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Sian91 wrote (see post):

I’ve got a bit keen checking the weather too haha! 

haha- it clearly can change on a daily basis, but I love that at the moment it is sunny.  Always reminds me of my Mum who-when going on holiday- used to look at several sites and go which whichever one had the best forecast 


MrsHowgate2B wrote (see post):

What are you using to heck the weather in advance? I can’t seem to find anything that goes beyond 2 weeks!

Accuweather.  Today it has the audacity to say rain on the wedding day... but the storm in Valencia has cleared up.  Hen in UK is showing as rain though :-(


MrsHowgate2B wrote (see post):

I don’t know how to see an extended view for my wedding date so guess I will have to wait and see.

If you find the location, click on it, and then it says the time and date, "weekend" "extended" and "month"  If you click on month or extended it shows you what it is for this month, and there is an option to scroll forward.  


Argh. Ordered our wedding rings today. They are from the family jeweller and he is making them. Can't believe how much we spent though. We were going for something we liked, and we got that, but it did come out over budget. 


Sian91 wrote (see post):

One of the best things to over budget on- they'll last way longer than the day and are a constant reminder :)

Yay. Thanks for making me feel better. We went for platinum on both of them which raised the price a bit. 


britbird wrote (see post):
Sian91 wrote (see post):

One of the best things to over budget on- they'll last way longer than the day and are a constant reminder :)

Yay. Thanks for making me feel better. We went for platinum on both of them which raised the price a bit. 

I agree thats a good place to go overbudget. You will wear them for a ling time. And platinum is hard wearing so will probably save you costs down the line. No redippinh needed


Awww love how you all make me feel better on spending. Can you work on the £3k I am asking Mr R to spend on wedding jewellery please? Need justification for that!


Eek, just sent off our ceremony pack!  Readings are finalised, ditto on witnesses, and our vows are written.  Can't believe it is so soon now.

We have written our own vows, and chosen 2 readings.  

The first is one I love, Love Monkey:

It was once custom that every monkey would carve for himself a wooden heart. And the heart that love monkey carved was the most beautiful of all. Its contours were soft and rounded, like an ancient pebble sculpted by the oceans. Its surface was smooth and shiny like liquid silk, and it shone as bright as a ruby in the desert sun. “Take your hearts with you wherever you go,” said their teacher. “Nurture them as a mother nurtures her new-born baby. For when you want to give of yourself fully, your heart is the only true gift you will have.”   

That night, Love Monkey had a dream. He dreamt of a monkey whose smile lit up his sole like sunshine. He held out his heart to her, so radiant, so splendid and so new. She took him in her arms and he felt truly, perfectly, at peace. When Love Monkey awoke he resolved that, from that day forward, he would search for his Dream Monkey until he could stand before her and give to her his perfect heart.  

He travelled through deserts…and climbed over mountains. He trekked across forests…and sailed many oceans. Love Monkey looked after his heart as best he could, but the storms that he endured on his travels chipped away at its surface and each new adventure reshaped it. By the time he arrived on the last distant shore, his heart was so changed by the patina of time that it barely resembled his old heart at all. 

And then, he saw her. Standing before him, as radiant and as beautiful as the sunshine, was his Dream Monkey. At first the cold not speak.  But then, from somewhere deep inside himself, he found a voice. “I have travelled the world over to find you, and to give you my heart,” he said. “But now that I am finally with you, I see how foolish I have been. You are so beautiful, so perfect.  And my heart that was once smooth, so bright and so new is now not something that I could even bring myself to show you,” and he turned to go. “Let me see it,” said Dream Monkey.  She took his heart and held it up to the light. “Nothing to me is more beautiful.  Every fissure tells a story. Every blemish makes you more real.  All my life I have been waiting for a heart like this; a heart that speaks the truth.” “Come here,” she said. “I have something for you too.” In her hand was a tiny golden heart.  It was as worn and as scratched as Love Monkey’s own…and it was the most precious thing that he had ever seen. 

Love Monkey put his arms around her and they held each other for a long, long time. “I shall treasure this heart for as long as I live,” said Dream Monkey, running her fingers over its ridged and dimpled surface. Then they looked into each other’s eyes and, feeling the joy of truth in their souls for the first time, they began to laugh.  And often they sit together still, holding each other’s hearts in their warm hands, lifting them to the light…and laughing. Always laughing. 


The second is I love you because:

I love you because you’re my future, 

My present and part of my past 

My world has been turning so quickly 

And time just keeps moving so fast. 


I love you because you have something 

no ordinary person can give 

A warmth that I’ll cling to forever - 

hold on to so long as I live 


I love you because your devotion  

is tender and wonderfully rare 

Could anyone ever imagine 

The magic moments we share? 


I love you because you are truthful, 

Your eyes hold the key to my heart 

Tell me you share my commitment, 

And say we shall not be apart. 


I love you because you are wonderful, 

You give me all that I need 

A hug when I seek reassurance, 

A smile if we have disagreed. 


I love you because….. I just love you, 

For too many reasons to say 

And I’ll always be right here beside you, 

A breath and a heartbeat away. 


Oooh they're fab! I've never seen the poem one, it's lovely.

We were on a flight last week and I'd saved half a dozen of readings I liked and H2B wasn't overly keen on any, I think we'll be in the same boat so I'm trying to start researching now!