i feel it would be unfair for me to pretend that i absolutely loved every minute of our 13 month engagement. in fact, there might have been a few meltdowns. maybe more like one dramatic meltdown, surrounded by a handful of smaller breakdowns. let's put it this way, it is much easier for me to write about wedding planning from the wedding-out-of-the-way standpoint.
our biggest stressors were the amount of dough it cost to throw a party for 175 people, who those lucky 175 would be & that we were only allowed 175 people.
a few friends of ours are getting married this year and have come to us asking things like, "how do you kindly tell your parents to bug off?" or "how can the caterer charge that much for pigs in a blanket?" the hubs & i usually exchange a "thank god that's behind us" look and then console our dear friends.
the hubs sometimes goofs with me for starting a wedding blog, considering at one point in my life i cursed all things wedding. but the funny thing is, somehow i've managed to mostly remember the good stuff...dress shopping with my mom, my san francisco bachelorette bash, signing our marriage certificate at the tiny little town hall...
so to all you future brides out there, your wedding experience is what you make of it. i don't know many brides that will tell you the entire planning process was a walk in the park. there are highs & lows.
but for crying out loud, remember what it's about. you found someone you actually want to spend the rest of your life with and someone wants to spend the rest of their life with you, dramatic outbursts & all!
so trudge forward, laugh off the "disasters" & enjoy as many moments as possible.
and remember, it's a wedding, not open heart surgery.
a thousand mason jars...