Firstly. This is my 600th post – thank you if you’ve read one or six hundred posts of mine… If you have read all six hundred (god help you) and let me know so I can post you your medal!
My wedding planning series has taken an unintentional long pause. The past few months feel like they’ve flown by in a whirlwind. There’s been moments of progress but there’s still so much to sort. It’s driving me nuts thinking about how much there is still to go. We’re coming into August and that marks the point where I was planning on starting the big dress hunt, which I don’t feel mentally ready for!
We had our engagement/test shoot with our photographer Charlotte and I couldn’t be happier with how the pictures have turned out. We included the poochies with us in our shoot and have got some great pictures to actually get framed and put up in the house, something we rarely do!
We’ve started looking at Wedding cars and have found one that we like. If I’m being honest I struggle to really give a shit about what type of wedding car we have, If it wasn’t for the distance we have between the church and the venue (about 20-30 minutes on a 60mph road) I would just book the cheapest thing I saw. But we need to be considerate about it being open top – getting rained on/my hair blowing everywhere. We have seen one which I prefer over a second option that Ben has found and we’re just awaiting to hear back from them as to whether they’re available!
Toad Diaries kindly let me pick out another diary at the Bloggers Ball and I opted for making my own wedding planner version to keep us organised with when payments are due and appointments. It’s also got a to-do list down one side so I can list ideas or things I want to look into each week! You can create your own by visiting Toaddiaries.co.uk.
Save The Dates
The Save the dates have left the building and all I say is that I’m not attempting foiling anything again. I had 60 spare Save the Dates and I ruined every one of them. So essentially what I did was design the save the dates and had them printed online on a pearl card I fell in love with, I left the date off and added that on my toner printer at my parents house so the foil would stick to the toner. It worked nicely about 1 out of five times. When I come to do the full invites, there will be no foiling in sight.
We started looking into cake people as I’d had a little look and there was very few people that I actually liked the look of locally, so wanted to find someone and get them booked before someone else did. We booked a flavour tasting with one and was instantly sold – she got that we wanted something colourful to match our wedding colours rather than just the standard plain white! We also wanted a selection of flavours to try and please everybody – I’m not the biggest fan of chocolate or fruit cake – whilst ben loves them both. We’ve opted for a fruit cake, black forest cake and raspberry ripple. We’ve got a fake tier on top cause I wanted it to look big and fancy but didn’t actually need that much cake! We’ve got a bottom tier of purple ombre roses, two rough painted tiers with a metallic lilac, and tier that’s hand painted with the pattern of our save the dates
On the list to sort next: Food (actually pay the deposit!) – I spoke about our choices in the last wedding update, Entertainment, Wedding Car (Choose and Book), Makeup Artist (Found one but not taking bookings to August), start the invites and wedding website & wedding dress shopping.