6 Months On – Wedding FAQ

wedding photo collection from Printiki

Gosh, 6 months already. How and when did that happen? It seemed like only yesterday that I was walking (well, more like marching) down the aisle and became a wife that I can hardly believe I am writing this right now. So much has happened since then… So I’ve decided to put together a list of frequently asked wedding questions that you sent to me over on instagram and have answered them below. Enjoy!

How did you budget for it/how long did it take for you to save?

We were engaged for nearly two years before we tied the knot, and everything we saved during that time went towards the wedding. Our parents helped out a little bit in securing the venue, but the rest was all down to us. Luckily we got married at a place that offered wedding packages which helped out a lot in terms of costs, and we went to a couple of wedding fairs to get discounts off other things (like the photobooth we had in the evening).

What was your reaction when he asked for your hand?

HOLY SHIT DID YOU ASK MY MUM?! Yep, that’s exactly what I blurted out as soon as he asked me to marry him. My mind had gone completely numb with shock as I watched him twirl around and get down on one knee. I knew that I always wanted to marry him, and we talked about marriage before, but I had pushed it out of my mind as I thought we were probably too young. But you’re never too young to know who you want to spend the rest of your life with <3

Was keeping to a budget stressful?

It wasn’t as stressful as I thought, to tell you the truth! The process went a lot smoother after securing and paying the deposit for our venue, and having a Pinterest board of exactly everything I wanted helped me narrow down my search so I didn’t do a lot of mindless spending. Some of my friends offered their services to me as wedding gifts (my friend Amy provided the wedding decorations, S’s cousin made our wedding cake, and S’s grandad contributed towards getting our hair done) which helped out a lot.

Where did you get your photo album from?

Instead of creating a photo album, we decided to get some photos done with Printiki* so that we could regularly swap out our photo frames. As always, the photos came out perfectly. I’ve been tempted by the whole scrapbook idea and to fill the last few pages of our guestbook with these, so all of our good memories are in one place.

young married couple surrounded by printiki wedding photos

What was your biggest fear in preparing the wedding ceremony?

That people would bring plus-ones without telling us. We tried out best to hint it in the politest possible way that we only invited the people who’s name were written on the invitations, but I was still struck with worry that someone would bring along a stranger to our intimate ceremony. Other than that, I was so worried I’ll trip up when walking down the aisle!

Where did you go for your honeymoon?

We decided that instead of having a two week honeymoon right after the wedding, we’d spend one week in Marrakesh/Morocco, and then a long weekend in Amsterdam. If I could give any advice to people it’s to do this because it gives you two holidays to look forward to (especially if you plan them quite far apart from each other).

How many fittings did it take for you to find the perfect dress? How did you decide on it and why was it, “the one”?

I only went into one store because I had quite a tight budget (and didn’t want to spend over £1k just for a dress). I knew what I was looking for; something simple yet elegant with a fishtail, but as soon as I tried on my fourth dress I knew it was The One. It was the total opposite of what I was looking for but I felt as if I had transformed into a princess, and you should’ve heard the gasps from my mum and my two bridesmaids. I tried some more after that to see if any others made me feel like royalty, but then I went back to that one. I think I tried on about 11 dresses in total!

That’s all for now, cuties! Were there any more questions you’d like to ask us?

Love,
Lizzie xx

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16 Comments
  • WritingIntoTheEther
    April 12, 2019

    These pics of you and Stef. I just can’t 😭 you guys are too CUTEEEEE!

  • Karolina Karolcia
    April 12, 2019

    Awwwh that’s cute! I love a couple. The way he asked you and you asked about your mom! Haha hilarious. Love it. ladynotebook.wordpress.com

  • Nicola
    April 12, 2019

    Lovely post! It’s always so nice to read other people’s wedding stories. My wedding day went by in a blur and I don’t remember much of it!

    Nicola
    http://nicshealthylife.co.uk

    • LizzieBee
      April 12, 2019

      Awh thank you so much! And they really do, don’t they? Can’t believe how much I was stressing the day before the wedding, because everything was a blur on the actual day.

  • With the DeVaulls
    April 12, 2019

    This was a great post! Congrats on half a year! We were on a budget as well and everything came out perfect. Wishing you two many years of happiness!

  • Sammy Mann
    April 12, 2019

    I’m getting married next year and I am so worried that people will be turning up with random plus ones! And that I’ll fall over – it’s something I do most days anyway! 😛
    Glad to know I’m not the only one and that there are other people thinking about the same things as me for the big day 🙂 Currently planning two honeymoons like you talk about in the post. Something in this country for just after the wedding and then something bigger for later in the year. Did you go off on holiday straight after the reception?

    Sammy | selfcaresloth.wordpress.com

  • Ari Sakurai
    April 12, 2019

    I’m so happy for you both <3

  • Life With 2 tots
    April 12, 2019

    Aw Lizzie your day looks lovely! How old are you both just out of curiosity as you said you felt you were to young?xx where did you choose your honeymoon out of the 2?xx

    • LizzieBee
      April 12, 2019

      Awh thank you so much! And I’m in my twenties 😀 We went to two honeymoons, both Morocco and Amsterdam xx

  • Emily Tyler
    April 12, 2019

    Weddings are fun and stressful. I had a great time organising mine, glad you did too!

  • Isobel Thomas
    April 12, 2019

    You two are such acute couple!loved reading this post Lizzie! The photos are also such a cute idea!

    Isobel x

    http://www.fashionistachic14.blogspot.co.uk

  • Gemma Turley
    April 12, 2019

    Love the two honeymoons idea, makes it more fun I think 🙂

    Gemma
    http://Www.justgem.co.uk

  • Ann
    April 12, 2019

    awww so sweet of you twoo lovebirds <3
    i love reading personal stuff right here as im wishing for
    my own someday XD

  • Natalee
    April 12, 2019

    Aww Lizzie you and your husband are such a cute couple! 😀 You looked gorgeous on your wedding photos. <3

    https://theremightbecoffee.wordpress.com

  • Emily Harrison
    April 12, 2019

    Such a cute couple! The pictures look amazing xx

  • BlendedDadUK
    November 11, 2018

    Going to recommend that my fiancé read this post, we are currently in the midst of beginning wedding planning and along with the excitement she’s feeling those justifiable worries about budgeting and guest lists!