Last week was a wedding whirlwind. On Thursday I visited the Harrogate Wedding Lounge for its accessories evening where I met a lovely make up artist called Felicity Young. On Saturday I collected my wedding dress and earlier this week we paid off the remaining balance on our wedding venue. It was also the week that I had my first wedding related melt down, I even shed a wedding stress related tear. It was only a little wobble as everything got on top of me but I never thought it would get to me in that way – particularly when I love planning but I guess a wedding can break even the best of us serial planners!
On a more joyful note I now have my wedding dress! Eek! in the run up to collecting it I had been having anxiety dreams – not because I didn’t think I would like it but for some reason I had visions of it being too short! Or too tight! Or the wrong dress! However luckily none of these happened in reality and I love it even more than when I first tried it on.
On our way to collect it my Mum and I were totally freaking out, mainly because we have to store it for so long and because this means everything is getting very real now! My Mum was panicking more as the shop assistant started explaining how to help me into my dress and when and how to air it before the big day. At every step of the wedding planning process we seem to come across something new that we didn’t know about and another bit of panic sets in. However after a military operation to get the dress into my Mum’s car as it started to snow it is now safely at home hanging in its very own cupboard. For the rest of the weekend I kept peeking in – just to check it was ok. Oh god it is going to take all my willpower not to try it on every time I visit.
So after my week of wedding ups and down it really got me thinking how important it is to have support from your family and friends. My Mum has been amazing. She is always there to listen to me ramble on about colour schemes, bridesmaids dresses and what lace I might use to decorate my jam jars. She read an article in one of my wedding magazines the other week about the role of the mother of the bride and apologised because she said she wasn’t meeting the criteria. But this couldn’t be further from the truth she has been the most laid back, understanding and amazing mother of the bride I could ask for. I don’t know what I would do without her.
I have some time off work over Christmas so I am hoping to squeeze in some wedmin in between the prosecco, mince pies and turkey and get a few more things ticked off my list. So it’s goodbye from me for a little while. Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year and I’ll update you again in 2016 – when i’ll really be freaking out!!