Sit down guys, I feel like this is going to be a long one.
I’ll start by saying that I definitely was one of those little girls who dreamed of the big white weddings when I was younger. I wanted Prince Charming, horse and carriages, and the biggest dress I could find. I wanted all the attention of the day to be mine, and I of course would be relishing in it.
Now fast forward 24 years later, and I’m a lot different with my approach to our wedding. I don’t want a particularly poofy dress, I don’t want lavish celebrations, and most definitely for everyone’s attention to NOT be on me. Maybe other introverts feel me on this?
I’m not an outgoing person, and much prefer being by the sidelines. Thats why we are opting for a small, intimate ceremony, and a bigger party afterwards. I feel like the most important part is where you actually get married, and I don’t want a list of extended relatives I never see (nor really know me as an adult) to be the faces I glance when I’m walking down the aisle. It’s such a personal moment to me and Dan, and I don’t want to involve people who don’t need to necessarily be there to see it.
I will only have my sister as my maid of honour, plus little cousins as bridesmaids. I’m doing my own makeup. I’m not paying thousands of pounds for a dress I will wear once, (but I’m looking forward to trying them all on that’s for sure!). We sent a ‘save the date’ TEXT (how 2017 of us) and our invitations are from Paperchase.
We have quite a fancy venue, but will be cutting the costs down (don’t start me on favours- do we *need* to have them?), and we primarily chose it because I really want to get married outside next summer. There are definitely some things we still need to finalise as we are quite picky about spending our money on tat. (This is mostly me to be honest).
I guess what I’m saying is that I want to be a low-key bride. We’re not doing things the ‘traditional’ way that you may expect, and that’s how we like it. And if people have a problem with that? Pah, not your wedding 😉
Whats your thoughts on being a low-key bride? Tell me your thoughts!