I really can not believe I’m writing this. We are two months away from the big day, 61 Days – It’s also April, I have no idea where this year has gone. I feel like I haven’t achieved as much this month as what I’d hoped, but I’m really greatful we have a 4 day Bank Holiday coming up over easter, I’m going to have our wedding activities planned to the hour, I’d really like things mostly done by the end of this month as most Saturday’s are already booked up in May .
The Banns Have Been Read
Our Banns have been read for the first time at the Church where we’re getting married, and we had a rare family outing to Church to hear any objections (luckily there was none!), two more Sundays pray to hear any people not screaming ‘I OBJECCCCCT’ before we’re done and can relax that it’s done with!
You may have seen the post I did earlier in the month listing that I had put together the toiletry baskets to keep guests (and myself) feeling fresh as a daisy all night long. You can read the full details of that here but I’m glad it has been ticked off as it was one of those jobs that was easy to sort and I don’t have to stress about it last minute.
The Bridemaid dresses arrived and we had their fittings over the last few weeks and they looks absolutely lovely, we definitely collectively made the right choice and both of them looked fabulous. We’re going back in May for mine and their final fittings.
A few days after the bridesmaid fittings I also had my first fitting, and woah, that dress was basically made for me, currently it needs the tiniest adjustment and I’m back in May to double check a few weeks before whether it needs any more or whether it’s good to go.
The Saturday just past I had my makeup trial and I couldn’t be happier with how it turned out. If you had an eagle eye you would have seen multiple photos through the day of me showing how long it wore. I had my makeup finished by 12.30pm (on the day I’m looking to be ready for 1pm, to give me time to get changed and have some pictures before leaving for the church for 2), and it was still hanging on strong at 11.30pm with just one powder in between. I’m hoping it will be a little warmer when it comes to June, and there will definitely be more dancing than there was, but the results were promising.
I’m not going to be sharing a picture here, but I wanted peachy pink tones to be reflective of the early summer wedding that we’re having, and it’s very rare I actually wear proper neutrals now a days, and the Charlotte Tilbury lipstick I bought (see last wedding planning post) lasted throughout the day.
I wish this wasn’t a thing, why has this been something we’ve inherited from America. We started making them this month before deciding I didn’t like them and we started them from scratch this weekend. What we’re doing is very time consuming but I think it will pay off. My sister came over and helped us out, and is coming over again most likely this weekend, so hopefully we can make even better progress.
The evening invites have left the building, after a cockup made by me where I accidentally re-ordered the RSVP cards for the day instead of new ones for the evening have gone, they were pretty much the same design as last time but instead of being folded cards they were just single sheets as there was less information we needed to cram on and explain.
I’ve found the past month really stressful, just in general there’s been a lot going on beyond the wedding planning and the fact I’m finding it impossible to keep on top of housework with everything else that has to be done means that my stress is boiling over into getting snappy and stressy. It’s not intentional and everyone who knows me, I promise we’re on the final countdown again and I’m doing my best to keep being and feeling like Bridezilla to myself.
Sidenote: I’m looking for guest posts while I’m away on Honeymoon as I don’t fancy the stress of getting three weeks worth of posts scheduled, if you’d like to do a guest post please let me know (can be on anything you’d like!) – I’ll be happy to return the favour for you later in the year if desired!