Mrs Lytton 2019
So I got proposed to up a mountain in the Lake District last month. Total surprise because I thought it was a few years away, but very very happy! (And the ring has since been resized by 4 and a half sizes so it actually fits on my ring finger - apparently women in the 1920s had skinny little fingers!)
It's going to be a traditional church wedding because we're really good friends with a vicar who wants to marry us, and we don't want the music restrictions that come with a civil ceremony (no sacred music allowed) as we have lots of friends who'll sing choral music for us. We also have a couple of friends who play the organ, sooo!
We're looking at September/October next year. He's voted for earlier, but there's a really nice price drop for most venues that comes with waiting until October...
Main constraint is my fiance's grandma will be nearly 102 by then, and can only travel for about an hour in a car, so we're limited by her location, which gives us a lot of Essex, across to the Hertfordshire border.
Other constraint is that we seem to have about 200 people on the first cut guest list. Argh! But we have our eye on a venue that has an open day in October, so fingers crossed. Probably going to cost a bomb, but never mind. My mum has some money put aside, his parents will probably match that, and I get an annual bonus in June each year, so we should be ok.
Dress shopping started today, with the dress I loved being NOTHING like the ones I thought would work on me! I took my sister with me, and I have another appointment with my mum somewhere else in a couple of weeks. I have got my something blue already though - my bonkers blue Converse! I have fairly major foot issues, so just need comfort, and no-one's really going to see them under my dress anyway.
Loving the planning so far, but we'll see how long that lasts!