The dress dilemma

With a year to go until our wedding, now’s the time to start looking for a dress. This is what everyone keeps telling me.

Twelve months is, I’m told, the perfect length of time in which to look, try, be measured for, order, wait for and, finally, alter the dress for your big day. That seems like a lot of faffing about to me, but if I want a traditional wedding dress this is what must be done.

The problem is that I’m not Continue reading


Marrying on independence day – the wedding’s off

This time next year Chris and I will be getting ready for our wedding. The planning is well underway and we’re starting to get really excited. We’re also really pleased that we opted for 2017 and not 2016, because this morning the news that the UK is leaving Europe would have cast a shadow over much of the day.


It’s bad enough that we’re leaving Europe, but now Nigel Farage and others are billing June 24th as independence day.

‘I don’t want to get married on independence day,’ I told Chris this morning. ‘We’ll have to cancel the wedding.’

That’s how Continue reading