Real Jewish Brides: Charlotte on Getting the Wedding Spark Back

Charlotte will be marrying Adam on 25th April 2021 at Swynford Manor in Newmarket, UK. Click here to read all Charlotte’s planning posts to date.

THREE FACTS: (1) Adam proposed to Charlotte on holiday in Cyprus (2) Charlotte and Adam met at work in London (3) Charlotte is a member of STG Brides Club!

The last update I wrote was about the latest guidance given by the government and the impact it had on me. The announcement really knocked me and I was devastated. For days after I cried or felt angry. It was comforting to know that I wasn’t alone and all of us felt sad, angry or both.

6 months before the wedding we were due to meet with our wedding coordinator and plan the details of the day. I had been so excited to do this and get those decisions made and start to see our day come together.

Ahead of the planning meeting Adam and I talked, a lot, about a wedding for 15 and how we felt about it and we decided that if it’s a wedding of 15, we will likely postpone the whole day. Our magic number for the wedding to go ahead as planned is 17. Whilst we have so many more we want to be there (it’s planned to be a wedding for 140) without these 17 people there, the day, for us, just wouldn’t be the same. There have been some absolutely breath-taking micro-weddings and whilst I don’t doubt that the day would still be beautiful, Adam and I aren’t can’t envisage our day without our siblings and our grandparents being there.

Meeting the Venue

I had read horror stories of couples speaking to their venues to find they were not accommodating, requesting additional deposits, not allowing them to postpone or cancel or enforcing that their marriage go ahead on their date, regardless, or they lose their money. I was nervous for nothing.

The aim of the meeting had changed and there were so many questions! ‘What happens if it’s only 15 or 30 people?’, ‘What does a wedding of this size look like?’, ‘How does this effect the cost?’, ‘What happens if we postpone?’. The list was endless, and I asked every question.

We came out of the meeting with a plan. We knew that a wedding for 15 wasn’t on the cards for us and now we have a plan for a wedding of 30. We know what a wedding for 30 will look like, how the day will work and we can choose a date for 2022 for our larger celebration. Whilst it isn’t the day we expected to have, now we get to celebrate our marriage twice! And, wear my dress, twice!

Since the meeting my ‘spark’ has come back and I am more excited for the day and whilst I have put things like booking the music on hold, until we know more, I have done things that I know I will still need like buying my hair pieces and my shoes! VERY excited about the shoes!

157 days to go, and I cannot wait!

Until next time. X


Click here to read all Charlotte’s planning posts to date

Charlotte & Adam’s Wedding Vendors booked so far:

Photography – Point and Click Photography
Wedding venue – Swynford Manor
Flowers – Designer Flowers Essex
Dress – Davids Bridal
Cake – Keen for Cakes
Makeup – Amanda Steed Makeup

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