Tuesday’s Tip

Dawn says..

“Only invite people who you and your partner actually WANT to have witness your big day!”

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Wedding Nightmares

When previous Brides I’ve spoken to mentioned they had ‘wedding nightmares’ in the lead up to their wedding, I kind of brushed them under the carpet thinking IM SO ORGANISED NOTHING CAN GO WRONG, RIGHT?!?!

Uh. No. According to my first full on wedding nightmare last night, it can ALL go wrong.

Here’s what happened…

My venue wasn’t my venue – the outside looked exactly like my venue, but inside, it was actually my old secondary school hall – a grey, 1960’s, undecorated square. As I looked around at our guests, they weren’t our friends and family; they were in fact all my ex-boyfriend’s friends!! I started to panic that it was 2pm and I didn’t have my flowers and the ceremony was supposed to be starting. I went to investigate and finally found my florist – and she’d brought me blue and yellow carnations – a far cry from my ‘real life’ white bouquet (and what I was expecting in my dream). Once I had the bouquet I gave the organist the cue to start playing my aisle song – instead of the romantic song I’ve chosen, she decided to play Darth Vader’s theme tune and as I was walking my bouquet fell to pieces and by the time I was at the end of the aisle I had two droopy blue and yellow carnations left. When I got to the end of the aisle, my fiancé was so fed up of waiting for me that he’d taken off his jacket and tie and was looking very bored. Our registrar was a scatty old man with crazy white hair who didn’t know what he was doing – so much so that he didn’t do any introductions, we didn’t have any readings or vows and all he said was “you may kiss the bride”. And no one clapped. AND the kiss was terrible!

O.M.G.

When I was telling my fiancé about this dream this morning, he was in hysterical tears of laughter (mainly at the Darth Vader part). I was in hysterical tears of laughter AND fear.

I have 98 days to go (or 3 months and 1 week) and realistically I can plan 24/7 right up until I get married. But I can’t stop things like what happened in my wedding nightmare happening in real life. Having this dream has actually relaxed me in one way – of course if this does all happen on our wedding day I will be kicking some SERIOUS butt on those who failed us, but I guess on the day the only thing that really matters is that we’re married….

P.S I think that if we didn’t have vows or declaratory words this means we didn’t actually get married….

Escort card table inspiration: part two

After many hours of ‘research’ on Pinterest, we’ve decided to go ahead with our escort card display idea.

Originally we were going to hang our guest’s names on our snow covered LED tree, but we soon realised that hanging 80 names on it was going to look VERY cluttered. So now we’ve decided to buy some old wine crates and display the names in them. Our tree will still feature though; it will sit behind the boxes and we’ll hang some wicker hearts and other rustic decorations from it. In the middle of the display we will put the L & D wooden slice to personalise the display….

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I love it…

Escort card inspiration

I LOVE escort cards! Before I started planning our wedding I had never heard of them before, and I have to admit I thought they were something seedy…!!

But the more I come in contact with them the more I think they’re a really cool and stylish way of displaying what table our guests at sitting at. I’m now at the point where I’m trying to work out how to display the table names, and I’m thinking escort cards might be the way to go….

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I’ve just got to find some that’ll work with our theme and work out how to display them now…

Receiving RSVP cards…

Even though we only sent our wedding invitations out last Thursday (so 6 days ago), we’ve already received 7 RSVP cards back!

Those 7 cards equate to knowing that 14 out of 81 of the people we invited to share in our wedding ceremony, and 1 out of the 65 people we’ve invited to our evening reception will be coming!

I’m storing all our RSVP cards in a little slide-top wooden box that was found with my late-Grandmother’s possessions. The RSVP cards fit perfectly in there and it keeps them safe incase I need to refer back to them at anytime.

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Hopefully we should receive more of our RSVP cards in the coming weeks – fingers crossed everyone can make it!