Apr 8, 2010

How long did you date before you got engaged?
1.5 years (Oct. 25, 2008…engaged Jan 29 2010)

Did you get the ring you wanted?
Yes! We sort of picked it out together a few months before.

Was the proposal a complete surprise?
I was thinking we were about a year out so the timing was a surprise, but I knew he was the one quite some time ago.

Do you wish you had a bigger/smaller diamond? If so How big or small?
No. Exactly the size I wanted and the FH being a geologist made certain that I got the most gorgeous diamond possible.

Did you cry when he proposed?
No. He was so shy and nervous and we were in a crowded restaurant (after an extensive scavenger hunt to find him that almost ended up with me getting arrested!). I just was so excited and had to fight the urge to scream.

When do you want to go for your honeymoon?
The FH has asked to keep this as a surprise for me so I have no idea. He has It narrowed down to something close to 20 destinations.

Are you buying his wedding band for him?
Yes. He gets to pick it out.

Have you gone over your original wedding budget?
Oh yes. We wanted to have a small, simple wedding. It will be simple. It will be a reasonable size, but both of us have been surprised at how expensive everything becomes once you say the ‘w’ word.

What day of the year will your wedding be?
April 2011.

What kind of weather?
Ha! Fingures crossed it will be a lovely spring day with sunshine and temps in the 70s.

Outside or Inside?
Outside in a garden. Reception inside a historic barn.

Church/justice of the peace/other?
A family friend of the FH who is a judge.

How many people will be there?

Time of day?

How many bridesmaids? Who would they be?
2 and 2

What kind of cake/what will it look like?
Red Velvet with classic white cream cheese frosting.

What kind of dress will you have/color/material?
Organza and lace San Patrick gown with sweetheart neckline, bodice embellished with rouching. Still on the fence about the veil.

What kind of flowers in your bouquet?
hydrangea, roses, lilacs, orchids

Kind of wedding bands?
White gold, half eternity…gorgeous!!! So hard not to wear it now!

How will you wear your hair?
loose half up-do.

Who will be important to be there?
Mostly family and of course our closest friends.

Will the reception be big or small?
medium. We want to be able to talk to everyone and really have a good time.

What will the groom wear?
black suite.

How old will you and the groom be?
I will be 29 and he'll be 27 (mini cougar)

How long will you be engaged before you get married?
about 14 months

Live together before or wait till married?
Yep…just bought a house!

Take a long time to plan the wedding or will it be simple?
Getting the big stuff out of the way early. Want to DIY some of it, but I am having a hard time making decisions. Hoping this site will help!

Will you do it yourself or with family or hire someone to plan the wedding?
All us….and our moms.

Will you write your own vows or use something pre-made?
We’ll pull them together but I see us each saying the same thing to one another. .
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mrsmathesontobe's Blue wedding
Peterborough, ON, Canada
Your ring is gorgeous!! Love it! Congrats and happy planning!

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