Our 2017 Winter Wedding
I've only been a member here for a week or so but have found it really useful for asking questions and getting ideas, and I've really enjoyed reading about other peoples past and upcoming weddings.
I thought I would start my own thread for my own ideas, and hopefully people will be able to offer me some advice and things along the way! So here goes....
How we met
My partner and I met at work, he was a couple of posts higher than me, so effectively you could say he was one of my bosses. My first two memories of him are 1; him telling me off for something I didn't do, and 2; him taking the absolute mick out of me when I asked him a question which he thought was a silly one. However this was the fist time he made me laugh. The first time I really noticed him was Halloween, back in 2009. We were allowed to wear costumes to work, and he took his costume off as he got too hot, and he was just wearing a tight black tshirt and jeans that made him look incredible.
After that we began to talk more, although we were both quite shy and neither one of us took the step to beginning a relationship for quite a few months. We began dating in the January, and haven't looked back since.
We had spoken about getting married quite a bit and it was kind of a joint decision that we wanted to get engaged. We had been together over 3 years when we went to look at engagement rings, we choose one that we both really liked, and he then bought it online. I knew he would propose to me eventually. I'll leave the actual proposal out of the story, as it ended up being a complete disaster and nothing close to what either of us wanted for our engagement. The poor man was too nervous and I got probably the least romantic proposal I have ever heard of. I'm still very upset that I didn't get a nice proposal, but I'm trying to get over that as it's probably quite selfish of me.
Anyway, so even though the proposal didn't go to plan, we were still engaged. I had just finished my second year of university by this point, and so we knew we would have a fairly long engagement.
Though our engagement wasn't exactly what I wanted; I love him to pieces and he is my world. He looks after me, and protects me, and what more could I ask for? I can't wait to be his wife.
The wedding planning; so far
So we have now been engaged for over a year, and have been together for over 4 and 1/2 years, and have started our wedding planning properly. I say we, however it's mainly me. H2B says he has no ideas and wants me to plan it all as he wants me to have everything that I want. He doesn't seem to understand that I want it to be about what we both want and I wasn't his ideas and opinions. So I've been doing all the thinking and idea planning, and he's just been saying yes or no to ideas. I guess he'll want to be more involved further down the line....I hope so anyway.
I wasn't sure where to start really, I suppose I was quite young when I got engaged, I'm now nearly 22. Only a couple of my friends are married and they are mainly older friends from uni. I originally wanted a Christmas Wedding, and would still love that now, but H2B wasn't so keen, so we settled on winter.