Wedding fairs sure have come a long way since I was married 9 years ago....
Happy Friday everyone and (nearly) welcome to the weekend! I hope you are all keeping well and happy. Today is the last post from our lovely couple Fay and Graeme, as we wave them off into the wedding sunset as they are getting married in a months time. I’d like to wish them both a very happy wedding day and all the best for the future, it has been wonderful having them on the blog. I can’t wait to share their wedding photos with you all in a few months time.
It is in fact the very last Diary of a Boho Bride feature, as we have now said our goodbyes to all of our lovely couples. The feature has been running for around 5 years now, so I decided that it was time the feature came to an end as we make way for something new. It has been wonderful sharing all our boho brides’ stories and I’d like to say a big thankyou to everyone one that took the time to share their wedding stories with us.
Hello! After almost 18 months of wedding planning and a year of writing blogs for Boho Weddings, I have now arrived at my final post.
I feel proud of how far our wedding plans have come along, and slightly nervous at how much we still have left to do! I’ve definitely fallen into the trap of leaving all the DIY bits and pieces to the last minute, so I’ll definitely be roping-in friends to make the last 10 meters of feather garlands (I find bribing with wine and a takeaway helps)!
Having spent the past few weekends meeting and talking to our suppliers and venue, I can honestly say we have put together a fantastic wedding team. We’ve been lucky to have financial support which has allowed us to choose great suppliers, but I must stress that if something is really important to you then to budget for it. For Graeme and me, the day was always going to be centred around food and music. Fortunately, our venue allowed us to bring-in our own caterer and soon as we saw the array of menu options at Eat Me Drink Me, I knew they were the one! They have catered a number of teepee weddings and instantly set us at ease with how they could manage the day. Our food tasting last week did not disappoint and our Moroccan inspired wedding breakfast was even better than we had anticipated. However, I will definitely need to save room for the evening food… they have their own wood fired pizza oven which will be making an appearance!
Last weekend we visited our venue, Saltmarshe Hall, to finalise details with James, their fantastic new wedding coordinator. Although I’ve loved planning every last aspect of the day, it was a huge relief to know that someone will be taking the reins during the wedding. It hadn’t even crossed my mind who would deal with all the suppliers on the day, but I feel we are in safe hands with James. If our venue didn’t have someone like him, I would have definitely considered hiring an on-the-day coordinator. This is definitely something to think about if you don’t have a typical wedding venue. Simple things like ‘who will show the band where to set-up?’ are dealt with and hopefully we can just enjoy the day without too many hiccups!
With one more dress fitting to go and three speeches left to write we are nearly there. Good luck to all the other Boho Brides to be! I can’t wait to see everybody else’s wedding photographs. Reading wedding blogs has become a full time hobby and I don’t think I will be stopping any time soon!
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