Saturday, 20 April 2013

Wedding Countdown: 5 months to go!

Today was a pretty special day for me. Although it is still 5 months and a bit until I get married, I picked up my wedding dress today. I know this is insanely early compared to the norm but I bought it back where my Mum lives. I'm moving to Norfolk in 2 weeks after finishing university in Nottingham and it's a pain in the arse train journey to get back to Mum's. Also, as I won't have a job in 2 weeks, I have no idea when I would be able to afford to train fare to go and pick it up. I also didn't want to take it on at least 4 different trains so it was easier to have it fitted early. Fingers crossed I don't dramatically alter in size in the next 5 months. 

Now that I have the dress in Nottingham, I can't stop looking at it. Whenever I have had it on, I haven't wanted to take it off. Luckily, I can't do it up myself otherwise I can see me walking around the flat in it quite a bit. Now that I have my dress, I am pretty much all prepared in the ways of what I'm wearing. I managed to get some bargain shoes from John Lewis in the Christmas sales and I bought earrings with money from my birthday. 

Dress detail

The one thing I was missing was a necklace and this is also another reason why I went to my Mum's. I have been drooling over her pearl necklace since as long as I can remember. She knows how much I love it and seeing as my dress has pearls on it, she said I could borrow it. So, at the same time as figuring my something borrowed, I also have something old as the necklace was a gift from my Nanna for her 18th birthday. I haven't actually tried the necklace on with the dress yet but it is so delicate and pretty that I think it will go really well without being over the top. 

Mum's pearl necklace
Now, all I'm stuck with is the something blue. I guess my shoes, earrings and dress can all count as something new... can't they? 

If anyone has suggestions for something blue for a wedding, please let me know! 


  1. I wore a baby blue garter as my something blue because I couldn't work to fit in anything else blue :)

    1. Thanks Michelle! I had thought of that but wondered if there was any other options. I still don't really understand the 'something blue' rule.