I am the luckiest bride-to-be in the World. Not only because I am marrying my perfect man, but also because I really do have the best family and friends to help me with all the planning – despite the occasional little disagreements.
As the wedding will take place in Spain and I have an amazing wedding coordinator there (my mum… with the help of my sister, my aunt, and a couple of friends), Dele and I decided to keep things easy and use local wedding suppliers in Almería.
Now that I have read the last sentence above twice, it does sound like we are just lazy and want people to do everything for us! Really, it's them that want to take on all the organising without us even asking! And who would say no to that…
There are certain limits, though. The fact that we are far away from our "wedding destination" doesn’t mean that my team of organisers can do what they want. From the beginning, Dele and I agreed on the type of wedding we both wanted, based on what was feasible and affordable and obviously, we made our team know.
Since then, it has been a combination of ideas and research from everyone, with my mum playing a great role speaking to people, visiting suppliers and keeping me updated at all times.
We were so excited and at the same time concerned about the fact that Dele and I couldn’t go to Spain much before the wedding, that she almost organised the whole wedding in a month!
However, thanks to all her hard work, when Dele and I went to Almería for a week just after Easter, my mum had already selected some of the best suppliers and products making our decision process easier. To give you an example, I chose my wedding dress in less than a day!
Without all the help we’ve had I'm sure there would be a lot more disagreements and a lot more stress, so thank you, mum!