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As the wedding will be a semi DIY affair, this blog may become a tad more wedding orientated, especially as I'm buying many things early to try and spread the cost. Some of the wedding favours will be made by me, likewise the confetti alternatives for the service. And of course, we must get back on track with our crane folding! In an attempt to drum up some cash for the big day though, I'm going to be opening an etsy shop next month which will be called Capes and Crafts and will sell mostly cross stitches and bunting of the nerdy variety.
All the proceeds will be going towards the wedding fund, and I may even be buying my dress next month, as I've seen it on etsy and want to snap it up before someone else does! However, some aspects of the wedding are already causing headaches, as there are those who are probably a bit surprised by how untraditional and offbeat it'll be. When I laid down my 'no speeches' rule, I was almost immediately informed that I 'have to have speeches.' Of course, the only things I 'have' to do are the legal parts. So there may be a few cases of not backing down on traditional aspects which don't feel right for us.
Also, rather pathetically, during one of our wedding discussions, it was discovered that both I and the boyfriend are most excited about the prospect of at least one night in a hotel without the kids! As terrible as that sounds, I've never spent a night away from the kids, and I could certainly use it!
Stay tuned for more etsy updates as I start to fully stock my store, and a post about the best fabric seller I've found on eBay.