Alex and I haven't made any concrete plans for the wedding as we're waiting on news about our (hopefully!) venue at the moment. For the first couple of weeks we were just enjoying being engaged and celebrating with friends/family. The wedding will most likely be at the end of next summer in the UK, but there are a few things up in the air at the moment. However we have a pretty clear idea about what style wedding we would like. I've always dreamed about having the reception in a simple field in the fresh air, in the summer. Although there are some gorgeous wedding reception venues out there, I really dislike the idea of having to cut the party short because we only have the venue for a certain time. I want to party all night! :)
We want to keep costs down as much as possible, so that will probably mean making a lot of the food ourselves and having a buffet style dinner. The amount that some things cost just for one day is just extortionate so I think we'll be scrapping a few traditions that we're not bothered by. I am planning on designing the invitations, making all the signage, and any placecards/menus. I would like to have a wild/relaxed theme for the flowers for the tables and decoration, with lots of greenery. I would love to have Australian native flowers for bouquets as a nod to Alex's home, and I also just think they're beautiful.
Planning a wedding is more overwhelming than I thought, but every time I get stressed I take a step back and remember what it's all about and try and enjoy the planning process as much as possible. My amazing sister has already created a spreadsheet for all the details which made me feel so much better!
Have you planned a wedding? I would love any tips you have!