Sunday, 20 December 2009


Well, the photographer has been booked!!

I met with a really nice one that's quite local -

The guy, Joe, was really nice, not too fussy in terms of what he does, but not too chilled that I thought he was going to have to be told exactly what to do!! Only thing is that he is over our budget by about £150, but then, if he gives us what we want and how we want it, then its worth it!! I discussed it with h2b, and he say yes!! Am really relieved now we have the big 3 booked - cars, venue and photographer!!

Oh, and h2b also booked the registrar, so the ceremony is booked for 2.30pm on the 13.8.11!!!! Very exciting - can barely contain myself!!!

On a bit of a down note though - have not stuck to my diet for the last 2 weeks due to colds (i go rid of one, then 3 days later, i have another one!) so have been comfort eating....

Also, have been looking at wedding dresses online, and nothing has took my breath away except one by Alfred Angelo, which my local bridal shops don't stock, and its now not even on his website!!! NOOOOOOO!!!!

Hopefully my mood will life when i get rid of this snotty and sore nose, then I will probably love every dress I see!!!!

The perils of being a bride to be!!! But i love it!!

Friday, 11 December 2009

Photographers and wedding cars..

Well, its been a while since I blogged, but that's because I haven't done much in terms of wedding lately!!

However, I have had a couple of appointments with photographer's!! The first one was with a husband and wife couple...

They seemed OK, if a little posh, but the wife was OK. Things were going well, I was most impressed with their work, their style and albums and the fact that they were totally flexible in what I wanted and l asked. We began talking about the venue, and they asked me if we had looked at a certain hotel, which we had. I replied that we had indeed, but found the price too out of our budget at 8K, not including drinks. To this, the husband then said, 'oh right, well, if that was out of your budget, then we will be too..'....... WTF????

So, I quickly assessed how I should play this - I could go, 'you're right, I wont waste your time' and leave, or I could be unfazed and let them go through their 'sell'..... I chose the latter!!!

They proceeded to give it the full power of sell - telling me what, how etc etc, I played the role like a star, nodding, agreeing, mildly disagreeing, saying what I would and wouldn't want etc..

Then they told me how much the prices would start from - £1800 to over 2K!!!

They were right, it is out of our budget.... but so far I haven't confirmed with them yet.....

The second photographer was much cheaper...

When I first met him, h2b wasn't in, and the photographer proceeded to tell me what he did, how he did it and what he thought. He also told what I would and wouldn't be doing on the day...... hmmm, and there was me thinking it was our day......

H2b then arrived, and we all had a discussion together.... the photographer then left, and hb was quite impressed. I told him what the photographer had been saying prior to his arrival, but h2b thinks he was just over passionate and enthusiastic....

Hmm, but is it right that a photographer tells you not to look at any of your relatives as you walk back down the aisle after the ceremony? Or that I should have as many bridesmaids, flower girls, page boys etc as possible as it makes a better photograph? Or that the groom party should have 1 best man and at least 2 ushers and that they should all be wearing the same?? Or that I should wear a bold colour as I had 'strong features' and would be able to carry it off?? (WTF?? Strong features - whats that mean??), but that my dress couldn't be too silky or shiny???


Anyhoo, we have a further 2 photographers to see - one Sunday and hopefully another one Thursday so we should have chosen one by next Friday!!

On another note - I have booked my cars - well, sent the form off and waiting for them to tell me how to put the deposit down?

My car is this one:

The MOH will be travelling in this:

Exciting eh????

Of course, I am still making the invites - I have done the wording for the inserts, just waiting for h2b to book the registrar so can confirm the time!

Think that about all for now!!