How have we been engaged for nine weeks?! It’s absolutely flying by and I can’t believe we’re now in March. I remember thinking that getting married in 2020 seemed forever away, but in a couple of months, it will only be a year.
I’ve been really enjoying living in our little engagement bubble. We’re still receiving congratulations from people we haven’t seen yet and all our cards are still up. Not sure how long is TOO long to keep them up – but to be honest, I’m only planning on doing this once so I don’t give a flying…
My ring is still a massive novelty and while I’m now less likely to forget to put it on in the morning, I’m still majorly careful with it. My engagement ring is insured but I just can’t bear the thought of losing it – a replacement wouldn’t be the same! I was too scared to take it abroad to Ukraine, so I bought a very cheap wedding band to wear instead.
The words ‘wife/husband-to-be’ and ‘fiancé/fiancée’ still sound a little weird in our mouths, but delicious nonetheless.
Here are the things we’ve done so far…
Made a MASSIVE spreadsheet
Not a THING will be able to slip through the cracks. I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again – Google Sheets is your friend.
Booked the venue
Surprisingly, and thankfully, the venue we wanted was free on our chosen date, but had a few other interested parties. We booked it as soon as we knew – it has everything we want and need.
Sent out Save the Dates
This was a big one. Bar the engagement announcement, this was the first time we’d involved other people in our news. We sent out e-card Save the Dates to everyone we want to see at our wedding and have had an overwhelming response – can’t wait to send out the invitations.
Tried on wedding dresses
I’ve been to two wedding dress appointments and I have to admit I’m still struggling. I’ve LOVED some of the dresses I’ve tried and understand what style I want now – but I’m still looking for The One.
Arranged an engagement party
Our engagement party is happening on Saturday and we’re SO excited but I in particular am really nervous. There’s loads of people attending, including family that haven’t met yet. I always think that I like to be centre of attention, until it actually happens and I get really anxious and can’t get my words out right [strong contender for a bride who needs to say vows in front of everyone, eh?]. I’m sure it will be fine, everyone who is coming is fab
It’s all coming together really well. I suppose we’ve planned quite a lot rather quickly, so perhaps need to remind ourselves we’ve got plenty of time. We don’t feel stressed about the planning of it in the slightest as yet…maybe that will come with time but I’m not feeling any of the panic you often hear about.
I think the next steps are to start thinking about our hen and stag dos. I’m sure Will’s will be a disgusting affair somewhere in Eastern Europe and mine…I’m not sure! I really don’t mind, as long as the people I want there can be there and have a great time.
We’ve got so much to look forward to and I’m looking forward to writing it all down.
The Future Mrs Jones [WHAT!] X