Yes you heard it right – less than 7 days till the engagement – eeeeeeeeeeeeeks!!!!
Sound like a broken record but it literally has come round so quick, time really does fly!
How am I feeling? I would say I’m feeling nervous, excited and slightly stressed! Nervous because this is my first real big function in our family apart from my 21st and I know all eyes are going to be on me. I’m nervous for my entrance as I’m thinking what if I trip over? So so silly I know. I’m excited because, well because it’s my frikken engagement!!!! I can’t wait for both mine and Dav’s family to come together and celebrate this special moment in our life. I’m really hoping Dav will get down on one knee (again) in front of our families. He’s assured me he’s not though – booooo!
Stressed? In a word yes. Why? Because no matter how organised you are, (yes I’m very organised ) there are always last minute things you think of or last minute things you have to confirm with your suppliers, pay deposits, finalise details etc etc. So that’s what takes up the time. I’m so glad I was organised because all the main things are booked etc but it’s just finalisation. I know people who leave things right till the last minute and all I can say is god help them. Some things have to be done last minute like your beauty treatments (can’t wait for my salon day) or getting the fruit baskets for the karmai but lots and lots of things can be done in advance.
Be prepared to things to go wrong as well. For example I went for my outfit fitting last week and I had dropped so much weight that my outfit was loose, so after 5 hours, lots of tailoring and endless outfit changes I was happy. Be prepared for things like this and don’t let it dishearten you – its all part of the last minute Indian wedding/engagement mad panic!
Something very special also happend this week. I had applied for sponsorship for my lovely cousin in India to come over for the engagement. She’s only 20 bless her and we’re really close. I was hoping she would get the visa for my engagement because that really would be the icing on the cake. Most of my mum’s family is abroad and it would have been nice to have some nanke representation for the engagement. I was stupidly nervous for her and whatsapping her every morning to ask if she had heard back. I really didn’t know what was going to happen. All I knew was that I would have been gutted if she didn’t get the visa. Then it was that Tuesday morning when she whatsapped me saying “Didi I got the visa” and lots of emoji smiley faces. I was so so pleased and I had tears of happiness and joy. Me and mum were jumping up and down in excitement, it was a beautiful moment. We lost our cousin in January this year so it was so nice to finally have some happiness and joy on my mum’s side of the family! Pumped for her arrival on Tuesday!!! Whoop whoop!
She’s been busy getting me last minute bits from Phagwara. The joys of modern technology eh? I had the pleasure from choosing from the below selection 😉
So anyway I think I have blabbed on way too much! So its the final week and I’m ready for it! I want to take it easy, and my lovely cousin is arriving too so it’s going to be very dreamy and special.
I’ll keep you posted on how I get on next week!
Until next time…