully be a fully clothed affair. We are getting married and having our reception in a converted barn not far from Bath.
So other than the barn and a photographer… everything else is pretty flexible at the moment. But the key thing for us will be to save money where we can so although I don’t consider myself to be particularly DIY savvy: I’ll have to learn and get help from friends!
Things that might/will/hopefully be DIY; Invites, Menu, Table Plan, Table and Place names, Favours, Cakes, Centrepieces.
Fortunately, getting married in a Barn means that any shabby looking DIY can be passed off as as rustic!
We hope we can have:
A fantastic barbeque, an unforgettable celebration, vodka jelly shots, a cake table, a variety of music, silliness, having an amazing time with friends and family, dancing until the music stops, funny little details, LOVE letters, rustic details such as jars with wild flowers and wicker hearts, table names to make people smile, speeches that make people laugh, a ceremony that represents us, bright nail varnish, a large plastic daisy ring, flowers in my hair, beer, wine, pimms, Mikes made up cocktails, motown, music from across the decades, everyone dancing and singing along and oh and urm 2 honeymoons….
Dislikes so far:
I really don’t want a dress that’s too tight or that I cannot dance in, I don’t really want too much time spent taking pictures. I don’t want to worry too much about perfection (although easier said than done!) and I hope that I can still be easy going and try and laugh off any minor issues….
I am also very very concerned about Mikes orange suit threats….
If I became a real RMW bride I promise to share the funny stories and situations that arise during planning, I will ask for your advice (probably on more than one occasion) and hopefully as I learn new DIY skills and tips for wedding planning, I will pass it on to other brides to be.
Abi ‘lady harhar’ & Mike
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