Hello everyone. First post after reading for hours over the last couple of days. What a great place, so glad I've found it.
Here's the thing. Got engaged on 20/12/11, wanted to enjoy the engagement fuss and also enjoy Xmas and New Year before the planning started.
So, here we are. Ready to plan and I have absolutely NO idea what I'm doing!! Where do I start? All we know so far is the H2B (oh my goodness, I'm going to have a husband- still getting used to that!!) wants to wear his 1's dress uniform (He's in the Army) and that we want the regimental Padre to perform the service. Don't even know if this is possible. I have no dream wedding, no dream dress, no perfect venue. This is not something I've been planning for the last 20 years like some of my friends. No date yet although we both want this year and H2B has deployment May-September (He returns 10/9/12) and we're having a meeting with Padre on Sunday (and also my first wedding fayre!) I'd prefer a Church but a Civil will be acceptable if we can't get Padre in the Church.
Who am I supposed to call first? Parish Church/Vicar? Find a venue? We can't set a date unless we find a venue and the church matches or if we can't do the church, a civil ceremony that will let Padre conduct it. I'm stuck already and I haven't done ANYTHING yet (although I have seen a lovely table decoration!!)
Any help with collecting my thoughts, how to chose a theme, if it's even needed, would be gratefully appreciated before I spontaniously combust while not knowing who's number to dial whilst sat here with my phone in my hand!
That said, I'm SO excited. Me? A Bride? Who'd have thought :)