Planning a Wedding with 5 weeks to go

Planning a wedding is one of the top ten most stressful things to organize, ever. Now, this could be just me saying that but if you’ve ever organised your own wedding, you’ll agree with me. We have just six weeks left before our big day and I cannot believe how quickly the time has gone.

Over the last week, we did hit a few snags, which we will look back on after all of this and laugh about. I hope. For example, the hotel made us aware we still needed a registrar. Whereas we were lead to believe that we had one included in our package. Wrong. Secondly, my Bridesmaid reminded me that we needed a marriage schedule {a license}. Yeah, we didn’t even realise this either!

Thank goodness she said something because there is a 28-day prior-to-the-Wedding-deadline and if you miss it, you’ll have to postpone your Wedding. Luckily we sorted out all of the documentation we needed and were sat in City Hall getting in sorted within a week. Phew. More importantly, applying for our marriage license before the deadline.

Our next job was to find a registrar to perform the civil ceremony. I cannot believe that five weeks before our wedding we were needing to do this. To make things a little more stressful, there were no registrars available for our Wedding day. Not a single one. Who would have thought 4pm on a Thursday afternoon would be such a popular time to get married.

However, our hotel wedding coordinator saved the day and introduced us to Henry. A lovely retired minister and who was also available to make us husband and wife. A religious ceremony wasn’t our plan but if he is the only person that was available, we couldn’t exactly say no.

So aside from registrar hunting and rushing to sort out a marriage license, the final thing we needed for the big day was our rings. Thankfully we bought those over the weekend and now we have everything we need for the big day. Everything else is just cosmetic and I every faith {I think} that it will all come together.

It’s all coming round so fast!!! Eeeek!!!

D xx



  1. 27/07/2016 / 11:00 AM

    Glad you got everything sorted. Jean

  2. Sherrie
    28/07/2016 / 8:18 AM

    I understand completely- when i was organising our wedding.. I had just been promoted (may)- moved into our new house (july) + granny passed away (august) – wedding in September – looking back now im suprised Ryan even said yes!
    Thankfully you have everything sorted!
    Roll on the big day!!!

  3. 28/07/2016 / 9:49 AM

    Oh the stress of a wedding. I can completely agree with you on this but I am very organised person so don’t know why I always stress.
    We were supposed to get married tomorrow and I feel sad and devastated that we had to cancel it because of the stupid hotel closing down. In saying that I am furious at the bridal shop because after 7 months my wedding dress still hasn’t arrived. They will get some grief from me when I collect it.

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