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A Bright & Whimsical Northumberland Wedding Aug 2018

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  • MrsCToBeeMrsCToBee Posts: 2,934 New bride
    Awhelenqt said:
    Ah man I'm finding it overwhelming having to sort out logistics for guests on top of everything else. I'm having to work out how everyone's getting to their accommodation and then the venue and if they don't have accommodation yet I'm having to figure out where they can stay waaah I'm stressed!
    You don't need to do this. They are adults, they can figure it out.
  • OmRumOmRum Posts: 807 New bride
    It is very good of you to try to take the stress away from them, but remember to put yourself first! Definitely recommend places if you know them - knowing where to pick is definitely the most stressful part if you're staying in an area you don't know! - but don't feel you should to micromanage their moves. It might come back to bite you on the Big Day if a taxi doesn't show up or something and you're the one who's having to sort things out.
  • AwhelenqtAwhelenqt Posts: 856 New bride
    Thank you everyone for being in my corner and giving me permission to focus on the wedding itself! I'm such a weird mix of people pleaser and anarchist...
  • AwhelenqtAwhelenqt Posts: 856 New bride


    Trying to decide which knickers! I won't be wearing a bra. I just don't know they're both so pretty!
  • AwhelenqtAwhelenqt Posts: 856 New bride
    So since we're getting married in 3 months and it's like the critical countdown time, we've decided to move house. We are insane. But the house is ideal and in our price range which is rare and our house is just no good for our little boy. I'm really sad to have to leave his first home, and his nursery and I've put so much effort and money into making this shitty run down shell into a home. I just know it's the right thing to do for him and that's the important thing. Even though it makes me sad and might impact the wedding, I need to put him first.
  • CoffeeDogAddictCoffeeDogAddict Posts: 1,254 New bride
    That sounds so hectic but if its better in the long run it'll be worth it! The wedding will be lovely no matter what, but you do have to think of life beyond it. 

    I hope the move goes well and its as stress free as can be! 
  • AwhelenqtAwhelenqt Posts: 856 New bride
    Holy fuck. 12 weeks today. That's insane.
  • CoffeeDogAddictCoffeeDogAddict Posts: 1,254 New bride
    God thats so soon! How is everything coming along?
  • AwhelenqtAwhelenqt Posts: 856 New bride
    I think it's all sorted... I'm still fat and need to string up all the paper cranes into bunting but aside from that i think it's all done. I'm just paranoid there's small things I've not even considered yet???
  • Northern_brideNorthern_bride Posts: 124 New bride
    It's getting so close, how exciting!

    Maybe think about each area of the wedding (e.g. food & drink, decorations, nails/hair appointments you might want to make, etc.) and that might highlight something you still need to do.

    P.s. you do NOT look at all fat to me. X
  • AwhelenqtAwhelenqt Posts: 856 New bride
    Haha thanks but I'm good with angles and I heavily edit my photos ๐Ÿ˜ฌ๐Ÿ˜ฌ๐Ÿ˜ฌ
  • AwhelenqtAwhelenqt Posts: 856 New bride

    Make up timed trial went well today! First time I've done it with lashes and pearls. Once it was all on I didn't think it actually needed the flower petals. My lashes for the wedding are bigger I just needed to time myself putting some on.
  • CoffeeDogAddictCoffeeDogAddict Posts: 1,254 New bride
    That looks lovely!! You're really talented 
  • AwhelenqtAwhelenqt Posts: 856 New bride
    Thank you! ๐Ÿ˜

    So I need 3 hours for hair and makeup (oof I know, it takes me a while).
    Maybe half an hour to get dressed fully just to give myself a cushion.
    So the absolute latest I can start getting ready is 8.30. 
  • AwhelenqtAwhelenqt Posts: 856 New bride
    just had my nails done for hen do this weekend ๐Ÿ˜
  • CoffeeDogAddictCoffeeDogAddict Posts: 1,254 New bride
    They're gorgeous!!
  • MrsCToBeeMrsCToBee Posts: 2,934 New bride
    They look great, hope you have a fab time!
  • AwhelenqtAwhelenqt Posts: 856 New bride
    So many people have dropped out including one girl this morning (they all have valid reasons) it just makes me feel pathetic that on my hen do I've only got 2 friends going. The other 3 people are mine and my fiances sisters :/
  • MrsCToBeeMrsCToBee Posts: 2,934 New bride
    Awhelenqt said:
    So many people have dropped out including one girl this morning (they all have valid reasons) it just makes me feel pathetic that on my hen do I've only got 2 friends going. The other 3 people are mine and my fiances sisters :/
    I only had 2 friends on my evening hen apart from family - just remember with friends it's quality, not quantity, that counts. Also people not being able to attend doesn't mean they don't love you or care, it just means everyone has their own shit going on and sometimes that gets in the way. I hope you have a fab time regardless.
  • I still think the best hen dos are the smaller ones! If you have a big group it just splits into smaller ones anyway. It's definitely quality over quantity!

