I'm off to my Hens Party this afternoon..
It has been organised by one of my Besties with help from my Bridesmaids.
At first I was a bit jittery about having something planned for me.. But my inner slacker triumphed over my inner control freak, and have just been left feeling incredibly grateful at not having to do anything except turn up.
Am planning on having a total bender...
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...So it's a good thing I've managed to cross some stuff off the list.
- Vegan Food sorted! Thanks for all the suggestions Girls. I called all the ones you suggested and they were all great, really helpful and enthusiastic. We have ended up going with Soul Tree, because she was able to give me quote and menu options over the phone.. and it's near our venue so will make it easier to deliver on the day. They will be providing mushroom pies, pumpkin balls, nori rolls, stuffed zucchinis and beetroot patties, as well a selection of vegan chocolates and slices for dessert. I am going to tell the Vegans to make themselves known to the staff.. to ensure that the right food goes to the right people (although I have catered for 4 Vegans just incase)
-Buses are organised. We have two. Went with Roberts Luxury Tours, as they were easy to deal with and the coaches look nice and comfortable, and lots of our bus-catching guests are a bit older. So there will be two departure times, one at 11pm and the other after midnight to collect the stragglers! Only bummer is no drinking allowed on the buses but oh well.
-Booked in for our meeting with photographer and an engagement shoot. It will be on the Wednesday before our wedding. So I'm not too sure what we will ever do with the engagement photos as they will end up being totally overshadowed by the wedding photos.. But it will give us a bit of practice in front of the camera, especially the Mister who is extremely reluctant. (So no, there wont be any shots of him in gingham shirt wearing a bowtie riding a bike or eating picnic!) And more importantly will be good opportunity to discuss details of the day with photographer.
- Have organised rehearsal with our Celebrant. It's not at our venue but just in the park near our house to give people the jist of where they stand and what they do. The Mister doesn't see the point of doing this but I've told him he can thank me later. I'm also dragging a couple of his groomsmen along who are just humouring me, but I'm standing my ground on this one! Have been Bridesmaid a few times and hate the awkwardness of not knowing what Im supposed to be doing.
- Submitted our playlist to our DJ. It was like being back at high school. We missed our deadline (supposed to be done 10 days before the wedding). So had to call and ask for an extension! Which they granted us.. yet still found ourselves doing at the last minute! Anyway they are done. We have a meeting with our DJ on Tuesday to 'discuss our choices' uh oh.
So with those jobs done I'm ready to let my hair down this afternoon! wheeeeeee!!!!!