Paper flowers and a science twist!
I've only got 6 weeks to go and I have been meaning to start a planning thread for ages but I've decided to go for it now. Most of it is all done and dusted just a few last minute things but thought I would share as we have done it pretty quickly and on a not massive budget.
We met at work. We had worked together for years without a hint of flirtation or anything like that in fact we often didn't really speak (we did a team building day and we were both on the same team but when we discussed it after we got together we had both forgotten about the other, we could name everyone else on our team but I seriously have no recollection of him being part of it!). I was in a relationship with the father of my little boy and it wasn't the best. So one day I left and moved back in with my parents for a couple of weeks while I sorted myself somewhere out. On a staff night out I got a bit drunk and made a pass. And the rest is history! Only a couple of people at work knew about it to start with and loved being in on the secret but after a couple of months we came out in the open and told everyone. My little boy adores him and has done since day 1 which was very lucky.
The ProposalNovember 15th 2012 was a horrible night for us and due to my ex being very nasty after the split and some other issues we nearly split up. However after hours of talking we got over it and sorted things out. Fast forward a year to November 15th 2013 and we were at home in our PJs having worn them to work for Children in Need. I left to go and get a drink and came back to find him on one knee. My first response was 'What are you doing?' followed by screaming, saying 'oh shit, no way' screaming some more running out of the room, bursting into tears and then finally saying yes. Not the most romantic but definitely funny.
The planning startsI'm not the most patient of people so I didn't want to be engaged for years. We looked at our money and worked out that if we cut back on things (dresses and shoes for me, computer games and DVDs for him, takeaways for us both) we could save £600 a month. So we worked out that by August we could save nearly £6000 which coupled with a small amount of money we had saved would mean we could afford to get married summer 2014. So we started the venue hunt...