I have to say I’m feeling pretty productive on the wedding at the moment, hopefully there are going to be weekly updates to how I’m getting on! So what have I been working on at the moment? Well although the details of the actual thing haven't been sorted I brought my dress for our vowel renewal in Vegas on our honeymoon hehe. We're doing it for fun so I wasn't looking at an overly crazy bride type dress.
At first I thought about getting a white dress because my actual wedding dress isn’t white but then decided against it. I toyed with a vintage dress but couldn’t find any that I particularly loved and then I found the above Hellbunny dress which I adored. It’s one of my favourite styles and covered in skulls (which I adore obviously) and flamingos which is a little running joke because I was so obsessed with being a flamingo when I was younger I used to spend all my time standing on one foot, even today when I’m standing up I often perch on one foot haha.
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Even at this late stage there have been guest list troubles. I thought with the RSVP's returned and the final number given to our venue that was one thing I could put behind me but alas it wasn’t to be. There was some miscommunication between us and the parents about which guests were day and which were evening that caused some upset and a few people wanting to bring last minute plus ones, fine for the evening but an impossibility to the ceremony due to us having filled our room allowance. There were a few tears and tantrums but things seemed to have worked themselves out now.
With the final guest list I’ve started to have a play around with seating plans. I've gone with the technique of writing everyone’s name on a post it which you can then move onto paper circles. It’s been a bit hard, mainly because both parents have expressed a desire to mix up the tables a bit so that people integrate more rather than just sit with the people they know. It can be hard judging who is going to get on, who's a similar age etc but I’m pretty happy with what we've come up with so far.
The boy's stag do planning is in progress. He will be having it the same weekend as my hen, I put in a polite request to the best man as every other weekend in Feb I’m working and I really don't want to be working when the boy is away enjoying himself, I’m a sourpuss like that. The best man has asked for my help to put something together so we're working on that at the moment but keeping everything under wraps so the boy doesn't find out hehe.
I got in contact with the entertainment this week to sort out all the timings of the day. It works out that the evening guests will be arriving at half 7, have some time to talk and then the band will do their first set from 8.30pm-9.30pm after which the evening buffet will be served. The band will then do their second set from 10.30pm-11.30pm.
For the guests that are staying at the hotel I wanted to put together an arrival gift bag for them. When I saw these labels on Citlali I loved them! I got in contact and we managed to create some matching door hangers as well so I’m extremely pleased with them!
I've started to focus a bit on looks. After every bath I’ve made sure I’ve slathered myself in body butter and I’ve started using Dermologica daily microfoliant which is just brilliant, my skin feels so soft. I had my hair cut this week too, I’m just going to have one more trim before the big day so my hair should be nice and healthy.
Oh and my to do list has gone from 147 items to 121, thats productive i'd say!