With just under 4 months to go till the big day, it’s about time I got my butt into gear! There’s still so much to do ? We have managed to get a couple more things crossed off the list though:
- The other week Ben and I headed into the city with Ben’s best man and his fiancé. The plan was to get their suits sorted, and sorted we did!! We went into House of Fraser and Next but didn’t see anything we liked enough to even bother really trying on and then we headed over to Slaters. The boys had low expectations but I had a good feeling about this one. We found a suit that we liked in the colour I wanted, and when Ben tried it on it was perfect! So we ordered one for him and one for his best man – all done within about an hour and a half!
- Since we got the suits sorted so quickly we figured we might as well move onto looking at wedding rings whilst we were out and about. We looked at a few places before ending up in Ernest Jones where Ben found the ring he wanted – a two-toned one in the style he likes. I tried on a few but none were quite what I wanted so we decided to stop for some lunch in Bills (love their Kale Salad!) then said goodbye to our friends. As Ben and I were leaving we popped back into Ernest Jones to look at the ring he liked again, and as we were about to leave I saw one I really liked for my wedding band. It was a white gold, diamond twist band and when I tried it on it complimented my engagement ring beautifully. It wasn’t exactly what I’d had in mind but I loved it all the same, so we ordered both our rings then and there!!
- The last thing we’ve got sorted is a guest thumbprint tree. I literally just got that sorted this past weekend. I found one on Etsy, but shipping from the USA is ridiculous, so I ended up finding one very similar on Ebay, for half the price and with free shipping. Sold! The kit I bought comes with one ink pad, so I bought another one separately as I wanted to have both our wedding colours on the picture. In case you don’t know what a thumbprint tree is, basically it’s a tree without leaves printed on either card or canvas. You set it out at your wedding (or whatever event – it works really nicely at Christening’s and birthdays too) and your guests use the ink pads provided to leave their thumbprints to create the leaves of the tree. It looks really pretty, is a great keepsake and an alternative to having a guestbook.
So that’s that. The next thing we REALLY need to sort is the catering, which I have been majorly procrastinating on as I really don’t want to deal with the hassle of finding some sort of buffet/BBQ service that can provide vegetarian and lactose-free food, all within our very limited budget! Wish me luck!!