As I wrote down my list I thought I’d come back later and clarify a few things…

We decided on a christmas wedding because far distant families can come at non-summer prices, because lots of decorations come free, and we even get added seasonal perks like a free dj with the venue.

Bridesmaids will all be in different style dresses in different shades of blue and green. All will be similar length and same fabrics.

I’m hoping to eventually upload a series on youTube about how I made things – especially the bridesmaid dresses and my wedding dress.

I’ve already chosen fabrics, my dress will have a lot of eco-friendly fabric but some fabrics I was stuck with more traditional choices due to function and colours. A more focused post (with pictures!) later.

We’re going to be making various jams, chutneys, preserves, relishes and sauces for our favours and packaging them in recycled glass jars. We’re saving up jars already and will be making them all next year. We’re also planning to decorate incorporating name cards so that gets a ✓ too!

Kim Debling is a Hampshire, UK based designer and Director of her own company Kestrel Design Ltd. She is mum to Rose and Harvey and wife to her best friend Steve.  She’s fighting off Stage 4 Lymphoma and sharing her story along the way, mainly via YouTube. Kim is passionate about being happy, mental wellbeing and in particular art and creative pursuits as therapy during tough times. She teaches online at Udemy, has published books and has art and printables available for sale.

Some clarifications was last modified: April 30th, 2015 by Kim Debling