scared! i don't even know where to start!
just joined the forum as myself and mr haines have finally decided on a Las Vegas wedding in October 2014.
this has been a very long time coming! we got engaged in Sept 2009 and finally booked a venue in February last year. Unfortunately during the summer the venue went into administration and we had the chance to cancel the wedding and claim back costs through my credit card. So this, we did.
It felt very strange cancelling the wedding - it seemed drastic and it almost felt to me like we must have actual 'problems' in the relationship to do this (it didn't help that I was just finishing my degree while working full time and was slightly stressed at this point!). After the summer I'm happy to report that I lost that feeling quickly and while we were on holiday in December, we chose a new engagement ring together (we'd always planned to do this eventually as we bought the first one when we didn't have two pennies to rub together!) and decided to start the wedding planning afresh!
I feel like my new ring is slightly cursed though - I had it resized once we were home, it then spent nearly 2 weeks in repair as two of the tiny diamonds fell out when i first brought it home, took it back to the shop, and another diamond had come loose when i picked it up i actually picked it up at last (hopefully permanently) yesterday and happy to report that things are stable it turns out that the claws aren't amazing for the amount of diamonds that are on the ring and being on the ultra sonic machine shook them out. h2b jokes that if i need to sell this ring and buy another, i'll be the only girl in the world with 3 engagement rings off the same groom to be
we have spent the last couple of weeks firstly pouring over cruise weddings (too expensive for both us and guests), beach weddings (fine on cost for us but maybe not for some of our guests) and finally Las Vegas!
Today we went to Virgin Holidays to ask a few questions and I'm disappointed that we can't book anything until 11 months before the departure date but otherwise it all looks very good! The only thing i'm not sure about is using Virgin for the wedding - i hate to throw money away (the other forum i belong to is moneysavingexpert) when i could do things myself. so that's the next decision.
this was meant to be a brief introduction xx