10 things no one tells you when you start planning a wedding

: HOW EVERYTHING STARTS AT £1000+ :

It doesn't seem too bad but then start adding all the things you want/need and bam you've spent your house deposit and wondering whether you're going to need to live in a tent for the next 12 months just to cover the costs.

: NONE OF THE COMPANIES YOU'RE INTERESTED IN WHAT TO TRAVEL TO THE SOUTH WEST :

I'm sweet talking and researching like crazy but apparently if you live south of Bristol you have a big black cross by your name.

:YOU WISH YOUR FRIENDS WERE FLORISTS, DJS, BAR OWNERS, BAKERS, IN A BAND :

I have to say I'm pretty lucky with a few of these and friends and family are rallying around and are helping big time. The DIY starts now...

: HOW BIG THE GUEST LIST GETS EVEN WHEN YOU SAY SMALL AND LOW KEY :

Well if you invite so and so you can't not invite their friend's cousin's brother! You know how it goes. Alex is from a huge family which has already made numbers grow, then you keep thinking and adding. I honestly didn't know I knew so many people that I wanted to share our special day.

: HOW QUICKLY TIME GOES ONCE YOU'VE CONFIRMED THE DATE :

When we booked our date it was already under the year mark but seriously since then, time has flown. We are putting things in place but really hoping to have solid plans by the end of summer. 

: WHY OFFICIAL OFFICES ONLY OPEN TWICE A WEEK AND ALWAYS ON THE DAYS WHEN YOU WORK :

Wednesday's and Friday's people; how does that ever help?!

: HOW AWESOME YOUR BRIDESMAIDS TRULY ARE :

Thank you whatsapp! Down to you guys we've been able to bounce around ideas, dress options and plan catch ups. These girlies are great and I know just know they'll rock leading up to our wedding and on the day itself.

: WHEN TO SEND OUT SAVE THE DATE/INVITATIONS :

You don't want to be too eager they forget or too last minute they can't attend. Pinterest is becoming ever more my friend in these situations.

: WHEN DO YOU START ASKING ABOUT FLOWERS :

Again; when?! I need a timeline stuck to my wall, calendar and diary I swear. And what's a good price for them and just how many buttonholes do I need to supply?!

: HOW YOU FEEL WHEN THINGS START COMING TOGETHER :

Such a sense of achievement and you start getting excited about how it's all coming together. And, actually I think we have ticked a lot of the list... I think...I'm probably missing something.

OOTD:: the backpack

Eat:: Crosstown Dougnuts