Today's post on rock my wedding is about a couple who spent two years living in Australia, returning to the UK only 6 months before their wedding. Sounds familiar...
They went through a planning process very similar to ours - organising the big things from down under, and leaving the smaller things until they got back. The bride had slightly more event planning experience (i.e. the BAFTAs) than me though!
Her parents viewed the venue for her (although it sounds like they'd all been to events there before), and they contacted the vicar by email. This has been by far the weirdest and funniest part of our planning so far - my dad spoke to Father Nick after sunday service one week, and came away with a provisional yes and his contact details. I had two choices for discussing our wedding with the man who was hopefully going to marry us - email or Skype!
I couldn't do it - everyone wanted me to Skype the vicar but I opted for email instead! Even this was odd (I had no idea how to address the email) but it was much less scary than Skype (with a 13 hour time difference)! We did have a small world moment when Father Nick revealed that his sister currently lives near us in Auckland, and actually does a similar job to me!
Nick has been really great, answering all my random email questions and forgiving me when I forgot to return the form with our details on. I'm looking forward to meeting him properly, and I'm excited that he's going to be the one to marry us - but I'm still planning to avoid Skyping him!