Real Bride Diaries: Lucy and Rory say ‘I do’

I’m going to 100% honest and say that I really, really didn’t enjoy organising the wedding on the whole. I think that, because I never saw myself getting married, I didn’t have a clue how I wanted my wedding to be and I just felt really overwhelmed. I knew from the start that I didn’t want to wear a white dress, that I didn’t want my Dad to ‘give me away’, that I was definitely going to make a speech, that I wasn’t going to change my name, even that I didn’t want to spend loads of money on a wedding cake!

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The Top 10 reasons why my hen do was wonderbar

So, after years of going to friends’ hen do’s, I finally went to my own. And I’m still in shock…and rather hungover. Nothing gives you clarity on what you want for your own hen do like going to a zillion others. So what is the natural thing to do…? Why it’s obvious: book your own hen do and ensure […]

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The stag ‘do: LADS LADS LADS LADS

I think there must be a STAG BIBLE somewhere, which all men are privy to, probably written by the LAD Bible people, listing the TOP 10 THINGS YOU MUST DO TO A STAG. Activities must include all-day drinking, perhaps some paint-balling, clay-pigeon shooting or other testosterone-filled activities, and most certainly dirty pints. I’m not going to lie, I’m […]

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Behold: The Wedding ‘Meeting’

Wedding blog diaries: The other night, Mr DTE and I had a wedding planning ‘meeting’ with the parentals.  I think project meetings for the Olympics have been more straight forward. Yet, perhaps less productive: Seating plan? POW. Timings? POW. Music? POW. Action plan? POW.  We were like a family of ninjas. KAPOW. Turns out, when I […]

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Mumsnet Gate: When is it ever appropriate to ask for a bigger wedding present gift? (The answer is NEVER EVER EVER)

So if you haven’t heard about the Mumsnet story, here it is in a nutshell: there was once an extremely generous wedding guest who sent a cheque of £100 to the bride and groom (the bride was an ex-colleague), and instead of being thanked for her incredible generosity, instead she received very craftily worded email asking her […]

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