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Wedding Update || 1 month To Go

I can’t quite fathom the fact that our wedding is now a month away. We started talking marriage years ago and have been engaged since February 2015, and at the time, our wedding felt a lifetime away. Now that time has disappeared in the blink of an eye.

In case you missed it we are getting married in a village hall not too dissimilar to this one.

We finished our readings and vows this month, and like the emotional trainwreck that I am at times, I cried reading over our ceremony outline and vows. I’m not sure if I’ve gotten it out of my system for the big day now, but I’ll be asking for waterproof mascara just to be safe. 

I had my first dress fitting on Monday, trying on my own dress and getting it fitted to me. The fitting didn’t quite go as I expected. You picture everything surrounding wedding dresses as being champagne and rainbows; I was thrilled to see my dress again, but unfortunately during the fitting I fainted. Not because I was overcome with emotions or on a pre-fitting crash diet, but just because I’m a fainter. (The joys of low blood pressure – prolonged standing and the lack of water always get me.)  I’ve now fainted in a varied and eclectic range of places; work, museums, the Globe Theatre, doctor’s offices, and now a bridal shop. I can always feel it coming on, and I know the steps that I’m supposed to take when I start feeling lightheaded but I stupidly thought, “Surely, she’ll be done pinning soon, then I can sit down without seeming weird or like I am causing a fuss.” My fear of making a scene caused a bigger scene, and I worry that despite my protestations and assurances I looked like an overwrought bridezilla or a Victorian swooner. 

Things we still have left to do: 

Finishing our party playlist
Final dress fitting
Buy all the drinks and post-ceremony snacks
Finish sourcing and making all the decor
Finalise the seating plan
Figure out day of transport for wedding party (and just general transport related things) 
Finish emailing guests with details
Make a timeline for the weekend

And here’s a list of all the things we’ve already sorted out: 

Venues * Bridesmaids and Groomsmen * Save the dates designed and sent * Flower girls and ringer bearer outfits * Invitations designed and sent * Photographer booked and met with * Guest transportation from train station to venue booked * Florist booked and met with * Meal booked * Cake baker booked and cake taste-tested * Wedding shoes purchased * Wedding dress purchased * Venue re-visited and layout decided on * Tables rented * Linen and plates sourced * Hair stylist booked and trial done * Make up artist booked and trial done * Wedding playlist songs picked * Speaker for Self-DJing sourced * Sam’s outfit selection and tailoring is finished * 1st dress fitting *Under the dress essentials, sorted * Ceremony order and readings picked *Vows done 

Read my other wedding related posts: Colour Inspiration || 2 months to go || Shopping for a vintage wedding dress || Tips for Finding a Cheap Venue || Choosing one dress || DIY Save the Dates || Wedding Planning || Venue Hunting

In this last push am I missing anything glaringly obvious? 

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  • Wow I can’t believe you fainted! That to me seems so scary as I’ve never actually blacked out (other than maybe on the very rare occasion I was a bit too drunk and once when I hit my head on a wooden beam in my room so hard I saw stars!) hope you recovered quickly and it didn’t tar your dress fitting experience! Alice xx

    • Yikes- drunkenly bashing your head seems like no fun either! I’m not really “bothered” by fainting any more. I’ve gotten used to it and I know what I *should* do to lessen the effects. Mostly, I’m just embarrassed when it happens these days. Fainting at the Globe Theatre is still probably my most embarrassing incident because the theatre staff insisted on taking me out of the theatre in a wheelchair. I was mortified! x

  • Oh Amanda this is so exciting!!! I really can’t wait to hear all about the day itself now πŸ™‚
    Sophie Cliff

  • amitygardens

    I’m so excited for you and Sam! Can’t wait to see the pictures. πŸ™‚

  • Haha I’m a fainter too. Can’t do prolonged standing, also like a good faint in a weird, embarrassing place. #TeamVictorianSwooner FTW

    • Yes! Then you know exactly what I mean when you can kind of feel it coming right? My vision usually goes first and it’s like looking through a tunnel and then….down. x

  • Congrats on your upcoming nuptials. I’m sure everything will work out wonderfully, and I can’t wait to see pictures!

  • Coming up so soon, congratulations!!

  • Wedding preparations are so exciting and stressful at the same time. I got married years ago and have so many fond memories of the day. Using waterproof mascara might be a good idea πŸ˜‰

  • Christine Everyday

    Oh no! So sorry to hear about your fainting spell. So glad it all turned out okay.

    • Thanks Christine! Most of the time it doesn’t really faze me anymore but this time was pretty embarrassing πŸ˜‰ xx

  • 1 month to go — that must be a surreal feeling! Yikes…sorry about the fainting. Hope you didn’t get pricked by any pins on the way down. D:

  • Miu

    My top places of fainting were an overcrowded tube carriage and in front of a food stand while being served.
    I am so excited to see the pictures of your wedding πŸ˜€

    • Was it the Northern line?! I’ve seen many people faint on the Northern line at rush hour during the summer! x

      • Miu

        No, it was Piccadilly line in winter πŸ˜€ But rush hour it was…

  • Exciting times, Amanda! Can’t wait to see you in your dress! Best of luck and take care of yourself, drink lotsa water on the day! x

    Honey x The Girl Next Shore

  • Ala

    Oh nooo, I hope you’re ok! Still, very exciting, it’s so close now, i can’t wait to see the photos!! Aaahhhhh xxxxx

  • Leanne – Broke in the big Smok

    Eeek! A month is no time at all it will be here before you know it! Good luck xx

  • Ohh this is so exciting! It makes me want to do it all over again. Our wedding was in a village hall too and it was so great that you can basically just do whatever you want!
    Bee |

    • We get it on the Friday and then have it until the end of Sunday – so perfect for setting up and then cleaning up. We feel really lucky! xx

      • It’s awesome isn’t it? That’s what we did too. You’ll have the most beautiful day ❀️

  • Eek! It’s so close! Wear waterproof everything. I had waterproof mascara and eyeliner.