I didn’t mention it but I’ve been really down about planning our wedding because I didn’t know what we/ I wanted. We both agreed we didn’t want a church wedding as we’re not religious and we aren’t big church fans but that was as far as we got. We looked at some really great venues in North Yorkshire when we went back to visit for my Mum’s wedding, but several of them didn’t do an evening do and kicked you out by 5:30pm and once I thought about trying to plan our wedding myself from so far away it just seemed ridiculous. Especially as we only go up and visit once a year. It just seemed really hard even picking a date, when I thought planning your wedding was meant to be fairly easy and fun.
I pushed any wedding related topics to the back of my mind and everyone knew it was a no go area for me and as we picked the end of 2014 it seemed so far away that there seemed to be no point in pushing it when it was all so depressing. Until I saw a sign on a lamppost saying there was a wedding fair in September. Lucky Ryan had the Sunday off and I dragged him with me.
It was great! There were lots of other couples there, and some woman with friends. You got a free ‘goodie’ bag with a wedding magazine and lots of flyers for the people and their businesses and a brochure on the Holiday Inn, where it was all being held. We even got a tour of the Holiday Inn as a possible wedding venue and the view’s were amazing!
It really inspired me and helped me get back into planning our wedding, there were some really great people to talk to about your possible venue, the flowers you’d want, the cake you need, the rings you might want designed, how you can arrive in style to your venue and there were lots of photographers there too. Since visiting there have been several changes to our original plans but I think they’ll work for the better. We are now getting married in 2015, on our ten year anniversary so it’s a really special date for us and we will be getting married in Plymouth! That now means the pressure is definitely on as we need to figure out a budget and think about saving once Ryan graduates and I know for most people they would leave it till a year before but I like to plan a head, be organised and well we really need to work out a budget.
Stay tuned for more wedding related things to come and I highly recommend visiting a wedding fair if one is held near you if you’re planning your wedding, whether you’re stuck for ideas or not!