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6 Weeks To Go!

With just six weeks to go, the wedding seems to have rolled around pretty quickly. We planned a fairly short engagement (we got engaged in April, wedding is in September) but it still seems to have gone super fast and I really need to get my act together as there are still lots of things left to do! We need to find Paul something to wear, sort our rings, meet with the registrars, find me some lingerie, finish making the orders of service, organise the music…the list goes on. Unfortunately I’ve been feeling pretty ill recently, which is why there’s still quite so much left unsorted (I’m not usually that disorganised, honest!). I’m also very worried about feeling ill on the day itself, but there’s not much I can do about that except keep a positive attitude, so that’s what I’m going to try and do.

I’ve had a hair and make up trial and the lovely Allison Blake has altered my vintage wedding dress for me, so I now know what I will look like on the day. I just hope that Paul will like the dress as much as I do!

Ever the Hobbycraft fanatic, I’ve been making a few wedding-related bits recently. I plan to put this bright LOVE sign in my parents’ back room, which leads on to the garden where the reception will be.

I’ve made the main body of the orders of service by sticking different postcards depicting Penguin book covers on to white cards. Nearer the time when we’ve finalised the details of the ceremony I will print inserts and tie them in with ribbon.

I’ve also made little seat reservations for the bridal party and close members of family for the ceremony. The little images come off some wrapping paper from the V&A that I cut up, and match the images on the back of our handmade invitations.

Right, I’ve scared myself now writing about how unprepared we are…I’m off to see if I can accomplish some of the things on my to do list!

Claire Gould

Claire spends her days writing - either in beautiful calligraphy or online. She lives on the edge of the English Lake District only minutes away from the beach, where she loves to escape and unwind. Claire's calligraphy can be found at www.byMoonandTide.com. Claire launched the English Wedding Blog in November 2009 - it's been a top 10 UK wedding blog ever since, with a regional focus we hope you LOVE.

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