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It’s been a little while since an update – so apologies for that! Things have been busy, what with being back at work, a wedding to plan and general goings on.

However, it has been productive – all my place cards are complete, my favour boxes are going to be well on the way this next week, my bridemaid’s bouquets are done and we met with the hotel to get some solid plans together. It’s been quite exciting, and the hotel were fantastic, offering us useful and helpful advice, and making us feel so much more relaxed about everything. I’ve picked out my wedding ring after a venture round the jewellers yesterday  – and Bruce has an idea of what he wants now and knows his size. So it was worthwhile. Most unlike what I expected, I’ve chosen a plain, thin Palladium ring, which goes perfectly with my engagement ring 🙂 I can’t wait to put it on!

My mum is now back off her holidays, feeling refreshed and looking tanned, and so now girly planning can get into full swing! Next weekend is dress try-on day (to make sure it still fits) and a day to throw around some ideas for hair, make up, shoes etc. I am really looking forward to it!

Meanwhile, my lovely hubby to be is planning his stag night. I’m also planning my hen party, which is only a matter of weeks away. So all in all it’s been quite hectic!

For anyone that might be interested, here some pics of my handmade crafty wedding bits:

Bridemaids bouquet

Bridemaid's bouquet - still in progress

Ladies Favour Box

Ladies Favour Box - first attempt!

Favour Boxes Together

Favour Boxes Together

Men's favour box

Men's Favour Box - first attempt


Yesterday I had a call from my Uncle about the wedding hotel arrangements…which got me thinking that I should really look at how long we have left. So, I had a look at the calendar and was slightly shocked to see that we only have 9 more weeks to go! Where does the time go to! 9 weeks until we get married and still so much to do…

So I have decided that I need to try to accomplish at lease one remaining task per week. Yesterday we started on 3 tasks – the most important one to make the appointment with the wedding planner to finalise the menus, numbers and what we want. Email sent, and hopefully we can see her very soon.

The second task is down to me – and actually I have quite enjoyed it – making up the place cards! I started last night with my “wedding craft box”, having already done a couple of mock ups to get the design I liked.

Place Card Design

This is the very first Mock Up – but pretty much how the actual ones will be looking! My flash on my phone camera doesn’t do this picture justice…

So far I have done 9 cards, and I am quite pleased with them even if I do say so myself. Our colour scheme is white, black and burgundy – and we have opted for black cards as they will stand out quite well. The girls will have a burgundy bow and white heart, the boys will have a black bow and burgundy heart. I got all the necessary bits and pieces from Ebay, and saved a small fortune. For all the cards, decorations and accessories I think the total comes to around £10. Bargain! As we do not have all our RSVP’s back as yet, I’m not sure on the exact number I will need to make, but I think it will be around 40 (we are only having very close family and friends). Which means I’m a quarter of the way to completing this task! Half an hour a night this week, and I should be done.

The third task of this week is probably going to be ongoing. Having met with the registrar before Christmas, we need to decide on the tracks we want to use for our ceremony. It works out at around 6-8 tracks for the beginning, when everyone is arriving. My track to walk down the aisle to, 2-3 tracks for the signing of the register and a track for us both to leave to. Sounds simple… but when we both have quite different tastes in music it is actually quite a task! I think we both know that we want upbeat tracks that everyone can listen to – but at the moment that is about as close as we have got to deciding. We have a couple of shortlisted songs, but nothing set in stone yet. Any suggestions will be appreciated! Although I think I have just about chosen my song (still subject to change, but it’s probably only really a choice between two anyway!)

Next tasks on the list are:

  • Deciding on the wedding rings
  • Deciding on my shoes, hair and make up
  • Choosing the wording we want to use for the vows
  • Making up of the favour boxes

I can’t believe it is so close now – and time will continue to speed by.

In other news, I have been quite good with my resolutions so far – having only forgotten to take my make up off once. I have to say though, I could really tell the difference even just missing one night of “cleanse, tone, moisturise”. Now that  I am into the routine, I can really feel that my skin is softer, more supple and feels much healthier. I have been known to suffer with dry skin, especially in the Winter, but it now feels more hydrated and makes make up application much easier!

And on the note of hydration, I am adding another Resolution to my list – To drink more. I know that I don’t drink enough water throughout the day. I’m not a fan of water at all, and I tend to drink only when I am thirsty. Not the healthiest option. So, in a bid to feel better about myself, and also to continue with my new wedding skin regime, I am going to aim to drink more water. And less tea/coffee. Hopefully I will start to feel the benefits soon!

Anyway, enough ramblings for now. I feel a ratty blog may also be following soon!

Sarah x

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