Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Wedding, umm, "fun"?

I haven't posted/ done anything with my newsletter for a week now, as I've spent almost all of it trying to figure out a venue for my wedding next June! It's harder than it seems - does everyone have this much hassle?! I do have ideas for the next PALS issue though, so I will start to create the newsletter soon.

Sooo, wedding issues...originally we (well, I) thought it would be nice to get married in the church my mum goes to, in Exeter. All fine, except you have to be a local resident - albeit only for 8 days before you tell the registry office you want to get married. It's not a major problem as I can go home and give my parents address, but it does feel a bit like we're cheating the system...+ Dan blatantly has some reservations about getting married there, and I don't want him to do something he really doesn't want to + the only place we like in Exeter for the reception is fully booked all Saturdays next summer, although we could have a Friday, and the place does have other rooms (not sure which ones) that are free on Saturdays...

So we have been thinking about other places we could get married, where we won't be screwing the system and will both be happy. Current suggestions are a castle in or near Aberdeen, where we may well be living next June (another story entirely, and another decision we have to make...I'm slowly making it), a castle in Exeter (there's one near Tiverton, it's available but may be very expensive - awaiting the brochure for that one) or the uni halls where Dan lived in Bristol - a nice idea and very pretty but we need to check prices and availability.

I'm so confused, I don't know where to start! I also can't figure out what's least stressful/ affordable/ will make us happiest. I just want to get married somewhere pretty and as stress-free as possible! Should have done it 3 years ago in New Zealand without telling anybody I guess...

Oh dear, back to trying to make a decision...oh, Anne, I haven't forgotten you want a pic of the ring! (Well, I had, but I just remembered). Will try to send one this week!

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