Monday, 31 January 2011

Building Some Ideas

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I have put all my ideas down on a spreadsheet! I thought it would be a good to share with other brides. 

I started with a list of all the things we would have to pay for: the church (or civil ceremony), the venue, the dress, et. Then I realised that it wasn't in enough detail for me to track through exactly what we need to pay for so I made some more worksheets, and linked them through to the totals on the main page. 

I've found it useful so far. I was able to put budgets in for how much I hope things are going to cost, and when I start visiting suppliers I will be able to aim for these kinds of prices. I know roughly how much my wedding is going to cost so I think I can bring it in within budget! Here's hoping!

My budget I'm aiming for is £16,000, including £2000 honeymoon. I have absolutely no idea if it will come in at this sort of budget but I can cross my fingers and use my budget sheet to help me. 

I'm engaged!! I can't believe it!!

I am engaged!! Today is the first day in the rest of my life. My long suffering boyfriend has asked me to marry him after six years, six months and three days!

It was romantic in our own way. He took me out on a day trip, in the beautiful Autumn sunshine. I really hoped that he was going to propose but he has taken me on so many wonderful days out and not proposed that I didn't want to get my hopes up.  
       We stopped in a secluded area, golden brown trees leaning over us, and he went down on one knee. I was so surprised I almost didn’t say yes! But yes! I said yes! And now we’re getting married! And that's my ring! I love it! 

With just over one year until our big day, we have a few things that need to get sorted. On the drive home we had a think about the things we need to do. We need to
  • tell both sets of parents and all our friends
  • decide on a date
  • think about the kind of wedding that we want, who we want to be there
  • think about starting to shed some pounds
  • and thinking about our budget

The budget is the least part of the wedding I want to think about. I want a big wedding. I’m not so fussed about expensive, but I want all the people I love to come, and to have a fairly fantastic party. My fiancé wants me to be happy and have the day I’ve always dreamed of, within reason. I’m just so glad we’re on the same page.

We still have a lot to talk about and discuss, mainly we’re thinking about money.