Hey Everyone, how are you all doing? I hope you’re having s good week! For those of you loving in the UK how are you finding the heat?
I like it for about ten minutes and then fatigue sets in and I become an extra out if Sean of the Dead (zombie movie lol) but I love sitting in the garden early morning — you can hear the birds and it’s cool enough even though the sun is shining ☺️
I’m full of cold at the moment (yes, how can you get a cold in summer!?! And no it’s not hayfever) so I’ve mainly been resting in bed because doing much else takes it out of me but I’ve had the pleasure of finally watching The Greatest Showman — have you seen it? If you you must, it’s amazing!!
Anyway, this blog post is all about Wedding Planning with MS. It’s just under a year until George and I get married (it’s still weird but very exciting when I say that! I think it’s because I’ve been a Miss all my life and soon I’ll be a Mrs! Haha I’m smiling now as I write that!)
For us we wanted our wedding to be simple, we didn’t want a big show or celebration because firstly my energy levels start to drop from about 4pm onwards lol and secondly we want it to be intimate so everyone can enjoy the day 🙂
We are getting married in my home town, which is just up the A1 near Grantham, UK.. this is the one thing I’ve always wanted, we are having the reception in my Grandmother and Aunts back garden, their house means a lot to me because it’s been there throughout my whole life and walking down her stairs in my wedding dress is something I’ve always wanted to do ☺️
George is probably the most easy going person I know ever! We both decided on having afternoon tea (who doesn’t love finger sandwiches and scones!? Lol) and his request is that we have no speeches. We will say a few words of thanks and then enjoy the afternoon before heading to London for a couple of days as husband and wife! (We will be going to Benito’s Hat in Kings Cross because we go there all the time usually, so going on our wedding day is a given!)
Now.. the planning.. you’re going to laugh.. most of the planning is virtually done!
We are very grateful and thankful that family have helped out a lot and the key word for this planning is “stress-free” well as stress free as we can make it and so far it has been. The registry office is booked, the catering is booked, the marquee is booked, wedding cars booked and all the inbetweens are coming together and my little sister has offered to make our wedding cake as her gift to us, which will be amazing!
We’ve got the table decorations, most of the bouquets (we are having fake flowers because George suffers badly with hayfever) I’ve even got my wedding dress, Vail and shoes!
When it came to the dress, I literally tried it on and that was it.. you know when you just “know” it is so comfortable, beautiful but also simple.. like I mentioned we want our day to be like us.. simple 😂🙂 we found it in a shopping outlet store called Downtown.. we didn’t intentionally go to buy it there and then.. my Aunt came with me, my mum and my sister because they were selling Monsoon wedding dresses for under £100!!!!!!! We had loads! I mean probably about 5-10 dresses.. all storming into the changing room.. the last one I tried and that was it! Sorted! (I even did the sit down test to make sure I could sit in it!)
We are having a simple afternoon tea for the reception with a glass of prosecco but no other alcohol — George and I don’t drink so we decided that we weren’t going to have alcohol and we’re also bit having an evening reception — like I’ve mentioned my fatigue gets worse in the evening, which means I can’t party until 1am in the morning 😂 but to be quite honest.. I’m completely fine with that 🙂 I want to remember every nano second of our amazing day with all the people we love the most so not having alcohol or an evening do is fine 🙂 plus people will be driving.
It’s funny when people ask me “how’s the wedding planning going” I always reply “oh it’s fine, I haven’t done much recently because most of its sorted” their face is always a picture “what it’s all planned?” Lol.. as you all know I LOVE organising and planning so I was like a kid in a candy shop doing the planning.. don’t worry George had input too it’s what we both want ☺️
Planning a wedding with MS for me is all about managing stress levels.. thats another reason why we have planned so much in advance — also places get booked so quickly! My family have been amazing with helping me to plan and doing what George and I want which makes me feel so overwhelmed with gratitude.
People laugh at me when I say that I want my wedding to be as stress free as possible — but I ask them why? Why does it have to be stressful? Only you can make a situation stressful, if you go in thinking “this is going to be stressful, then 9/10 it will be” I went into this thinking “this is going to be amazing and exciting” and guess what… It is!
The next part of the planning is just getting the little things organised like “the stationary bits” I like to call them, mainly decorations but that can wait until the new year after we’ve sent out the invitations!
So that’s it… Wedding planning pretty much sorted just the final touches really.. I think because we are having a small and simple wedding it’s been easier.. I’ve also been determined to keep it low budget, why do you need to spend £10,000 on your wedding day (sometimes more) when it’s just about two people declaring their love to family and friends and who want to be together forever.. in this life and the next. (My opinion only btw!)
I hope you’ve enjoyed the read and when the big day arrives I will try and take as many pics as I can (maybe I’ll have to pinch pics of other people lol) and will write a post about it 🙂
Lots of love Always,