This wedding is starting to get real! Until this point it has been so far off that it hasn’t quite seemed like its really happening. But now with only 6 weeks to go we have had to pull our fingers out and get organised!
So far this week we have been chasing RSVP’s, selecting playlists, paying for toilet hire, DJ, HogRoast, finishing making decorations, applying for our wedding license……..the list has been endless. Oh and I have bought my wedding shoes – can’t reveal too much about these yet, but needless to say I am very excited about them.
Other jobs that have been ticked off the enormous ‘To Do’ list are:
- Grooms suit
- New shoes for Groom
- Usher presents
- Bridesmaid presents
- Ordered highchairs from ‘Event Equipment’
- Bought Tealights
- Booked Wedding Transport
- Decided on First Dance
I never realised just how much work would go into organising a wedding. To be perfectly honest I thought it would be easy. In reality the logistics and planning that has to go into creating just one day for all of your friends and family is unbelievable. If I could do it all again i would hire a Wedding Organiser, or at least an Event Planner.
My one bit of advice that I would give to anyone planning a wedding would be – don’t have children before you get married!!!!!! Sam and I just don’t have the time to sit down and discuss things. We have breakfast, then Sam goes off to work and Austen and I have a million and one jobs to do for the day. If I go anywhere near a phone or a computer to try and do anything productive towards the wedding, Austen decides he wants to help me, and it becomes impossible! Then the evenings are taken up with dinner time, bath time and then we are all too shattered to do anything productive.
At least one thing I don’t have to worry about is the wedding venue. The All About Me team will organise everything for us. They erect the tipis, coordinate with the caterers, toilet hire, generators – basically we don’t have to worry about a thing. All of the tables will be in place, the DJ is familiar with the set-up, and the guys will be on-site to Project Manage the whole day.
So all-in-all I am pretty much stress-free. I feel organised and excited about the big day. Still a lot to do, but we are on the count-down. Just 6 weeks to go!!!!