- 7 years ago
- Wedding: July 2012
Sunday, I was looking through pictures on my camera and found some pre-engagement pictures from Christmas Eve 2010. While looking through those it caused me to look back at how much I was looking forward to being engaged and all of the things I wanted to have at our wedding. Well, I can’t remember the exact moment it happened, but I realized that most of the things I wanted were not a reality. Boy, when you start planning you realize how much you don’t need something and you start to become frugal. Oh frugality, how you haunt me! I remember thinking we had to have chair covers but in all reality, while they look beautiful, they are just another way to cut costs. They are not a wedding necessity, especially with such nice chairs at our venue. I remember thinking personalized napkins were cool and now that I’m legitimately planning, I think they’re lame. I told myself I had to have a Saturday wedding. But, it was either ditch my venue or change the day, so I went for a Friday wedding instead. This was something I told myself I would NEVER do. I’ve actually considered not even getting a DJ, but FI wouldn’t have it. He thought it would be more trouble than necessary just to set an iPod up and let it play.
I’ve just realized that no matter what, our wedding is going to be beautiful. It is about us and what we are celebrating. No need to be completely materialistic about it. Okay… some materialism is fine! 😉 I’ve always dreamt of a “David Tutera” wedding and I think it can be a possibility without paying half a million dollars for it and that excites me! Right now, wedding planning has been more stressful than I thought it would be. I think though, that once I get past all of the big stuff (venue [includes catering], DJ, photographer, florist, baker) then the real fun will begin! The only thing I have left to book is our baker and we have consultations for that starting this weekend. After that is taken care of, we can just relax for awhile. I am very much looking forward to that. One year, 3 months, and 3 weeks left to go! I can’t believe it! Even though that is still a good ways away, it is coming up fast!
This was a good way to pass the time while at work considering how unbelievably slow the time is going by. Unfortunately, it is still only 9:00 A.M. I get off in four hours, but that time cannot come fast enough!
Until next time…