Monday, 4 March 2013
My wedding diary: 2 weeks to go!
I have attacked the list this week with such gusto! Here's a rundown of what we've done:
The boy has completed the playlist. Even though we have a band in the evening the music throughout the meal and ceremony is being played through the hotel system which will be linked to our iPod so the boy had the task of downloading all the music and putting it on the iPod, it took a bit of nagging but it’s done now!
We have contacted both the registrar and our photographer to go through all final details. It’s been reassuring to get the timings, the details all down and sorted. I now feel like I might actually know how I’m getting married haha.
For the day before the wedding I’ve booked in my haircut, a hair tint with some multi tonal bits to make my hair look glossier and a manicure and pedicure. I'm looking forward to having a bit of a pampering session and a few hours breather that weekend haha.
We've booked dinner for the night before the wedding too. We had quite a few people staying at the hotel the night before so we thought it would be nice to all get together for a quiet dinner, I can imagine myself being quite nervous/ excited at that time and once again I may need to have a forced breather. It turns out that we have 21 people staying the night before so we're having a rather big dinner haha.
The boy has his shoes haha, he has been dragging his feet (haha pun!) a bit about it but a successful nag meant I can now rest assured he won't be walking down the aisle in his socks.
I've ordered some macarons for the cake table which I’ll be picking up the day before, I do love my macarons!
I reviewed our gift list, it turns out we've had about 60 items brought so far! We have such generous gifts; I actually had to add a few items because there was much more brought for us than I thought!
I have been focusing a lot on attendant’s gifts this week too. Sophie, my little female usher, has got a boxful of sweets and the boys have got cigars. I didn't really know too much about cigars but I read some online reviews and decided to go for a Cuban cigar, Romeo and Juliet, which I thought added a kind of romantic edge (we'll forget the whole killing themselves thing). I brought cigars for my brother, both dads, the best man and the boy.
I got a gorgeous felt bouquet from Jennifer Rae and it came with yellow ribbon around the base which was lovely but when I was in Hobbycraft last week I saw a pastel blue ribbon that had 'You are my sunshine' embroidered in it. This was a song my Nan used to sing to me allll the time, we even played it at her funeral, so I thought it would be a perfect little reminder of her on the day and I wrapped it around my bouquet instead of the yellow ribbon.
I got some cards from Slice of Pie for some of the attendants and the boy for the morning of the wedding, the designs were just too cute for me to ignore!
We got an email listing of the room bookings from our hotel venue. I wanted to know who was staying because I've made gift bags for all the guests. I'm going to give them to the hotel manager to leave in the rooms for people. We've included a bottle of wine, a bottle of radox bath stuff, some hot chocolate, some mini chocolate, a door hanger and a postcard of the wedding venue from about 100 years ago! All I’m saying is I would be pretty impressed with these bags if I was receiving one haha.
Remember my skulls? Well this week I did some retouching of them and added some chalk decoration. The skulls that are acting as table numbers I kept quite plain, mainly because I didn't want to mess them up. There are going to be skulls as decoration in the bar area as well and I got a bit more creative with their decoration.
There were a few more decoration pieces that I worked on this week as well, just small things to pull the decorations together really.
So last week the list was at 82 and now it’s at 64!! Take that you damn list!!