PLANING A WEDDING … No wait its CHRISTENING not a wedding !

Chloe is now 5 months so it’s time to Christen her. We decided to do it in Poland where I come from. I am not joking it’s like planning a mini wedding ! 

Trying to plan it means needing to spend hours on the Internet, to search, search and searchwhile having 5 month old baby to look after – it was proving very difficult and time consuming. 

You do want it to be special, doesn’t matter what you do or how much money you spent. You want it special and you do everything to make sure that it is like that, and all of it for someone who won’t have a clue what’s going on, nor will they appreciate all the work which went in to it. This makes it sound as if we do it for ourself not the babies 😊….. 

*Invitations*

This was so much more complicated and time consuming that I had imagined! It took forever to find something that I loved and that didn’t cost a fortune. I was very close to just sending an email saying : this is the date can you come or not ? Text me back:-)  I ended up designing it myself, which took so much longer . You see I am a Visual Merchandiser Manager at a very big fashion brand. That means that visually I am so picky, it needs to look great and nothing less than perfect will do (sometimes this is a real pain in the ass). 

Once invitations were posted I needed to keep chasing people because it’s too much to ask to RSVP on time. 

*VENUE*

 It’s exactly what I did 5 years ago when I was looking for my wedding venue. It needs to be perfect: not too big not to small, with private area, nice and smart but not too posh, and obviously at a good price. I think that I have written to every hotel and restaurant in Wroclaws Market Square ! Once that was sorted we had to choose the menu and then start the most important bit which is planning on how to decorate it. 

*DECORATIONS* 

This is the part I love ! Coming up with the idea on how I want the place to look like and how to make it happen. Surprisingly it was taking so much time to first figure out what I wanted to do and then to source everything needed. Who would think that finding decorations can be so difficult ???!!! I went for a white and pink scheme (that sounded very much like wedding) with balloons in the middle of the table as a centerpiece (eeehhhh like wedding again), very small sweet counter and lots of paper pom-poms. It all looks amazing in my head, let’s hope that it will look like that in real life! 

*CAKE*

 Loved looking on the Internet st all of those beautiful cakes. I could have ordered 10 different ones. Deciding on only one was proving very difficult!!! Very difficult  (I got it down to 5 I liked very much) It was so difficult that I ended up mixing bits from 5 of them and designing my own cake! Now if I had to order it in London it would have been fine, go to a cake maker and show what I want. Doing it through the email is a bit more difficult😃 I had to sent lots of phots with arrows pointing at what I want where, photos with things crossed off and a very long email explaining everything….let’s see how it will look when I pick it up (if I pulled it of I am a genus) 

*DRESS*

I didn’t know that nowadays the only place to buy Christening outfit is Internet. As we all know photos and the real thing very often are totally different; after spending hours online I ended up buying 5 different dresses hoping that one of them will be good. Luckylie one of them is perfect (will post photos of Chloe in it later). 

Once I got all of that organised I had to start all over again; due to lots of guests not being able to come to Poland we decided that we need to have party in UK as well. So Chloe will have 2 parties 😀 and I have a lot to do to make it happen !!!! 

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