Progress report – what should you have done with 6 months to go?

It’s 5 months and 1 week to the wedding.

Amazing really as I thought we had ages to go and we just moved house last week so its been all about packing and unpacking and not wedding planning.

I also thought we were really organised and well planned until I read one of those lists that tell you what you should do and when. Lets take a look.

So by now we should have all the below booked, decided and organised……….

Theme and style all decidedĀ  – Not quite as keep seeing more and more designs and colours I like

Ceremony venue – Yeah……. kind of……… need to firm up the church times and actually confirm the date and stuff…….

Reception venue should all be booked -Yes – Boom!

Number of Guests – we have a rough idea…..

Florist – Nope think this is a DIY job but probably actually need to organise something don’t I?

Band/DJ – No.

Caterers – Yes! Done!!

Photographer – YES!! (2 actually firmed up and decided items done so far)

Transport – Nope. We wont need it but need to organise it for the guests after the reception.

Dress – Don’t even go there

Bridesmaids – I have them! Can’t find the shell suits though……

Wedding rings – Nope…..

Stationary – NO!…..

Wedding Cake – Thank god we are not having one! (I will just count this as a yes so I feel better)

None of this includes the stuff you need to do with 5 months to go etc.

Good job I never listen to good advice otherwise I might start to panic a bit. Just a bit. Teeny tiny bit!!

Sorry what was that you asked?

Gin and Tonic?

Yes please. Make it a double.




Ooops……I bought the wrong wedding dress

I never really saw the dress as a huge deal and I was adamant and I was not going to spend thousands. I wanted to spend as little as possible and have something really plain and simple but a bit different.

I went shopping with Laura my bridesmaid and it was all really quite overwhelming! We would go into a shop and leave again reasonably quickly as EVERYHING was tulle or lace, fishtail or mermaid or that Gatsby/Downtown style. It seems what I have been looking for isn’t that fashionable right now.

It felt like I had tried on everything there was in all shapes and sizes. Even tulle brilliant white ballgowns with feather bodices! I didn’t know what I was going to do. How do you know you have found “the one”?

I made an impulsive decision a couple of months ago (maybe a bit longer). I went and tried on some dresses with my daughter. We went into the local town to get school shoes and I bought a wedding dress. Imagine! I tried it on Evie loved it so called Laura down all muddy from her dog walk and she loved it, it felt pretty good so hey presto!

Ever since I have been trying to convince myself it’s “the one” but it isn’t working and I have found myself quite grumpy and sad about it. The problem is what do I do now!?

The dress itself is lovely. Its La Sposa, satin and Ivory and beautiful but the front of the bodice is just not right.

I have made some appointments with a couple of dress makers so maybe I can just get it altered!

I would love to keep it because I bought it in what can only be described as a charity shop! One of the local bridal shops closed and donated all of their sample gowns to a children’s hospice. The hospice set up a “pop up” bridal shop with the dresses. Isn’t it just a fab idea? I love that I was helping a children’s hospice in buying the dress and getting a bargain at the same time.

If anyone has any helpful suggestions or if you have also done this please do let me know!
Thanks for reading x

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