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Each Friday, I would like to share a word of the week with you. Something that summarises what I’ve been up to, how I’ve felt and how life is generally going. I’d love if you’d share one in the comments. It can be so therapeutic to reflect on what’s been happening, good or bad!
This week I have chosen the word booking
From wedding plans for next year, to a catch up with friends next week, I feel like I’ve had my nose permanently stuck in my diary all week long with bookings.
Contrary to what everyone tells you, I have found wedding planning very stress free so far. We’ve made decisions on venue, guest list, decor and other important details without any arguments. Everything has been sorted in plenty of time and I have been feeling very relaxed. Then a family member mentioned that she had called for an appointment to have her hair done on our wedding day, only to be told there were no appointments. This was something I wasn’t in a rush to get sorted. As the bride…I should probably get it booked soon. eek!
You will be relieved to know I have been in touch with a few hairdressers and make-up artists that come recommended but won’t break the bank. I’ve found a balance and booked two wonderful ladies for my big day. I can now relax again. Until I realise there’s something else that I have forgotten about that is.
Of course, after the wedding comes the honeymoon! As with any holiday, it helps keep the price low if you book it a good few months in advance. We’ve been on the phone to a couple of travel agents going over our plans. Originally we had a budget in mind and were essentially ready to book once an itinerary had been put together.
On reflection, our dream honeymoon is going to be incredibly expensive and although we could possibly manage it at a push we’ve decided to go for something simpler. Those of you who follow my other blog My Debt Diary will know that I am currently on a mission to clear my debt. We have decided that it would make more sense to go for a more affordable honeymoon and begin married life with money in our pockets, instead of a credit card to pay off!
A little more simple than the others, but still very important, is booking in time with friends. I live 200 miles away from home now and don’t get to see them as often as I’d like so I always make sure to reach out and make plans for dinner or a cuppa and a good catch up. It sounds like most of us will be free this time. This is a rare occurrence the older we get and I’m really looking forward to it!
This past week has definitely been a mixture of excitement and panic! So many wonderful things are going to be happening in the next ten months, but it has been an eye opener realising just how expensive everything is…or can be, depending on how you plan for them.
So there it is, my word of the week and a summary of the past seven days.
You can read last week’s post here.
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