Wedding Update: September 2017

To all my lovely followers, the time is drawing near. The wedding day is under 2 months away, eek! Here’s what’s been happening since my last wedding recap…

The Dreaded Guest List

I thought we avoided the whole who ha with the guest list. I was wrong… We pretty much knew who would be invited as we have a small venue with very strict limitations. But then it started with my dad. As an only child he wanted a big party. I told him throughout the process we’re having a small wedding and he could only choose one set of friends. A few tears later and I think he finally gets the message, here’s hoping. Then moving onto Ben’s family. Again we thought we finalised the list but when some family members came back to live in NSW, it became complicated. A few heated conversations discussion about the pros and cons, I think we’ve agreed on a solution. What I learnt from this experience is to not be a bossy boots, listen to your partner and voice your concerns. This was a great test for us and made us even more certain that we’ve grown as a couple as we were able to have serious conversation without fighting.

Having a Catholic Wedding

Since we’re having a Catholic wedding we had do get our Baptismal Certificates which wasn’t too hard and we need to do marriage classes. I know you all roll your eyes at the marriage classes, but I’m kinda excited! Who doesn’t want to learn how to communicate more effectively with their partner? What we kinda forgot about was we had to choose all the readings. So I guess we’ll be reading the Bible for the next couple of months…

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Wedding Rings

I had a pretty clear idea of what I wanted for a wedding ring- diamonds around the band but something a little bit different. I then found my dream ring, unfortunately it couldn’t be used as wedding ring as the band was too fine and over time it would break. Who knew? Anyway, I’ve found my dream ring and its all paid for and just waiting for the wedding day. Ben on the other hand was undecided if he even wanted a wedding ring. Well he got told. I think it comes down to how you were brought up, Ben’s dad didn’t wear a ring as his job was quite physical. My dad always wore his wedding ring, then again my dad likes to be blinged out (we’re Indian after all). So we compromised. We found a really simple plain wedding band for Ben. I said he needs to trial it out for a couple of months and if he absolutely hates it he doesn’t have to wear it. I think over that time he’ll get used to it and then I’ll win!

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Bonbonnieres

You know those little take home presents you get given at the end of the wedding? The ones that are so cute yet you don’t do anything with them… Well we have to organise that as well. Now I know some people say it’s important for the guests to have something they can have forever, but let’s be real no one really keeps them unless you’re the parents of the bride and groom. We ended up deciding on a food item. Now I don’t want to go into too much detail because I want to show you once they are made- but OMG they are delicious! I would rather spend money on something people can enjoy as opposed to just throwing it away. Another cute idea that I received at another wedding was a Tulip seed which I loved! If you have any cute Bonbonniere ideas please comment below xx

 

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