I’m not going to lie, this wedding related content will be continuing for just a little bit longer as we’re less than a month away from saying I do, with that in mind I thought it would be fun to round up some of the inevitable things that will happen when you’re getting closer to the day;
When it comes to a wedding, it’s inevitable that not everybody’s going to be able to make it. That fact doesn’t make it any easier to not spiral when someone says they can’t come and you’re a crazy-organised wedding planner that’s mapped out seating plans and only invited a certain amount of people to fit into your tiny church and venue. You then get the dreaded task of bumping up someone from your reception for the full day, trying to pick who should come when in reality you’d love everyone to be there for the whole day. Unfortunately it’s not always possible when you’re doing everything on a budget! NIGHTMARE!
These are a real thing and I kid you not, reflect all the wedding worries that are plaguing you at a particular time of the planning process. The last one I recall was before I had my makeup trial, I was three hours late, didn’t have anyone to do my makeup for me and my Dad was making me late. The closer the day gets, the more frequent they become and the latest ones have been about Aaron not wanting to see me or just being a straight up arsehole (which he isn’t… except for when he gets home from fishing for the weekend and hasn’t slept properly 😉). I can’t wait for the day to come and they bloody stop!
Table Plan Stress
Ahh the dreaded table plan, everybody that talks about their experience with wedding planning will know the stress of where to seat everyone for the wedding breakfast, so this wouldn’t be a true reflection of the challenges if I didn’t include it.
You might recall that I’d made a decision to throw a plan to the wind, however after some chats with my family and friends, I wanted to put one together to make sure each family mixes together and meets/mingles. What makes it difficult is when you have divorced parents, people that don’t speak anymore, children and families that should be sat together, unbalanced numbers of each family on a table – the challenges for each bride are endless!
PAYING FOR EVERYTHING
I don’t think there’s anything worse than saving up your hard earned cash to drop a whole lot of money on something, seeing your bank account balance drop as quickly as the stock value of Snapchat after Kylie Jenner sent the infamous tweet about how it’s dead. I’ve become such a saver since we got engaged and I’m gutted to start all over again for our house (although there should be some pennies left after thank god!)
Hair and makeup trials
As we covered earlier, I was having nightmares about my wedding makeup which thankfully have subsided after my trial. But I was so worried that I would be an arsehole about everything when Lauren was doing my makeup, when in reality I was super chill.
I also felt bad for my friend Chloe when I was doing my hair trial on Saturday (I’ve decided to keep my hair a surprise – otherwise you’ll all know pretty much everything!) as I was being a bit picky about having my fringe down, then up, then we had a mare trying to fit in my veil, but we got it all sorted in the end! In my defence, she told me to be really picky and I took that advice on board!
All I’m saying is it’s inevitable that your initial idea of what you want doesn’t always end up being what you want after all!
The teenage Gaby inside of me can’t help but panic that nobody’s going to show for my hen do, I’ve had a lot of people message me to say they can’t make it and as I’m not the one planning everything, I can’t help but worry about it!
My sister Georgie is my maid of honour and the complete opposite to me in as many ways as we’re the same – she’s the crazy, last-minute planning kinda gal, where as I’m the extremely-organised, must know everything sister. She’s so chill about it all, but I can’t help but panic! What if nobody comes? What if everyone hates what I wanted to do?!
I’m sure there are many more things I can add to this post which will crop up over the next couple of weeks, but I’ll probably share those after the big day – I can see the next few weeks being a blur of planning, seeing my family coming over from the US, nagging Aaron about picking up his suit and fixing/altering the bridesmaid dresses!
Have you got any tips on what I should expect to happen over the next few weeks? Let me know in the comments below!