Foreign Wedding Preparations (the continuing panic)

Her dress is hanging on the outside on the wardrobe in my spare room waiting to be packed away in it’s box for the journey.  How on earth am I going to get that gorgeous but rather large piece of essential wedding kit in this box I’ve no idea!

The Box! It’s 35 x 55 x 20 cm (deep)

It’s a daunting task and I’m the one that has to do it.

The bride can’t as she needs for it not to be in her house until we are about to leave, so that the groom doesn’t see it!  Besides, it’s all part of mum’s job isn’t it?

I have 5 more days to make sure I have everything ready to go into my case.  I have made up my mind that I will make a list this time & stick to it!  Then it will be a panic when I realise that I have things on the list that either need washing and ironing or don’t fit me anymore 😦 Believe me that is seriously a possibility the way my weight has gone up since I stopped smoking!

OK, so i need to make my list today, check where the things are, try them on & make another revised list!

One thing I desperately need to do is try on my outfit.  It’s the 3rd one I’ve bought  & I’ve had it in the wardrobe for over a month! It could have shrunk! Better make sure I can still squeeze into my corset too just in case 😉 And where did I put my fascinator? It’s somewhere safe, and we all know what that means!  My shoes, as you are probably aware are a disaster.  I did buy some more on Ebay but they’ve turned out to be stilts, or as good as.

The Stilts – erm shoes!

Probably fine for some young thing with no weight problem & strong ankles.  I used to wear heels so much higher but now, I think I’d best stick to some sensible sandals with either a small heel or wedges.  So that means a trip to the shops.  I’ve talked my lovely hubby into taking me to Telford tomorrow.  He’ll then come back to work & leave me to shop til I need him to come pick me up again.  Once again, the joys of not being able to drive in a community with none or hardly any public transport scuppers my ability to  go freely amongst the shops!  So lucky to have a helpful taxi service, erm,  husband!

Watch this space over the next few days for updates as I get more panicked & more nervous.  I’ll also tell you the saga of my son’s passport at some stage which hasn’t helped in the slightest!

All going to plan though so far & I am seriously looking forward to that welcome drink at the hotel on Saturday when we arrive!

Onwards towards the wedding of the year I say!


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