    I'd love a hen do with just my two best friends!
  • AwhelenqtAwhelenqt Posts: 856 New bride
    I'm currently on day 2 of my hen do hangover lol I think I might have died.
    We hired a flat and when I got there they'd decorated it so cute it was covered in pink kitschy stuff - just what I love! And they'd all invented a cocktail each that was inspired by a memory they had of me. So we drank loads of cocktails and played Mr and Mrs and my fiance had some dumb answers I'd never get (he said the 3 words I'd use to describe him are brilliant, fantastic, amazing) so I ended up having a lot of tequila slammers. Then we all got dressed up in our 90s outfits and they brought out a birthday cake and presents and sang to me ๐Ÿ˜ฉ๐Ÿ˜ Then they moved my chair and told me to sit in front of everyone... And a stripper walked in ๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ™ˆ she poured beer in my face so I had to redo my makeup but it was great lol my sister had to leave the room when the lady lifted my skirt up and spanked me with a belt then put it round my neck and walked me like a dog ๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿ˜ณ
    So we went into Newcastle and spent like an hour in Popworld then went to do 2 hours of karaoke and it was just beyond brilliant I loved it! By the time we were finished we were all pretty much ready to go so we left and went home ๐Ÿ˜Š
  • AwhelenqtAwhelenqt Posts: 856 New bride

  • CoffeeDogAddictCoffeeDogAddict Posts: 1,254 New bride
    That sounds mental!!! Glad you had a good time, they put so much effort in its really sweet!

    Hope the rest of your recovery goes well!!
  • AwhelenqtAwhelenqt Posts: 856 New bride
    Turns out it wasn't a 2 day hangover, I had tonsillitis! Haha! Just got one more day left of anti biotics.

    And we moved into our new house at the weekend, so been here less than a week and it's all already sorted so that's a relief!

    I've totally put the wedding out of my mind because I've been so busy with the house but it's really time for me to get back on it.

    7 weeks today.

    I need to finish those fucking paper crane garlands. I started this craft project 19 months ago. It's drained the life out of me.

    I need to somehow lose weight despite not having any child care from now until September.

    I need to sort out logistics of getting there and back with our son and a van.

    I need to buy a load of helium and some party lights.

    Probably way more stuff I can't even think about right now.
  • AwhelenqtAwhelenqt Posts: 856 New bride
    So with 7 weeks to go and 3 months since we settled the bill for the florist, my mum decided to bring up for the first time ever today : corsages for her and MIL. For our super informal wedding. And when I told her no (obviously I didn't just say no I was polite and explained) she got real annoyed.

    She's also annoyed because I recently asked another friend to be a bridesmaid so my mum's stressing about making another bouquet. Even though she doesn't have to. I was planning on buying loads of gyp from a supermarket and tying them with yellow ribbon but mum really wanted to do them "properly" with yellow roses for her late dad, and has booked an appointment with a florist to help her and all this so it's not informal at all but I figured hey it's one less thing for me to do and she really wants to do it so I don't really care. But now she's just complaining about it ๐Ÿ˜ฉ

    I'm jealous of my sister who is planning to propose to her boyfriend of 11 years soon. They've already told people they're just gonna have a giant piss up party and bbq. And because my weddings first, my mum will be getting all her dreams of a traditional wedding for her daughters out of her system regardless of what I want, so by the time my sister gets married I bet my mum will just go along with whatever sister wants. Did that make sense?
  • CitytoCountryCitytoCountry Posts: 143 New bride
    How are the paper crane garlands going? Is he really interested to know how you are stringing them together?

    Iโ€™ve just embarked on making 1000 cranes (senbazuru) and trying to do the equivalent to 70/week (roughly 10 per day, but more on some days, less on others). Iโ€™ve got until next May though so hopefully I should have more than enough time alongside other things!
  • AwhelenqtAwhelenqt Posts: 856 New bride
    Haha i just did them when I could be bothered so it took just over a year for me to make them! 

    I've got 9x6m lengths of string as that's what the venue recommends for bunting and on each 6m length I'm using thread to attach 10 strands each with 10 cranes on.

    It's a long process 
  • AwhelenqtAwhelenqt Posts: 856 New bride
    Cake #1 is officially baked and ready to live in the freezer for 3 weeks!
    It's a gluten free lemon drizzle and it's like eating a zingy cloud I'm so pleased with it.
    Next up I'll make my world famous chocolate fudge cake (again, gluten free)
  • AwhelenqtAwhelenqt Posts: 856 New bride
    We're getting married next Friday!!

    ...I wish I'd chosen a different dress ๐Ÿ˜‚
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