Who’d ever have said it? We’re getting married! Seven months from now
We’ve been engaged for a long time now since spring 2006 to be precise when we were in the midst of our Trying To Conceive phase, it was a commitment we made with the idea of one day, maybe, tying the knot but in the meantime I had a nice shiny ring on my finger and an oath of love from my man.
Having been married once and seen how a love story can all fall to pieces in a heartbeat, having witnessed the complete change of feelings that happen between two people once the love has gone. I am scared to go through it all again. The amount of ‘What if’s?’ badgering my brain are frightening but we are taking the step and doing it.
A decision that came around in quite a sneaky way really, we had saved up to do a Big Building Job in the home which I had my eye on before even buying the property. It’s going to be expensive and the quotes coming in confirmed that and Paul jokingly said one day ‘New kitchen or wedding? You can only have one.’
That thought has bounced around ever since, did we need to be married?
No not really, we’re quite happy as we are and trust one another implicitly. Plus I really don’t think I’d have the strength to go through all the heartache of divorce another time so go get a fab new kitchen. But something was holding me back and for the life of me I can’t put it into words all I know is that we are doing the right thing and even though weddings cost a fortune, it has to be done.
It is annoying that getting married is going to swallow up all my kitchen fund but hey-ho, what can you do? Our choice has been made and the kitchen will have to wait.
Here’s my Pinterest Kitchen board for future reference *sigh*
However I don’t intend spending a fortune on details that I consider superfluous, my aim is to have a great wedding, a memorable day for everyone and some great memories for us to look back on in years to come so I’m going to document our progress. It’ll give me a chance to chat about it but obviously I can’t show you my final choices as that would ruin the day, so I’ll give ideas as to what I may go with, show you things that have inspired me.
I have a whole collection of ideas on my Pinterest Wedding board follow it to keep up to date on my great finds.
Save the date
Starting point? The venue, you can’t do anything until the venue has been booked. We went to see this place which I had heard about through our plumber! In fact it’s the only place we looked at, a bit like buying a property we walked in, mum came with us too and it just felt perfect. It had everything we were looking for and more!
Since we’ve booked up and started telling people it seems loads of people have got married there and had fabulous days. The food was great and the service was excellent, how comforting is that? After all, the venue will be the most costly part of our wedding and therefore make or break the day.
Of course I can’t tell you where it is yet until the invites have gone out. It just wouldn’t be fair ;)