Bride To Be / Candice

Candice’s Bridal Diary: Struggling to Commit

With just over six months to go until The Big Day, I feel fairly comfortable that we have all the “big” things booked and arranged – venue, church, photographer, bridal party. I then look at all of the wedding countdown checklists available, and I’m told I’m meant to have all of this already done:

  • Research and book your vendors -photographer, videographer, reception music and florist
  • Buy lingerie for your wedding day
  • Think about your floral décor
  • Decide on a colour scheme
  • Order wedding dress
  • Research and reserve accommodation for guests
  • Register for any gift lists you want
  • Book ceremony musicians
  • Order bridesmaid dresses
  • Buy accessories i.e. shoes for bridesmaids
  • Book florist
  • Book honeymoon
  • Send save-the-date cards
  • Buy wedding rings

And then, I don’t feel so comfortable any more. I have a rough idea about most of these, but honestly, shoes for bridesmaids? Six months before the wedding? And lingerie for me? I don’t even know what size I’m going to be then (but of course, ever hopefully it will be a slightly smaller one than I am now). I think I’m suffering from Fear of Commitment. Not, of course, to get married, but of committing to vendors. I’ve been communicating with a make up artist for over a month, but just can’t seem to get my fingers to type the words “please book the date so I can pay you” . The same with bridesmaids dresses (which, unlike the shoes, I have at least started to think about). I always have the half-thought in the back of my head popping up saying “what if you find an even better make up artist / dresses for your bridesmaids – you do have a WHOLE six months still”. Sadly, if the great Wedding Oracle is to be believed, I may not have as much time as I think to decide. What do you think? Is it still a little early to be choosing shoes and lingerie, or should I just decide now and stick with it for the next six months?

Read more from Candice as she plans her wedding in our Bride to Be section.

Photograph courtesy of Candice Le Noury ©

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