So this month Jon and I have tried to stick to our ‘to do list’…and you know it’s actually working!
First on the list was to get the wedding invites sorted… as a Graphic Designer there’s so much pressure to get that bit right (!)…especially as they’ll be making their way through my designer friends letter boxes.. I even pondered the idea of asking someone else to design them to avoid the potential embarrassment of them being deemed too ‘twee’, over designed… or the worst… just a complete disaster! However after trawling endless wedding fairs only to be greeted with the same diamante and ribbon adorned designs (completely understand peeps going for this look btw..just doesn’t suit me!) I decided that unless I wanted to spend a fortune (which I could happily on stationery…but Jon wouldn’t get it!) my only option was to design them myself.
So I set about collating inspiration and got pen to paper to come up with some ideas…I finally sent them to print last week and will put some pics up when I have sent them out…don’t want to ruin what I hope will be a nice surprise for the guests …(and no… unfortunately my budget didn’t stretch to letterpress if you’re looking at my inspiration pics with excitement!) In the mean time I have also decided to venture into the world of stationery design to help other brides like me find something that really suits their style without being budget breaking!…I have to thank my fellow Real Brides for being amazing test subjects too! Thank you girlies I’ll keep you posted on how I get on! xxx
Another thing on October’s list was to get the wedding website sorted…and after chasing taxi quotes and hotel rates…that can now be ticked off the list! I went with gettingmarried.co.uk though Appy couple were amazingly helpful (thank you Susanne!) and have exciting new things on their horizon…unfortunately just not in time for when I want to send my invites out Something for you other brides to consider?
A big dilemma for me was whether to have my make-up done or not on the big day… It seems like such a lot of money to spend on something you wash away! But after looking at myself in photos when I have done my own make up it’s very hit and miss! So I thought it would be best to leave it to the experts! So I contacted Jodie Hazelwood, recommended by my photographer Anna Clarke. She just gets what I need… And guess what… She did the make up at the Pretty Naughty event too! I’m so pleased that I decided to go ahead and book her and I’m really looking forward to being able to sit back and be pampered on the morning of the wedding! Are any of you lovely brides struggling to decide what to do with your look or make-up on your big day? Would love to hear your thoughts and experiences you’ve had during trials etc… Here are a few pics of make-up Jodie has done… Essentially I want to look like me but on a really really good day (That’s the plan anyway!!)
I also ticked off the ‘go shopping with the mums’ this month, we went to Shrewsbury and had a lovely time, there are lots of really nice dress shops and cute vintage boutiques. Though we spent nearly three hours just chatting over lunch! But all in all I’ve had a fairly productive month! And guess what…I’m on the less than 6 months count down! eek! Just too excited for words… well apart from these ones which I hope you’re continuing to enjoy.
So until next time…
lots of love