Mixed Metals In May
I'm new here *waves*! Have been hanging about for a week or so just reading everyone's posts and thought I'd quite like to start my own little planning thread to document my journey down the aisle
I think it'll be a great way to get all my thoughts down in black and white/serve as a nice keepsake to read back on/vent about planning haha!
Looking forward to sharing our plans, getting opinions from other brides and getting to know everyone!
Not 100% sure what to say so I guess I should start at the beginning haha!
I'm S. I'm 27, from Glasgow, I work Mon-Fri as a Legal Secretary in a Criminal Defence firm and weekends as a Bridal Stylist in a gorgeous wedding dress shop in the city centre.
My fiancé is M. He is 33, from just outside Glasgow and is a welder.
We have been together since October 2016, moved in together in May 2017 (and got two amazing puppies) and got engaged in May 2018. We're getting married in May 2020! May is definitely our month!
How We Met
I'll just put it out there straight away - we're a Tinder couple!
I was very recently out of a long term relationship when I joined Tinder - partly as a distraction from what was going on in my life, partly to see what the fuss was about and partly in the hope of a little confidence boost. I had been in a relationship for six years and was engaged when my ex and I split. We were 19 when we got together and 25 when we split so other than hearing about it from friends, I had never experienced the joys of Tinder! I wasn't looking for anything really.. Just some chat to take my mind of things and maybe a date or two to ease me back in to single life.
I had been on Tinder for 4 weeks, and had 2 disappointing dates, when M and I "matched" and started chatting. Although it had only been 4 weeks (and the 2 aforementioned disappointing dates), I was already starting to lose hope - just not really feeling a connection with anyone. Me, overdramatic? Never! Haha! Thankfully, I knew M was different from the very start. He was a solid 10 but chatted like he didn't know it - which was a very welcome surprise! We got on so well that we arranged a date for the following Friday and chatted every day morning til night inbetween.
We're both from the Glasgow area and arranged our first date for the city centre. M is a welder and on the day of our date he had to go to hospital to have a shard of metal removed from his eye (this is more common than I ever thought!!!) so, obviously, I told him we would reschedule - METAL IN HIS EYE!! But no. This was M's first show of reliability. He wouldn't reschedule or cancel on me - and never has to this day. Our first date was spent in November and Hummingbird, having a few drinks and talking rubbish. I felt like I'd known him forever but at the same time felt like a nervous giggly schoolgirl! I'm actually giving myself the cringe just thinking about it haha!
Anyway.. After our first date I knew I was in trouble! He wasn't "one date" material. He was someone I wanted to keep around. But I'd only been single for a month. Surely it was too soon? People would talk, wouldn't they? In the end, I decided that I couldn't live my life to suit other people's opinions and I had to pursue things with M. And thank goodness I did
Sorry if that was super long and boring, I'll try and cut down on my paragraphs for my next entries!!