Can you guess what this new feature is going to be about?!
We made the decision last Sunday to move our wedding forward by 12 months, meaning by this time next year, we shall be wed, or very close to it.
Cue crazy running around like a headless chicken montage.
The move forward is due to one major factor. The health of my beautiful and wonderful Grandmother.
Ever since I was able to walk around with a pillowcase on my head as a veil, she has been thinking of my wedding day. She has talked about it, laughed about it and spent many hours dreaming of my happiest day, sharing her plans with me.
A few years ago, she was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, a cruel disease that has already begun to strip away the independent and strong woman who helped raise me. She still of course knows who we are, as she is only in early onset, but her memory shall only get worse, taking her further and further away from us and the woman she used to be.
Having my Grandmother at my wedding, fully aware of the event, is more important to me than the day itself. So for the next 12 months, alongside buying our first home, we shall be planning our wedding.
I know, I know… we are ruddy mental. The two most stressful things to do in your lifetime, and we are going to do them simultaneously.
Why, I hear you cry? Because we aren’t willing to compromise on either. We physically cannot live in this tiny flat for two years, and we are not going to risk my Grandmother’s health by waiting for 24 months.
So here we are thrown in at the deep end… Moving forward and moving out.
Having half as much time to save for the Big Day, our wedding is going to be in true Pigeon style. Purse Friendly.
This feature is going to pop up every now and then on the blog, talking about what I am doing to cut costs & corners, to help other brides out there who are doing the same thing, without compromising!
Let me know what you would like to see and know about our (I say our, but it is going to be blatantly MY) wedding planning journey! DIY’s? Advice on keeping costs down? Whaddaya want to know!?