Wednesday, 27 March 2013

Arranging a wedding? 20 hours should do it...

Yes, it took me all but 20 hours to arrange my wedding! Bearing in mind I had already booked the registry office and sorted the legalities out beforehand (giving notice, etc).

I only planned on having a small wedding with a few people anyway. So my plan was to wear one of my million dresses out the wardrobe and jazz it up a little with accessories. I already bought a little button bouquet but it wasn't what I really wanted. There were no flowers or cars arranged, or anything like that at all... Until Sunday 17th March at 2pm.

2pm - decided that I would like to have a nice wedding dress, or something a little smarter to wear that made me feel like a princess, like every girl wants. Start of the rush of looking for dresses...

3pm - 4pm - I found the one, a stunning maxi dress in Miss Selfridge. Well as it was rose gold I needed shoes and accessories to match. Nice one, got those ordered too. Well the weather here in Yorkshire hasn't lived up to what I expected it to, my thoughts were 'hold on, I need a fur stole to match', cheers ASOS, got that one ordered too. Also, I should be thanking my dad at this point as he was the one who paid...

5pm - 6pm - So I decided I needed flowers to match and a nice vintage style bouquet. Nothing you can do about that on a Sunday evening, we'll leave that one for the Monday. At least I managed to sort out the design I wanted. Also, why not go the whole hog and have my hair done? Now I was on the search for a mobile hairdresser. I highly doubted I would get one, given the wedding was a week away and I would need to have them arrive around 7:30 am. So I took a look and e-mailed a few people anyway, it never hurts to ask right?

I had a break for a few hours, nice calming bath, bit of a pampering session etc. When the phone rung about 7pm .

7pm - 8pm - it appears my dad has been looking at wedding cars to hire. Nice one dad, however, there isn't much you can do on a Sunday. Although there was. He left a message for the local garage about having their grey Bentley for the day, and they got back in touch that evening! Talk about quick work. He just needed to finalise the last details on Monday morning.
Whilst deciding that I wanted my hair pinning up, I thought I might as well have a stunning birdcage veil. Well trying to find one that wasn't super expensive and would arrive pretty soon was a problem. Until I found the Lily Bella one I wanted on eBay, ending within 16 hours and for £30. Could it have been fate? Well it was, I e-mailed the seller and asked if there was any chance of her posting out ASAP as I explained my situation, she replied within a matter of minutes that she would post out the next day. FAB.

9pm - 11pm - the hairdresser replied, and I was OVER THE MOON that she agreed to come and do my hair! After a few hours of texting back and forth and sending photos of what I was after (a vintage pin-up curl style), she agreed!


Monday morning I toddle off to work, in a manner of speaking as it was snowing and all transport was cancelled...

9am - 10am - dad goes to book the Bentley at the garage, all done and dusted.

10am - 11am - mum and dad sent to my favourite florist to arrange flowers, within the space of around half an hour all had been arranged and booked to collect Saturday.

So yes, this proves as long as you have the date of your wedding, you can totally arrange everything within a day. I never would have believed that I could have achieved this, but I'm very glad I did!

Right now as you are reading this post, I'll have just arrived in China and due to get my 3 hour bullet train from Beijing to Jinan. Expect LOTS of photos and mini-posts if I can get my VPN working xo


  1. you would kill it on don't tell the bride.

  2. This is amazing!!! It may be because I've just woken up and I'm not a morning person, but I felt really breathless with excitement reading this. Do I need to get out more? Yes, yes I do. You looked absolutely perfect on the day, you should go into wedding planning! On a time budget! Xx

  3. You deserve a medal, or a Blue Peter badge or something. Amazing! x

  4. Oh my gosh, I would have been a mess in that situation - good on you for pulling everything together so quickly! Totally agree with Donna - there's definitely a wedding planner in you!

  5. "Cool post!
    Much love,
    "Keep up the great work on your blog! <3