We’re getting married on April 25th! It will be in Edinburgh – pretty much the opposite end of the country to where we live as Southerners. Neither Zack or I have actually ever been to Edinburgh, so why are we going you ask? Because if we go to Edinburgh we:
1. Get to get married in a far nicer registry office
2. can incorporate the wedding with a nice holiday
3. get to have a really small wedding i.e. parents and their significant others only.
To say little planning as gone into the Wedding would be an understatement. I have put more effort into deciding what type of chocolate to buy – it’s a very important decision! The main reason has been because Zack and I would ideally just be married. If only online weddings were legally binding.
If we have to attend a ceremony then why not have a holiday too?! Edinburgh seemed the ideal venue as it ticks all the boxes – historical, pretty, easy to get to, a castle. So eight of us – me, Zack, his parents, my mum and Stepdad and my Dad plus Girlfriend are all off for the week 23-30th April and it just happens to include Zack and I getting married on the Thursday morning.
Earlier today I begun filling out the marriage forms, the registry office will most likely be pleased that we will be having the simplest ceremony possible. We all arrive in a taxi, I am not getting walked down the aisle by anyone, there will be no readings and best of all the only people there I am comfortable standing in-front off feeling a bit silly.
In some ways we are actually being traditional – my dress although £15 (love a bargain) is ivory lace and Zack will wear a suit. My suggestion of him wearing a kilt just because we were in Scotland did not go down too well.
Some of my friends clearly think I am insane to not take advantage of having a day that is all about me. I cannot imagine anything worse. People stare at me enough as it is – could be the curly hair or the insane paleness or Zack’s suspicion that when wearing certain clothes I look a bit like Amy Pond from Doctor Who – I really do not see it either. If I was wearing some over the top meringue and worrying about looking anything other than immaculate in photos I would think it a nightmare. Plus, the cost! The amount of money that can be spent on weddings makes my head spin. Finally, matching napkins to the flowers to the cake ribbon to the bridesmaids dresses = zzzz.
I am very much looking forward to our trip and being Zack’s wife – Mrs Allnutt, yay! I am just still not too sure about the standing in a room doing a speech bit. Ah well.