I've managed to get a good deal on flowers (at least I think I have) I've got mine and all four bridesmaids bouquets, plus five buttonholes for £105 with a free courier. I've paid the deposit and I'm back to having tulips!
Steve wants a band we saw at his dad's angling club moths ago. He can't remember the name or even when we saw them. I've narrowed it down to two bands that I think it must be.
Now, because I want to go tea-length, shoes are very important as they will be on display all day!
I am thinking of wedges for two reasons, because they look a bit funkier and because I can actually walk in them!
Opinions on these appreciated! I won't actually buy them until I have my dress!
Speaking of the dress, I have the ultimate in budget-saving lined up. I found a lady on a facebook selling site who has the perfect tea-length dress with lace, just like I've been picturing. Her wedding is in August, and she will sell me her dress after her wedding for £50!
So I will wait until August, and if that doesn't work out for whatever reason, go dress shopping! Not sharing any pics of my dress though
We asked SIL2be to be one of our witnesses this evening. I'm really pleased she said yes. I'm glad we have a way to include her and really it's the most important job there is!
Ive felt bad from day one about not having her as a bridesmaid but with only 38 day guests I would feel silly having more than 4 and my three sisters and niece just came first. She has been a bridesmaid before anyway wear as my girls never have.
The other witness will be my cousin. I haven't asked her yet but I know she'll say yes. I'll put a note in her invite
we also figured out which band it was. After listening to them on YouTube, Steve changed his mind, he doesn't like them! So we get to have fun watching more bands and choosing a new one :)
The bridesmaids dresses are not available in the right sizes. They have all confessed they don't really like them too. I think maybe I should slow down and think about bridesmaids dresses in a few months. I will also need to get my daughter a new dress as we are now also having Steves niece, who will be five, as a flowergirl. I would prefer them to have matching dresses and the one I bought only comes in baby sizes.
Im feeling a bit higgildy-piggildy right now. What should I be doing at this stage? I have just over a year to go. Someone tell me lol
It's easy to get carried away. To be honest yellow is a hard colour to wear, it looks bloody awful on me!
Start by writing a list of every single thing you need to buy for the wedding and concentrate on non clothing items. The danger with buying dresses so early is that people's sizes change for myriad reasons.
I am concentrating on buying decorations, wedding rings etc and will leave outfits until nearer the time.
I'm a bigger lady and I worry about trying dresses too but I'm sure you will look beautiful.
I've been doing Slimming World too and had exactly the same fears as you.
In the shop where I bought my dress, I tried on a myriad of sizes - some too big, some too small, but the lady just told me to focus on the dress and not the fit. When you go for your first fitting, things will feel like they are coming together much more.
You'll be fine, don't worry. If it's a decent shop, their main priority will be making you feel confident and beautiful.
Also, well done on your weight loss! 7lb in your first week is fab!
Just caught up on your thread, your back story is so cute!!
It's a shame about the dresses but you do have tons of time. I'm September 2019 and I'm focusing on booking the big things (done venue/photographer/caterer, next for cake/flowers/DJ) and also getting started on DIY bits that I want to do.