For months you’ve heard from my fiancée, Clemmie, about the trials and tribulations of being a bride, and I thought it was high time to give the male perspective!
Being a groom is quite a strange thing. Before the whole wedding planning palaver even starts, you have to sort out the ring. Jewellery is not something I’ve ever thought twice about before, yet suddenly I was having in-depth discussions about clarity, size, finish, shapes and quantities of a certain rock! When it finally came to proposing, I’d been in the wedding mindset for so long it was a shock there was still more for me to do (correction: a whole wedding to plan).
BRIDE TO BE BLOG: THE DREADED GUEST LIST
I already work in the wedding industry as a videographer, which you’d think would give me a leg up, but it seems to make things more complicated if anything! There is such a huge amount of choice out there, which is brilliant, but sifting through it all does take time.
BRIDE TO BE BLOG: THE BRIDGET JONES DILEMMA
Me and the fiancée are working as a team to create our perfect day, but we do of course have differences of opinion (for some reason she didn’t go for a Jurassic Park themed day), and we have strengths in different areas. I’ve taken on the challenge of getting power in our festival field venue (boring, but someone’s got to do it) and I’ve also insisted on booking a rodeo bull for the evening, (because lets face it – it’s not a party without a rodeo bull).
The next few jobs on my to do list are to make 500 more paper cranes (who knew I had such delicate folding skills?) and to survive the stag – no tattoos please…
BRIDE TO BE BLOG: TIME TO PANIC