7th December 2013
I know there is a thread for December 2013 in general but rather than trawling through there I thought I would start a new thread for us 7th December 2013 brides. Let's share details, plans, ideas, stress and then enjoy our fab days!
To start the thread here's a bit about mine and Mr Franita's big day..
We are getting married at Compton Verney House neat Stratford/Leamington at 2pm - civil ceremony, wedding breakfast and evening reception all in one beautiful location. So far I've booked/bought:
- My dress and shoes
- Bridesmaid dresses (x2)
- Emailed Save the Dates
- DJ included in venue hire
- Caterer booked with venue (tasting in June)
- Groom's suit
- Tealights and holders for table centres
- Make-up artist (doing own hair with help of bridesmaid)
- Notice of marriage given
- Honeymoon - we are going to New Zealand for three weeks (booked before we got engaged!) To be partially funded now by gift list.
- Some jewellery sorted - wearing my late Grandma's necklace, just got to sort other bits
We also know that we want a cake of cheese, we will probably have heather in nice pots for our table centres and I think we will have a videographer (as people keep telling me we should!) Hen do plans are under way with bridesmaids for the weekend before the wedding (!)
I'm just going to book a taxi from my hotel on the morning so not fussed about fancy cars (no one will see me arrive anyway as I have to come in the deliveries entrance to meet with the registrar!) Oh and I've made a brooch bouquet as I really wasn't keen on spending a fortune on cut flowers that just get thrown away (it incorporates a few family brooches), and we are constantly adding to the DJ playlist as and when we hear songs we do/don't like!
So lots of detail (and wedding rings) to sort but feel like the bulk of it all is done really. Of course there are invitations to do by my OH is in the process of designing them. Will also sort the wedding rings and bridesmaid gifts nearer the time (as we can't afford to sort much more at the moment!)
We don't have a "theme" - colour-wise or anything else - we just want a relaxed and fun day where we get together with our closest friends. I know it may be weird not to have one - I feel like it is when people ask me - but I really didn't like the idea of things being too matchy matchy and getting stressed over the colour of ties in the days leading up to it
Just can't wait to get closer to the date now - want to do the fun stuff like invites, dress fittings etc. (although currently doing the 30 Day Shred and want to tone up/lose bit of weight before then - at least we have time!)
How are other 7th December ladies going? Any exciting ideas to share?? (or have I forgotten anything glaring?!)