Monday, November 19, 2007
Just Back from Honeymoon
I just got back from South Africa a few days ago. We had a great honeymoon and a fantastic wedding day. I will be posting some diary entries and more photos over the next few days so bear with me while I find all the photos, get them resized and try to remember what happened :-)
I will also be setting up a honeymoon blog all about my honeymoon in South Africa - Diary of a Honeymoon in South Africa
Friday, October 26, 2007
1 Day to Go!!
Well the big day has almost finally come! Everything is going smoothly and I am not feeling nervous (at this precise moment anyway). Yesterday I had a reasonably relaxing day - gym session in the morning again, some handwashing for the honeymoon in the afternoon (really should have done that before getting my nails done!), then went to Berketex with Kirsteen for her final bridesmaid dress fitting - the dress looks lovely on her.
The dining room is currently full of favours, order of services, kids pressies, wedding cameras and more and I am almost packed and ready to go.
Today my mum, sister Karen and baby niece Emma are coming over for a quick visit, then Kirsteen is coming round to help with all the stuff, which we are taking to the Balmoral hotel, where we are staying tonight. I think this is the first time I have ever stayed in a hotel in central Edinburgh so that will be a bit strange, but I am looking forward to staying in the Balmoral.
This afternoon we are picking up my wedding dress and the bridesmaids' dresses to take to the Balmoral, then chilling out for the rest of the day with a visit to the Balmoral Spa for a pedicure, and some general lounging around and perhaps a glass or two of champers.
The next time I write here I will be a wife! Until then....
Labels: Ramblings, Wedding Planning
Saturday, October 20, 2007
My Final Wedding Dress Fitting
On Thursday I had another of these days where I was rushing around like a headless chicken. I worked all morning, went to a personal training session at the gym at lunch time, took the car into town and down to Armchair theatre in Abbeyhill to hand in my final cheque for the payment of the wedding DVD along with a CD with some music on it for them to use, grabbed a sandwich for lunch, went up the town, met my Mum for a quick coffee in the Dome, picked up my engagement ring from Lime Blue (looks very sparkly now after its polish!), tried to find some nice wedding stockings/holdups in Debenhams with no success, then went to Berketex and met Jenny and Kirsteen for our dress fittings.
I tried the dress on again and everything still fits and I still like it, thank goodness. Jenny was also having her final fitting and Kirsteen her first fitting and they both looked lovely in their dresses.
I spent a good amount of time prancing around in my dress and felt quite happy in it. Hopefully on the day with the hair and the makeup all done I will look the part!
If you are budgeting for your wedding remember to add in the cost of dress alterations. I forgot about this and have no idea what the average price is, but to give you an idea for your budgeting, the alterations to my wedding dress (hem taken up + something done to the bustle) was £60. The alterations to the bridesmaid's dresses were also £60 each (hem taken up and dresses taken in a bit). This was through an independent fitter who comes into Berketex. My sister Karen, on the other hand lives in Dublin and the same sort of alterations to her dress are costing around 50 Euro.
It is Saturday today and it is exactly a week to go until the wedding. My skin looks good today without a blemish in sight, so I am hoping that it will be like that on the big day! I am also starting to feel a little nervous as well. Hopefully everything will go smoothly.
I have pretty much finished all my wedding planning now. Last night I made the wedding favours for the ladies at the wedding - little cream boxes tied with burgandy satin ribbon, with really nice chocolates inside. So nice in fact, that I ate about 5 of them while I was doing it, so I am off the the gym now to do a good hard workout (for the 5th time this week!).
My makeup crisis has also been resolved. My personal trainer Carole is also a makeup artist and she is going to come to the hotel on Saturday to do my makeup. I have a trial with her on Sunday, so hopefully that one will go much better than the previous one :-)
I am going over to Kirsteen's tonight to meet up with her and my other friends Michelle and Ailsa for a few glasses of cava, then the plan is to work hard all weekend on my business and take the rest of the week off, relaxing and having the occassional beauty treatment!
Labels: Ramblings, Wedding Dresses
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
Strange Dreams Before the Wedding Day
It's a little weird, but I've had quite a few strange dreams about the wedding day.
In last night's dream I dreamt that I used the wedding dress shop's sample veil (which I have borrowed for my hair trial) instead of my own veil. It then fell apart and the comb part of it separated from the veil. Guests whom I hadn't invited turned up at the wedding and many of the guests whom I had invited didn't turn up at all. My hairstyle went totally wrong and by the time the evening reception had arrived I was in the toilets trying to make it look ok. The band that turned up wan't the band we ordered and they played a rock/pop song instead of our first dance. Then I couldn't find Stuart for the first dance, realised we hadn't practised our steps at all. When he did turn up he was dressed in trousers rather than a kilt and had broken his ankle.
I suppose it's quite normal to have all these dreams since I have spent so much time planning the wedding day and it is less than 3 weeks to go now. Lets just hope that all these things that go wrong are just bad dreams and won't actually happen on the big day!
Monday, September 24, 2007
My New Baby Niece
Ok, so this has nothing to do with wedding planning, but my wee sister Karen just had a baby girl on Thursday 20th September. Her name is Emma and she is 9lbs and 8 ounces.
Here is a photo of her, isn't she gorgeous?
I'm just back from my hen weekend in Barcelona so I will write about that and put some Barcelona pics on my blog tomorrow.