In real life, I'm usually quite savvy. I won't blow money on new high-end clothes each month (recent jeans purchase aside, ahem) and I'd rather get thrifted items than ones that make me feel guilty as soon as I get them home.
However, there are some expenses in life that are unavoidable. Watch out, we're approaching the W word.
Now, I don't have a rational explanation for this, but it seems that usually smart, sensible girls see a diamond ring and woomph, that's it. They've become briderella. They need doves, their own signature cocktail and to immediately plan an ice sculpture of them and their fiancé.
I am not one of these girls. After a year of being engaged, I've recently ventured into the world of wedding planning and my eyes have been prised open. Meals that would usually cost about £10 are suddenly £45, a chair cover costs more than the chair itself, and people are willing to pay £900 for ICE CREAM. I kid you not.
Anyway, my thoughts on the wedding industry aside, I was invited to The Emirates Premier Wedding Exhibition, so me and my unsuspecting bezzie tootled off to see what the fuss was about.
We were hit with every girls dream. Rails of white flouncy heaven, string quartets, free champagne, photo booths, fashion shows and cake, did I mention free champagne?
Whilst I'm definitely not convinced that these things are necessary, it was a little glimpse into a fairytale world.
The Premier Wedding Exhibition was hosted by White Weddings: