The first rule in finding your wedding story is be honest with yourself. Don’t be something you’re not and don’t look for what’s considered traditionally romantic.
To give you a sense of what we mean, Heidi (Speechy’s Top Dog) reveals some of the stories she considered when writing her wedding speech…
1 – The one where my mates thought I’d joined a cult
True story. Roger introduced me to camping, explained a night out didn’t have to result in a hangover and encouraged me to let my natural hair colour grow in. My friends thought I’d gone insane and attempted an ‘intervention’. Seeing as we’re not actually American, this involved them taking me to the pub and asking ‘so, like, you really don’t want to be blonde anymore?’.
I explained (whisper it) I might be in love. I’d gone camping for a third time which surely proved it. I also explained I rather enjoyed having hair that matched my eyebrows.
2 – The one where it absolutely wasn’t love at first sight
We met numerous times and positively ignored each other. I was put off because he drank Campari and he was put off by, well, I can only assume my superior intelligence and sophisticated demeanour. Took us three years (and two bottles of cheap wine) to hook up and admit we really rather liked each other.
He occasionally still orders Campari.
3 – The one where we discover we’re ridiculously different
See the note below. This is genuine ‘house rules’ Roger left me relating to the sound levels in the house. Of course, they were duly ignored (after they were posted on Facebook) but the note proves that old saying that ‘opposites attract’.
Clearly it also proves that ‘opposites regularly annoy each other’ but no need to go into that…