22/04/2017

I do - do I?

The two week countdown is on! This time in 14 days Tom and I will be enjoying, as our photographer calls it, our 'penny drop' session before the evening celebrations get underway.

The penny drop session is self-explanatory, really. It's the moment where you realise - shit, we actually got married. 

After the years of planning, saving, deliberating and building excitement we are just 14 days away. 

I had planned so many blogs to write in the run up. I wanted to share with you all my dress fitting experiences, my make-up trial, and the exciting moment when we actually paid for the whole thing. Unfortunately, there's been a bit of an 'elephant in the room' which has been difficult to ignore in any of the blogs I have drafted. 

It's been hard to get excited because there's been a major fuck-up. 

I always poked fun at myself in previous blogs about being a stressy bridezilla and worrying about every minuscule detail. In hindsight, I'd actually remained incredibly calm. Then, when something did go wrong six weeks ago, I kept my shit together (while everyone around me lost theirs!)

I don't want to dwell on the negative, though. While I am still not ready for jokes about it, I don't want to dwell on it and bad mouth anybody. It's hopefully being sorted now and, if it isn't, I have a plan b in place now which has put my mind totally at ease. 

So, now that's been addressed, onto the exciting stuff (finally!!!!)

I went a bit mad on 'Not On The Highstreet' last week and bought loads of wedding bits, bobs and pieces. When I go home from work the other day, there were so many padded envelopes that had come through the letterbox I couldn't even open the front door!!

Thankfully, I was the first one home that day. Otherwise I'd have got a lecture from Tom about my online shopping. It'll probably come after he reads this!

One of my (many) purchases were some cute stickers to go on the soles of my shoes. 


As you can see, they say 'I do'. 

I've seen, while stalking other people's wedding photos, cute pictures of the bride's shoes with these on the bottom. I had this image in my head when I ordered them. 

I think my reality may be a bit different. 

For a start, I almost put them on the wrong shoes. I was almost ready to walk down the aisle with 'do I' on the soles of my shoes. Imagine that!! 

FYI, that's why this blog has that title. There's no cold feet over here, just mixed up feet!! 

I finally realised which foot each sticker was meant for, and voila. We'll see if the image I've imagined matches the reality on the day!

We also ordered some gorgeous petals as confetti (I say 'we' because this is one order Tom did know about!) Our venue, unfortunately, doesn't permit traditional, paper confetti due to the mess it leaves behind - which is totally understandable! What we could have instead was natural petals or dried flowers. I had no idea where on earth to find these so took to Google and stumbled across Shropshire Petals. 

We picked a gorgeous mix of pastel coloured petals and spent last night decanting them into 100 organza bags. Another little job ticked off the list! 

Tomorrow's plan is to finish putting together my bridesmaid's gifts, write their cards and make their gift boxes look all pretty. Or as pretty as someone as uncreative as me can manage! 

I can't believe the big day is finally nearly here. I am so beyond excited for it to come around, to see all our family and friends, and to share our special day with everyone we love. 

I am also excited to crack into the Easter eggs that I've stuffed at the back of what has become 'the wedding cupboard'. I've managed to absolutely smash my pre-wedding weight loss/maintenance since my hen party. So I'm determined to stick at it until the day is here. I am, however, considering taking my large Galaxy Easter egg for the bridal suite to enjoy a little midnight snack at the end of the day. If that wouldn't be the perfect end to a perfect day, I don't know what would!

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