Wedding Talk #1 - Burying my Head in the Sand

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Jono and I got engaged back in December, and over the past 6 months we've not organised a single thing for our wedding. Although I have dreamed about planning one for as long as I can remember, when it became a reality I suddenly felt really overwhelmed and I simply just buried my head in the sand. There are so many important decisions to make and everything is so expensive that it makes my eyes water just thinking about it - everything felt too much for me to deal with.

Over the past week or so however, something has just clicked, and for some reason I am now feeling so much more at peace with everything wedding related. Jono and I have sat down together and talked over our budget, decided what we want to prioritise and created a draft guest list. And now that we're finally getting in the swing of things I wanted to start documenting our journey from engagement to marriage, so I hope you'll enjoy tagging along for the ride.

This week is an exciting one as we're off to view two potential wedding venues. We've actually already seen three, as we viewed them a few months ago, but none of them felt quite right. I'm hoping when we visit a venue we will just know that it's the perfect one for us, but we will see. I have a few more on my list that I want to visit, so watch this space. Hopefully within the next month we will make a decision and set a date!

Talking of dates, we're now thinking of having our wedding in 2019, as next year feels far too soon. Putting it off for that extra year means we have longer to plan, and more importantly, longer to save money. Although we don't want to spend a totally obscene amount of money, weddings are expensive, and we want don't want to regret scrimping on what should be one the happiest days of our lives.

After toying with lots of different ideas, including a pub wedding in London, we're back to my original dream of a barn wedding with a bit of a botanical theme. I keep imagining beautiful beams, hundreds of fairy lights and greenery absolutely everywhere. Jono hasn't got a lot of input when it comes to the creative side of things, but that's mainly because he really isn't that fussed. On the other hand I am going to have to work really hard not to become a total bridezilla...\

If you want to see the type of wedding we are hoping to have please follow my Pinterest board, which I am updating constantly and using as my main source of inspiration:

Finally, if you are married please tell me all about your wedding in the comments below as I would really love to know - oh, and pop any tips you have for me in there too, as I would appreciate all of the help that I can get! Keep an eye out for another update soon, and keep your fingers crossed that we find our prefect venue!


  1. I hope you have lots of fun planning your wedding!

    We aren't 'big day' people, and so we're just having a simple ceremony and aren't following on with a reception after (to the disgust and disappoint of some people, sadly). We aren't spending a lot on the wedding, but that isn't because of budget, more because when we sat down and discussed it & the important part for us is the ceremony itself and we both knew a reception was something we'd both regret having done afterwards - and you don't want regrets on your wedding day!

    Looking forward to keeping up with your journey!

    1. I think that sounds lovely - everyone should definitely do what is right for them! Its such a shame that people like to stick their nose in and give unnecessary opinions! xx


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