Welcome to the latest update from the Mother of the Bride!
As you probably know by now, my MOB status has been restored with baby daughter’s wedding planned for October 2017 – in Fiji! It is a very small intimate affair with only parents, siblings, and a few close friends. We are now looking at less than 6 months to go!!
It has been decided that there will be a Wedding Celebration party a few weeks after the actual wedding for their wider family and friends to attend.
So in fact they are having two wedding celebrations, an intimate affair in Fiji and a party free for all (well not exactly a free for all)!
It ends up that we still need invitations after all, and we need food and entertainment for the party. There’s a lot more to organise than we first thought! But we have the amazing Mother of the Groom (MOG) on board. Luckily she lives nearby and has been a great help. She loves B2B like a daughter and I couldn’t be happier to have her involved. She is just as excited about it all as I am!!
In my previous posts, MOB #2 update and The MOB returns, we were well on track with our wedding plans. It does make it easy when most of it is organised by the resort, leaving only minimal decisions to be made.
I must say, again, that it’s completely different organising a small, destination wedding. I thoroughly enjoyed my first MOB experience but am glad that this is a different style, so I get to enjoy the variety of wedding days. In reality both daughters are different so their wedding days should reflect this. I’m lucky that my daughters are inclusive and keen for me to get involved.
I have just spent a week with my youngest daughter, B2B and her fiance G2B, sorting through the checklist from the resort in Fiji, making decisions of flower bouquets, colours of chair sashes, table decorations and style of cake. It’s quite stressful but very exciting. Because we have such a small wedding group we don’t need to worry too much about table settings but we do need to decide where to hold the reception. It won’t be any good having it in a huge room meant for 100 guests for instance. Having never been to the resort we are using their wedding planner to help with these decisions as well as the resort’s Facebook page setup for this very for thing. We are learning a lot from everyone else’s questions and haven’t had to ask any of own yet as they have all been asked before!
We took advantage of some quality mother daughter time while I was visiting and had a spa treatment which we loved. We also had a session at B2B’s hairdresser for some wedding hair practice. She had a few ideas of what she wanted but had no real style in mind. B2B is still undecided about having her sisters do her hair and makeup or get it done professionally, so we went with some suggestions from the hairdresser. B2B’s hair is usually quite messy and untamed as she works outside on the water every day and isn’t too fussed with such things. The hairdresser suggested some soft curls and set about creating the most beautiful cascade of curls as in the photos.
B2B has her dress and the G2B and his Best Man have plans in place for their outfits, all very casual! The Bridesmaid has recently relocated to live nearby so the B2B is excited to have her to talk things over with face to face instead of over the phone. I’m happy with this too as the Bridesmaid is a great friend and can help B2B make decisions and plans. I have my outfit sorted and FOB is easy to please. Our flights and accommodation have been booked and we are in touch with the resort’s wedding planner, so we are in full wedding planning mode.
I still have a few things to decide such as hair and nails and I’m working hard at getting a bit fitter and slimmer so I can look Ok in my ‘pineapple’ dress. B2B even had me join her at her gym sessions while I was staying with her, I must say it was fun! I miss these daily types of interactions living so far away.
OK so that’s where we’re at! Less than 6 months to go, it will be here before we know it.
If you have any suggestions please let me know, especially if you’ve done the whole ‘destination’ style wedding before. It’s a completely new experience for us 🙂
I’ll keep you posted.
Deb (just a bit excited)
Note 1: For those of you not in the know here are the meanings of various acronyms.
MOB = Mother of the Bride
FOB = Father of the Bride
MOG = Mother of the Groom
FOG = Father of the Groom
B2B -Bride to be
G2B – Groom to be
Note 2: B2B wrote this beautiful guest post for me a few years ago, it’s very special!
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