This afternoon I have spent a long time working with Tris on the design of our wedding invitation. We have made decisions together that we are both happy with & we think we have the draft copy of the design together now.
I’ve sent it to my Bridesmaids to see what they think & Tris has sent it to his Best Man (Karl-in-a-box) for his opinion.
We are very glad that we have made the effort to create bespoke invitations of our own rather than using any of the online templates that just have you upload a photo into a pre-designed card. I think it would have spoiled the one-of-a-kind, eccentric theme we have going on.
The project has tired me out so I’m going to sink into a hot bath for a bit now.
Today I met a Bride to Be who is getting married on the same date as Tris & I.
She was a visitor to the shop & as happens with a number of our guests we got chatting & discovered that we are going to be wedding buddies!
We spent a lovely ten minutes or so talking about our plans, admiring each other’s engagement rings & generally being super gushy & soppy.
I do hope the lovely lady travels through the area again as it’d be nice to compare notes as we get closer to our wedding date! I also like the idea that on the day; I will know that in a beautiful church in Northamptonshire there is another Bride enjoying the same wonderful feelings as me on her big day & I’ll be able to picture her pretty smile as I’ve met her albeit briefly!
Today I am rather disappointed as my planned day with the Bridesmaids in December is now going to be missing one of them.
I shall not say which one will be absent sufficed to say it is an unfortunate occurrence of her double booking herself & the only reasonable way around it is for me to release her from her obligation to attend our gathering as the other arrangement that was made involves travelling for some hours. We looked at her postponing that trip until after our event concluded but the journey time would have been doubled as well as her having to travel by train which is rather too expensive during the festive season. We would have chosen an alternate date but with Tris & I in Cornwall for Christmas we could not do an earlier date & the other ladies are not available for a later one.
A Plan B has been devised: The ladies will catch up with each other & myself independently of the others & I will take photos of all the ladies in the dresses we found as a potential replacement for the ones that got away so we can compare them to ensure that they are all happy with the way they look. This is a downside of having three differing silhouettes to cater for. I shall still have a lovely day out with the ladies who are available as we can enjoy a planning session over cocktails instead! Our missing ‘maid can be brought up to speed at a later time.
Tonight I’ve been out with Tris & my family at my Uncle’s 60th birthday party.
I’ve had a lovely time chatting with my cousins. Two of them are also planning their weddings for next year so it was nice to compare notes on where we are in our plans.
Time for bed now as I had to leave the party early as I’m still exhausted from the past week!
Nothing to report today as I had an incredibly long, busy day getting the new shop up & running with my colleagues.
Tris made me a delicious dinner of roasted garlic, baby plum & cherry golden tomatoes over spaghetti when we got home. I’ve spent most of the evening flumped on the sofa.
I’m exhausted & have another early start tomorrow so I’m heading for my bed & lots of wedding dreams!