Hello you lovely ‘I’m-just-going-to-peruse-RMW-on-my-lunchbreak’ lot! Another post in the midst of another panic. This time, I thought it would be a great idea to start a new job in the weeks/months leading up to my wedding. Great for my career…not so good for my stress levels. Combine all the other elements of wedding planning, 30ths, hen dos, other weddings… well needless to say *stressed emoji face*. However as mentioned in my last post, I am having a lovely time going through it all!
My big ‘project’ at the moment (apart from planning our wedding and new job) is organising my best friends hen do. We’re off to a lovely big house just outside of Bath called Welton Manor Farm…I can’t reveal any more than this at the moment so not to spoil it for then hen, who I know reads these posts (hi Heather!!) but by my next post, I will be able to divulge some more information (the bits I’m allowed to anyway)!
The big news this month is that we have invites! And what lovely invites they are, we are so happy with the result. We used the ladies at PaperGrace (just head to The List to find them) and the ‘Hollywood Glamour’ collection. I found the service fantastic, all we did was email with all details we wanted to be included, requested colour, and hey presto, great invites. Super quick as well, I would LOVE to to share a photo of them this week but OF COURSE I haven’t quite got round to sending them out yet, but they will be on their way very soon.
We used wix.com for our accompanying website, which was great because it’s free, but the domain address you get is rather long-winded which a) Can be a bit confusing and b) Looks ever so slightly silly on the invites. Nonetheless, we love both invites and website so we hope our guests will be just as impressed.
Now that we’re about to send the invites and people will start booking their accommodation, we’ve actually had to have a serious think about our plans for the night before and the actual day. We have decided to do the traditional bit of staying apart the night before, so I will stay at Walton Hall (which is our superb venue, I don’t know whether I’ve mentioned it…much!) with my bridesmaids and family, and James will stay with his groomsmen. Have you decided to do tradition in this way or not? I can see why you wouldn’t, there is something quite nice about waking up to your betrothed on the morning of your wedding, but for us we both wanted to spend it separately with our nearest and dearest.
This, combined with the invites about to go out, makes it all seem very real. I had a flap for about five minutes before returning to just feeling very excited about it all!
Our wedding ‘to do’ list is still huge, and a lot of our weekends are now being taken up with various different commitments (until mid-June!!), so this weekend we are going to try and find our wedding bands. Yay! Bling! James made the silly (but really not so silly) decision to buy me a platinum engagement ring so apparently this means I HAVE to have a platinum wedding ring…it’s something to do with it being a strong metal and will just scratch white gold etc. OH WHAT A SHAME. And of course because I’m having platinum, James wants it too. Again, OH WHAT A SHAME. On the subject of bands, I’ve seen some really pretty ones that have had to be shaped specifically to fit engagement rings. One of my friends has a gorgeous gold ring that is slightly pointed so it can fit her vintage engagement ring, I won’t have to do this with mine but I’d be interested to hear if anyone has had to do a similar thing. Also, how did you choose your ring? Is it like your dress where you have something in mind but chose something completely different?!
That’s it for wedding updates this month. My only other news is that one of my bridesmaids, Flic, is running the London Marathon this weekend, any good luck vibes you can electronically send her way would be appreciated I’m sure! On that note, if any of you crazy bunch are doing the same thing, I wish you all the very best – anyone who can run a marathon is a hero in my eyes.
Until next time, Lauren xxx