A few people have asked me questions about my wedding plans, so I thought perhaps it was time for an update.
My D Mike and I get married on the 18th May next year - however that is only a fraction over 6 months away.
I plan on making my wedding dress and the 6 bridesmaid dresses, however there are a couple of
Bridesmaid No.1-My daughter who is expecting her first baby 2 days after the wedding and who still wants to be a bridesmaid - its a little difficult to calculate what size she will be.
Bridesmaid No.2 - My granddaughter who is currently 2.5 years old, and growing, so I need to wait until at least March/April before starting her dress.
Bridesmaid No.3 - My daughter-in-law who is also expecting (baby No.2) so she doesn't want me to start her dress until after she has had the baby and lost some of her baby weight so around end of March beginning of April.
Bridesmaid No.4 - granddaughter No.2 who is only 18 months old and still growing, so again we can't start her's until the same time a granddaughter No.1.
Bridesmaid No. 5 - Mike's niece who is currently 10 years old, and of course growing so I anticipate starting her dress around March.
Bridesmaid No. 6 - Last but not least the only bridesmaid that isn't expecting a baby (that I know of) and isn't a small child growing rapidly, may give me the opportunity to start her dress around February.
So what about my dress? Well of course like any bride, I am on a diet and trying to lose weight, so I have given myself until February to lose a few extra pounds before I think about making a muslin of my dress.
We are going for an Art Deco themed wedding and I want an Art Deco style of wedding dress. I have purchased about 6 patterns and I think there are elements from each of the patterns that I would like to incorporate into my dress.
I know the colour I want for my dress, and I am going to make the Bridesmaid dresses in the same colour. Colour will be introduced via flowers and in particular for the little ones ribbons.
We have booked this beautiful venue which is right next to the river.
and will be having the party in the marquee as shown below.
we have chosen and booked our car this lovely 1920's Wolseley
So we still have loads to do - I know what flowers I want, but haven't decided for the Bridesmaids yet. The guys are enthusiastic to dress their part so they have been looking at appropriate clothing (with a 20th Century twist) for their outfits.
So while we have made progress, needless to say there is still LOADS for me to do.
Needless to say, because my D Mike reads my blog, I will have to think of another way to share my progress with my wedding dress, bridesmaid dresses and colour schemes. Until then, catch you all later..........