As well as being one of the most expensive days of my life, my wedding, it seems, has somehow given me the licence to spend, everywhere.

I've just got back from the Smythson press day, where they showcase next season's goodies, and I've fallen in love with a purple lapis travel wallet. Absolutely necessary for my honeymoon, obviously. And on the way out I spotted a rather smart business card holder. Another essential for my new grown up life as a Mrs. No more rummaging around in the bottom of my handbag for the last one for me, no siree.

I've never need much of an excuse to shop 'til my credit rating drops, but getting married seems to have opened the floodgates. Not only things I need, uhum, want in the run up to the big day and on honeymoon (new dress for my hen, manicures, facials, new camera for our honeymoon and, erm... dresses for the three friends weddings before mine, not to mention an entirely new honeymoon wardrobe) but in terms of 'things I need to be a grown-up married lady person'. After all, it is a new life-stage, so I might as well go into it with that designer handbag I was supposed to buy with my first pay cheque on my shoulder. My credit cards are quaking...