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I’ve banged on about it for what feels like forever now, but I’ve had to change the original Bridesmaid dresses I bought for my girls last year because of one of them having some weight issues. BUT now I believe I may have found some dresses to replace them.
They aren’t exactly what I wanted as I didn’t really want satin dresses, I didn’t want long dresses and I didn’t want traditional burgundy dresses (see a pattern here?), but having three girls who are completely different sizes and shapes and want different things has led to me pretty much giving up and buying dresses that tick every single one of those above boxes.
These new dresses are from Tesco of all places! Tesco now have an occasionwear range and amazingly they have dresses in a similar colour to my original ones. AND they have a variety of different styles. I sent this image to my Bridesmaids and asked them to choose their favourite…
..and then I ordered it! I’m now at the point where I’m not fussed if they’re all wearing the exact same thing – I just want them to have something to wear thats the same colour as each other! So I have ordere two Bridesmaids the long strapless dresses (bottom right) and one in the cap sleeved short dress (top right).
Two of the girls have tried on the dresses and they fit beautifully; so now I just have to wait for my Chief Bridesmaid to come back off holiday on Saturday to try the final dress on.
Fingers crossed this quest/nightmare is over….!
OMG. The time has finally come… It’s stationery time!!!!
Yesterday I sent our invitation proofs to our Best Man who owns a printing business so that he could get them ready to print! When I saw him on Thursday night to try his shirt and tie on he suggested a type of card to print the stationery onto; a rustic looking Kraft card.
A now he has the invitation proofs he’s going to fiddle around with them to make them look as good as they possibly can and then give me a proper copy to look over.
I am SO excited!!
The stationery set Hannah Hubbleday from Love Doodles is absolutely amazing – it’s one of my favourite things in the whole of our wedding, so I really can’t wait to get the real things in my hands and then be able to send them off to all our guests!
Eeeek! Photos to come soon!!
All four of the Groomsmen and Mr M have finally now tried on their shirts and they all fit! It’s a relief that one thing is ticked off the list! And its also really good that the shirts and ties look good – what we imagined in our heads actually looks good in real life!
Now I’ve just got to get the Bridesmaids sorted….. Errrrggggg.
Mr M and I had a fun packed weekend as we went to Dunelm Mill, The Range, Homebase and Home Bargains to pick to some wedding goodies. And overall it was quite successful!
In Dunelm Mill there was lots of wedding pretties and some colour schemes were featured in their 20% off sale. I didn’t actually buy anything for the wedding there, but I did buy some gorgeous butterfly tealight holders as presents for my Mum and Sister for their upcoming birthdays. However they could quite easily fit perfectly in a summer wedding theme.
The Range as always had loads of gorgeous bits, but I was actually looking for craft items such as glue, card and double sided sticky tape to use in my DIY wedding projects.
In Homebase I picked up some bargainous glass cake stands to use on my dessert table. I’d been looking for affordable ones everywhere and ended up finding these beauties in Homebase of all places – and for only £3.99!!
Then we popped into Home Bargains as it was on the same retail park, and picked up 44 packets of tissues! Not because we have runny noses (eww!) but because they came in cute vintage style packaging and were only 12p each! They don’t exactly fit our theme (they’re not woodland themed) but they’re pretty, they’ll serve their purpose and they’ll look pretty on our beautiful limewash chiavari chairs.
I love getting new wedding goodies!!
The last time I ordered from Vistaprint was when I ordered our Save the Date magnets at the very end of 2011.
They send me emails regularly with freebies and offers but up until now I haven’t taken them up on their offers. But now our big day is getting nearer I decided to see if there was anything I could make use of, and there was!
I ordered a t shirt for Mr M and a ‘Just Married’ bag for myself, plus some address labels and a keyring.
And the grand cost? £6.61 (and that was just for p&p)!!!
The t-shirt will be going into Mr M’s Groom’s Box for him to open on the day, and the ‘Just Married’ bag will be for me to use on our minimoon to lug all my magazines and dog treats about in.
You can’t beat Vistaprint freebies!!
Today is our ’7 months to go’ countdown date!!!
Time is FLYING by at a scary rate! But rather than my to-do list getting shorter as time goes on, it actually seems to be getting longer which is a bit worrying! However, at the same time as it being a bit scary, its super exciting! We’ve been planning for about 22 months now, and I can’t believe how quickly it has gone and how much we’ve achieved during that time!
The majority of things to do now involves paying for things (which can’t be done until nearer the time) and organising things; making plans for where things will go on the day, decide on readings, and ordering things like suits for the groomsmen.
We will get there…but I’m going to have to step up the pace soon so that there isn’t a mad rush at the end!
I haven’t been on here as much as I’d like recently – work has suddenly gone crazy so I’ve been juggling my time between that and home improvements. So sadly the wedding has taken a back step.
However, one thing we have done is been on the hunt for Groomsmen shirts; we’ve had two failures (they didn’t pass the Mr M ‘style test’) but the ones I ordered last week SEEM to be right! They’re the perfect colour and style, but we still need the other boys to try them on to make sure we’ve got the right sizes. But its a step in the right direction!
I can’t remember whether I’ve mentioned it before, but I was approached by the second hand selling site Preloved, to write an article for them about how to save wedding pennies and how to have an amazing wedding even if you are on a budget. I’ve had word that the article I wrote will be published in their newsletter and on their website in June! I will share that with you all when its released to the world! Fingers crossed it’ll promote all the tips and hints I included in the drafts and help other budget-brides-to-be!!
Only 218 days to go!! Woop woop!!