The 6-month countdown | uk wedding blog

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So Mike and I are now at the 6-month countdown. I’m trying to stop myself wishing my life away but September 17th can’t come quick enough. Firstly (and mostly) because I haven’t had a good night’s sleep since the night we got engaged (brain in overdrive!) and secondly because I’m so freakin’ excited. I am really enjoying planning this wedding but I have no patience either!

We do have lots planned in over the next 6 months to keep us busy though. We’ll be going to 3 weddings, one of which will be my cousins in Sorrento that we’re making a week’s holiday out of, a friend’s hen party (me), a friends stag do (Mike), a visit to our venue over Easter to discuss draping, flowers and food, a work trip to Ibiza (me again) and of course our own hen and stag weekends.

My sisters are both planning my hen party as part of their Maid of Honour duties and are keeping it completely secret from me. I usually hate surprises and always have to be the first to know everything so it’s paining me a little not knowing what’s going on. All I’ve been told is to book a day and a half off work in August and they’ll let me know what to pack a couple of days before it happens…intriguing. I’m learning not to think into it too much and let myself enjoy the surprise, for once in my life.

Mike’s plans are also underway with his two best men (I think!). He briefed them on what he would ideally like to do (hike up a few mountains) but we’re not yet sure what’s actually been planned. Though Mike’s much better than me in terms of patience so he’s cool with it.

In terms of wedding planning we’ve finally decided and paid the deposit on a DJ (from Wedding Jam who have been super helpful so far) for the evening entertainment. We’ve also paid the deposit on chair hire as I have a huge thing for good-looking chairs (I know, right…) and I wasn’t happy with the ones the venue already have. I’m still undecided on colour though. Initially I had wanted a white lime wash chivari but now I’m also contemplating gold or ghost chivari chairs…tough one.

I have my first ‘proper’ dress fitting at the beginning of April when I’ll try the actual dress on for the first time (although it will be unfinished), as in previous appointments it’s just been the mock up I’ve tried to get my exact measurements. I also need to find some shoes for the wedding day before then so I can see what the dress looks like with them on.

Another thing I’m stuck on at the moment is the bridesmaid dresses. Over Christmas I had ordered my dream bridesmaid dress for one of my bridesmaids, however the others weren’t so keen so it went back to the shop. I think I’m going to wait until summer comes and the shops have more summer colours in stock. I’ve trawled the Internet and found none so far!

One more thing that has been secured since the last time I was here is the make up artist. I work with an amazing make up artist every day in my job so asked her if she would be up for doing my bridal hair and make up. I can’t wait for the trial!

So that’s where we’re at right now. I’m currently prepping myself beauty-wise so more on that next week.

P.S I don’t think I’ve introduced Mr Maxxy to you all yet. Here is (so cute!) and we’re really hoping he’ll accept our invitation to be ring bearer, I’ve already eyed up a bow tie for him…