|I thought B&W looked more romantic!|
As for the cake, my lovely brother offered to make it for us. We want an icing free cake, mainly because I really love the way they look and to be honest, because it’s was super simple and easy to make for ourselves without having to fork out too much money (you’ll see a theme here). I also love the idea of having a cake made by a family member, it feels like everyone is helping contribute in some way and it feels more of a community effort, which I really like.
I think I mentioned in my last post that Nick has already bought his suit, it was pretty much one of the first things we did because he was super excited. As for my dress, my lovely friend Gemma is making it for me, I had an idea of cost in my mind and after doing a little research I just felt like I couldn’t justify spending a fortune on a dress that I’ll wear for one day. I completely understand women that do, but for me I just didn’t want to do that but working with Gemma to make the dress I want is very exciting and I can’t wait for everything to come together.
As for the rest, we’ve decided what our wedding favours are going to be, we’ve designed our own invites with a graphic designer, finally decided on bridesmaids dresses and picked a couple of quirky things that make the wedding ‘ours’.
There are still plenty of things we’ve started but really need finish, such as sorting out our music, walking up the aisle, ceremony, walking down the aisle, reception music. We’ve been putting together Spotify playlists but it’s something we both need to sit down and decide on. Another is sorting out my engagement ring, for those that didn’t know it has never quite fitted and it needs sorting before we can buy our wedding rings. Some ring materials can’t be worn together because they wear on each other and I need to find a ring that fits and suits my engagement ring, so that’s the most important thing to sort out next.
I honestly have been enjoying planning my wedding and besides the obvious money matters, I haven’t found it very stressful at all. I think as a couple we are quite decisive about what we want so it makes things much easier to pick and decide. Giving yourself too many options is where it gets overwhelming and stressful but we both have a pretty good idea of what we want and whats worth spending money on.
Are you currently planning your wedding? Are you married and want to give me some handy tips? What did you do to make yours more personal? Basically tell me anything to do with weddings as I’d love to hear from you!