Yep, that’s right. We have finally found something that suits us. And this has meant we have set the date. After all that to-ing and fro-ing, it looks like we’re getting married on Saturday 20th August this year. Now this summer had been our original plan when we got engaged, but as we were struggling to find venues in London that we liked and that weren’t extortionately priced – see posts here and here for more on that – we put the wedding provisionally back to Easter 2011.
But, in February, on trips to Denmark and to Hull, we started contemplating different venue options in Hull/ the East Riding and decided if we could get a ceremony venue and the immediate family was free we’d run with it.
This means that as of today we have 169 days to go. Luckily we’re going for a relatively relaxed and small wedding up in East Yorkshire (where I come from), so hopefully there shouldn’t be too much stuff to fill those 169 days with. But to me it feels like, if you have 12 months to organise a wedding, it takes 12 months to organise a wedding, whether it needs to or not.
So, tonight, after spending the last 3 nights grappling with Adobe Illustrator, InDesign and Photoshop, I have put the finishing touches to the font my sister designed for us, and have created and ordered our ‘save the date’ cards, the most fussy part of our wedding I think. And I’ve made a wedding website for those we’re inviting to get more information on travel and hotels, so I’m feeling fairly organised.
I’ll give you a taster of them soon enough. In the meantime I’m heading out to try on wedding dresses tomorrow with my friend Emma and will no doubt have something to say about that tomorrow.
In the meantime, here’s where we’re having our ceremony – the lovely Hull City Hall. I’ll share the reception venue details with you soon enough…
About Hull City Hall
Hull City Hall is a Civic Building in Kingston upon Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire, England. It is a Grade II listed building, built in Baroque Revival style by Hull’s City architect JH Hirst 1903-09, and was restored c.1950 following war damage, and altered in 1986 and 1989.
Located in Queen Victoria Square in the city centre, Hull City Hall is home to a grand central hall which plays host to a varied programme of concerts as well as civic functions such as graduation ceremonies for the University of Hull (I graduated here and put on my robes in the Mortimer Suite where the wedding will be held).