- 4 years ago
- Wedding: June 2015
Well Bees, it’s officially been more than two months since our engagement and we have decided on: basically nothing!
Okay, that is a bit of an exaggeration I suppose. We do know a couple of things.
First off, we do know where we will get married. When I was 11, my mom met my stepdad and he has a beautiful lot with a creek running through it and a bridge right by a huge willow tree. The moment I laid eyes on it, my eleven year old self said “I will get married under that tree someday” Today, my twenty four year old self feels the same way. (Pictures to come)
It is just picturesque and wonderful and I’m so excited. And free. Absolute bonus.
Ceremony venue set. Here’s where it gets less simple. Ah the logistics.
My free venue is 30 minutes out of town, in a residenti area, and while there is enough room, there are some little things that make it tricky. The ground is not level by the tree, it’s sort of on a hill (I will get pictures today and this will make perfect sense I swear!)
Im worried about chaira on grass and just general like “how the heck do I do this?!?” things.
We don’t want anything fancy because that would be us so we’re not worried about the ‘vibe’ of the venue really. More just how to keep everyone comfortable and having fun in our backyard I guess.
And how many people do you cap it at? Im really struggling with this one. Part of me wants everyone I love to be there and part of me wants to run away to a beach and get married with a few of my absolute favourite people. Or just do something really really simple under that tree.
Im my moms only daughter and she’s been waiting for this moment, so I don’t want to totally let her down. I want to keep it under control though. With two relatively large families and lots of other good friends, it’s a struggle to keep things reasonable sounding. I’m a people pleaser, I will admit it, and I don’t want anyone to feel left out of our day because I love all these people so much!
Any advice on how I narrow it down without chopping it off too much and offending anyone? And any backyard brides want to throw anything they learned from their day my way? I’d really appreciate anything you have to offer 😉 this is all super super new to me!