Wedding Countdown: Just Under 12 Months!
It has been quite a while since my last update, it has been quite the roller coaster of emotions. Work had been rather stressful & my brain was on over drive with them bad hormones, causing stress & not such a great outlook on life. Since my last post, it has gotten better, my brain has been tamed & I have since better learned how to manage things at work.
The wedding day has been hurtling our direction rather quickly at the moment. Instead of wedding planning, I’ve now decided it should be called wedding countdown. Thankfully since my last wedding update post, things have been going pretty well. From my previous list of things to do, these are the ones left:
Book accommodation for the night before & upgrading to the suite.Suite is booked & deposit ready to be paid on my scouting visit next Friday. Organise wedding cake. Mum has volunteered to make the cake, I will need to still supervise though (teehee :P) Make bouquets. I’ve decided to go fake flowers as real were going to cost around $400 to $500 versus around $150 for fake.Just ordered the bouquets, just have to assemble them together now. Confirming makeup artist for myself and bridesmaids if required.MUA booked, just need to book the trial now.
- Make/buy wedding favours. More ideas for these, just have to put them into action now
- Get remainder of jewelry –
wedding rings& other accessories. Already sourced some earrings. We’ve sourced my wedding rings, just need other jewelleryand Matt’s rings.
- Get the remainder of documents to the celebrant for the Notice of Intended Marriage. Just need to organise a meeting closer to the date
- Confirm guest list. Guest list is still being finalised, but hoping to get numbers between 80 to 100 guests
- Send out save the dates. Should be sent out in the next few months or so
- Send out invitations. Needs to be designed, made & sent out 3 months before
- Get sized for wedding dress, alter dress. Getting sized next Friday (eek!)
- Get possible cheongsam/qipao for tea ceremony. Found one I like, I just have to get measured for it & order it tailor made.
I’ve also managed to order the robes for myself & my bridesmaids (on sale!), plus get some more cool ideas for the invites & favours. I must say, I’m rather impressed with what we’ve achieved so far, just have to keep up the effort till the day. I’m rather looking forward to the married life & settling down & not having to live between 2 places each week. Funnily enough, I’ve done that most of my life & I’ve hated the moving. I will be glad to be able to settle into my own space & kitting it out in my style.
I know I keep talking about it, but one of the major things I need to be doing is decluttering & getting rid of things that I don’t need. I’ve got a whole heap of things that probably could be sold off in a garage sale & things that just need a place to be put. Living in a small 3×2 cottage lot means that things have to be quite compact & I’m currently living from my room. Most of belongings are stuffed into my room – travel bags, shoes, clothes, books, magazines, toiletries, games, TV and the list goes on & on. Once my parents & brother move out, I will be busy revamping the place inside & out. It is a bit of gargantuan task to be undertaking, but one that is long overdue. I haven’t unpacked some things from my first move in 2008. That’s 8 years that things have been sitting in boxes everywhere. I expect to be overwhelmed but that’s ok, I just need to get a start on.
I’ve got lots more to blog about, but unfortunately in between working full time and trying to plan a wedding, that doesn’t leave much free time between that and sleeping. I value my sleep quite a bit, hence why it’s now time to bid you all good night! I’m hoping to be back soon as I’ve got quite a bit more on my mind lately & want to get it down here 🙂