A lack of update!
I'll be honest, I am SO sad that I got so much of my organization done so quickly, and am now sitting here twiddling my thumbs! Really not much has happened since I ordered my dress. We've been to church a few more times, to make sure we're comfortably in excess of our minimum requirement to go once a month for the 6 months before our wedding, and we're mere days away from being 7 months away.
But there are a few more things happening soon!
This Sunday is a wedding fair at our venue, which is a great way for us to see it again without having to book an appointment on a week day, and also show my parents (who live about 30 mins away) and my sister (who is about an hour away but very nosy! We'll also get to see the bar area, which was locked when we were there, and check out some of the spaces we want to use for specific things during the day. I'm pretty excited. I'll have to try and not spend a huge amount of money with any suppliers we really don't need though!
And 17th November is our florist consultation, which seemed SO far away, but now is only a couple of weeks. We haven't really got anywhere with all the Ikea glasses but I should probably try that again.
We also think we might have picked more music for the service: Harris - Faire is Heaven - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IM8tT5PXjkg
And we might have made a few more decisions about organists and so on. Baby steps. But 7 months seems simultaneous super close and miles away. Wedding limbo!
It will be nice to see your venue again, hope your parent and sister like it. Hope the vendors don't tempt you out of too much cash.
Wedding fairs, rings and things...
Thankfully my sister and parents LOVED our venue, and the church was open into the afternoon as well and they love that too! I always thought they would, but it's still a relief to have it confirmed. It was also great to see the venue again, and helped us decide that because we're having a suspended balloon ceiling thing (the pic is somewhere in this thread) we don't need any high flowers on the tables - just something low and simple. Which will save a LOT of money, so that's good!
The wedding fair at our venue was vaguely helpful, but having booked our photographer, photobooth, bought my dress already, a lot of the stalls were irrelevant. What WAS good was the ring stalls with trays of things out for my fiance to start looking at and trying on to see what he might want. So far it involves carbon fibre.
Sadly my jeweller (who has done custom things for me in the past, and is currently turning stones from my great grandma's ring into earrings and a necklace for me, and will do my wedding ring) doesn't work with carbon fibre. So I have free rein to go and order my ring on Thursday now! Woo hoo! I was going to wait for the fiance to make a decision, but now don't have to!
Honeymoon progress has also been made... we finally decided we'd like to do a cruise round the Eastern Mediterranean and Adriatic, and have at least narrowed it down to 2 travel agents who run wedding list/honeymoon funds for guests to contribute to. We've gathered lots of brochures, and I had a good chat with a cruise specialist at lunchtime today, so that's all exciting.
Next stop, asking the venue if we can bring in a crazy golf course, and seeing the florist in just under 2 weeks. 7 months 2 days to go!
Omg a crazy golf course sounds like a lot of fun!
What are you thinking for your wedoing ring?
The ring's going to be platinum (has to be - engagement ring is platinum so I can't have anything softer!), curved to fit below my engagement ring, and half diamond set including two diamonds from my great grandma's ring.
It needs to be skinny or it's going to look odd, so I think it has to be "micro set" where you don't see metal either side of the diamonds.
I guess I'll find out more when I go to order today!
Earrings and necklace are done! Sapphires and diamond from my great grandma's ring set in white gold. Wedding day jewellery sorted. Hurrah! And so happy I can include family things in my day too.
They look gorgeous!! What a lovely idea!
We have readings!
We're going somewhat off piste with this. We're having a church wedding so need at least one Bible reading, and we like music a LOT. So we're actually ending up having two Bible readings, with both of them being read and then sung.
We don't know which order they go in yet, but...
Psalm 100 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zcyk4Vs0bME
Song of Solomon chapter 2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P6JfInyQI9Q
Also, sung blessing at the end of the service https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LQ5GF3gVlbc
Also I'm coming in to this. The sheet music arrived today! (Well, yesterday but we were away...)
(My organist is better though )
Wow the music for your entrance is incredible, I can imagine on the day everyone will get goosebumps! Love that you are using stones from your great grandmother, gorgeous jewellery with a gorgeous sentiment (secretly pouting that we don’t have any old family jewels!!)
The weekend of flowers!
So this weekend we went to meet our florist. I was SUPER relieved that I loved their shop, she was really nice, and didn't try and give us the hard sell when we said we didn't want massive, expensive table centres cause they'd look weird with our floating balloon ceiling! So refreshing not to try and be upsold for once.
We also planned what flowers go where in the venue, how they'll be laid out on the tables, and what vases we'll use. We took along a few ideas from Ikea, and she said there was no way she could even rent us something similar so cheaply.
So off we went to Ikea to buy LOADS of vases! Our venue has long tables, and our wedding is big, so we're going to need a whole lot of glassware!
- 48 of these, to have a big white puff of hydrangea in https://www.ikea.com/gb/en/products/decoration/vases-bowls/viljestark-vase-clear-glass-art-00338577/
- 26 of these, to have white roses in https://www.ikea.com/gb/en/products/tableware/glasses-cups-mugs/ivrig-glass-clear-glass-art-50258323/
- 22 of these, for clouds of gypsophilia https://www.ikea.com/gb/en/products/decoration/candles-candle-holders/stockholm-2017-tealight-holder-vase-blue-art-00339459/
There'll also be (electric) tealights in silver holders but we need to get those. Hoping for a job lot from another bride on eBay. I'll probably be selling ALL of it after my wedding!
But it's such a relief to have that sorted now. Plus ordering my bouquet and everything. Super exciting.
Back to honeymoon planning really, and invite wording once we get confirmation of what time our church service actually is - we're the second one of the day so it depends a little bit on the people before us. Waiting on the vicar to reply once he's checked with them.
Oh, and I got permission from the venue for a crazy golf course!!
I just want to get married RIGHT NOW!!