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Accessories, flowers and all the fun stuff!!!

BY NIKKI, BRIDE-TO-BE ON 18 APR 2012 08:11 ADVICECOMMENTS

As promised in my last blog, I really have been putting my nose to the wedding grindstone!  I have managed to tick lots of things off of my task list :-

•    Food tasting –very yummy although not helping the whole weight watching programme!
•    Invites – tastefully designed and sent!
•    Accommodation booked for family
•    Suit fittings – style decided and booked!
•    Flowers – see below
•    Accessories – see below

So as I stated in the title, on to the fun stuff!  I’ve never really been a girly girl but this whole wedding thing is a bit addictive and rather than just going “Yeah okay” to whatever flowers my Mum wanted (girly girl!) I actually had quite a strong opinion on the type of flowers I wanted and also the table arrangements.

After a short and sweet visit to a local well known florists I remembered I had kept a couple of leaflets from previous wedding shows (top tip!) and got in contact with Beverley at Jade Flowers.

It was really handy to sit face to face with a flowers expert and explain my personality and preferences and to learn the names of the flowers that I like.  Beverley was very helpful and patient with both me and my Mum filing through all the pictures saying “ooh whats that one!”   I’m purposely not filling you in on what flowers I’ve gone with (don’t worry you’ll get to see them on here as soon as the pictures are back!) but I will say that cannot wait to see them on the day and have gone with quite ‘Classic English’ choices ;-)

At the same wedding show that I found Jades flowers I also met the brilliant Louise of Magpie Accessories who has sorted me out with all of my sparkles and accessories for the day (again not giving much away!)  Louise has a wealth of experience with customising and bespoking for brides to get everything just right for you to ensure that you achieve your vision for how you will look on the day.

Again I can’t wait to see the finished article on the day and will be sure to put up the pictures as soon as possible!  Louise even managed to find the perfect fascinator for my Mum for the big day – she loved it so much she chose her outfit around the colour scheme!  I would definitely recommend a trip to Louise’s treasure trove for any bride looking for the perfect accessories!

So with those, we have 3 months to go and here’s whats left to do :-

•    Vows (it’s all about priorities)
•    Music – we’ve booked the band but need ceremony and background music
•    Rings – more expensive than expected
•    Table plan
•    Final numbers and decisions on drinks
•    Dress fitting – this is the big one so watch this space for celebration or meltdown!
•    HEN DO!!!! Definitely no carbs before Marbs!

On the last point I am both excited and scared about my hen do having stitched up a couple of my girlfriends on their hen do’s!  But I am looking forward to a well overdue girly weekend in the sun with my favourite girlfriends, if I do survive I’ll be sure to blog it with pictures from our weekend in Marbella and top tips for Hen do survival (probably be nicer to your friends on their hen dos!)

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