July 2018 Festival wedding small budget
Thought id give one of these a go might also help me to keep things in one place!
Bit of Background - Me and Mr O have been together roughly 4.5 years, engaged since last year and the wedding is booked for 27-7-2018
We are not going for much in the way of a traditional wedding we will be doing the necessities at the Registry office ( Had a meeting there on Tuesday this week and we realised we are 8 people over our max limit oops!)
Followed by a Festival style party in a field - most of this will be done DIY! Wish me luck! We are also both into cars - partly how we met - mainly old Volkswagens so these will be incorporated here and there He was also good friends with my older brother so had known him in passing for a while it was only many years later our love of VW's brought us together!
Done so far:
We have put together a 1st draft guest list and sent out our homemade 'Save the Date' magnets to our guests we are inviting to the ceremony as well as the reception.
These are our Save the dates the picture doesn't show it very clearly. They are all 3D printed with magnets sunk into the back - perfect for the fridge!
I have a Man of honour or Bridesman whichever ya like really - still trying to think of roles for him on the day if anybody has any suggestions!? Alongside him i will have 3 Bridesmaids 1 Adult 1 Teenager and one child! My Adult bridesmaid will also be taking photos along with OH's Uncle and the other 2 are my god daughters.
Im loving the fact that we aren't paying for a photographer but also that we will have 2 very different styles and points of view. The Uncle is a keen photographer and has done both OH's sisters wedding as well as 2 of his brothers (the ones i know of) and my Bridesmaid has done several weddings has more lined up and will be using mine for her portfolio as this is something she really wants to pursue.
He has asked his Best man who was thrilled but also terrified at the prospect of doing a speech in front of 150 people, so we have now agreed he will pre-record his speech to be played thru the bands PA system
Ive found my dress and have just set the target of losing 2 stone before the end of January when i go for my first measurements, in 2016 i lost 6.5 stone in less than a year so although its a challenge i know i can do it if i put my mind to it! My Dress will be tea length - we will be in a field after all! and is all custom made I'm looking forward to wearing it! i have yet to decide on hair/veil/shoes/ make up
My Bridesmaids will be in Navy - we will be high street shopping for these after Christmas.