Mrs C To Be..all change doing it our way!
I started a planning thread a few months back when I first joined but ALOT has happened since and some big changes happened.
We had booked our wedding at a lovely venue where we were also having our ceremony. Well, after a few fall outs among family, and some refusing to even come (!) we've scaled down the day and decided to be 'selfish' and have the wedding still.
We got to a point where we weren't sure who was coming and who wasn't so we changed our plans slightly and we're now getting married at the local registry office followed by the rest of the wedding at the original venue. We've invited who WE want to our wedding and doing it OUR way. This has taken a lot of stress away. I won't bore you all with details but a little bit of advice for anyone who may have been or are in a similar situation, stick to your guns, it's your wedding day!
So, 44 days to go. Dress was purchased a while back so that's sorted, food/drink sorted with the venue, bouquets made, H2B getting his suit next week, rings are being purchased at the same time. Still got a bit of DIY to do and thank you gift bags to finish but we are starting to see the day taking shape.
Hoping my friend can fit in my hair trial next week, she knows what style I'm after and my veil has finally arrived so just need to test run the style! Still to buy are shoes. Some 'people' thought I'd be wasting money buying wedding shoes or even new shoes when no-one will see them under my dress but as I say I'm doing this my way now so I am using some of our budget on shoes.
We aren't doing things traditionally in certain aspects. Speeches, myself and H2B are doing them. As my dad won't be at the wedding we thought it would look odd just having 1 person make a speech so with that in mind we decided we'd make them. I'll be thanking everyone for coming, giving a brief speech behind the funny circumstances in which our relationship began. We'll also be doing these during the evening. Guests wise, as it's looking unlikely I'll have my family there now we've put on 'open' invitation out to our guests explaining the slight change in plans and saying we'll be getting married at 2:30 on 12th Oct at ......... all welcome to join us, and afterwards at 7pm at ........
So far everyone has been happy with our new plans. Has anyone done anything similar and can give me some pointers? Although I'm personally more relaxed now I still have concerns it's not going to be your typical traditional wedding!