- 10 years ago
- Wedding: May 2018
Ok, I’m getting married 08.16.08 and I’m almost at the 6 month mark. I well aware that the next 6 months is going to be a whirlwind, but I am ready to take everything on.
Today I [finally] did some serious bridal gown shopping. One of my BMs (a close cousin) and my sis-in-law joined me today. I am a bride who is seeking something simple and elegant (i.e. little or no beadwork), but they kept insisting that I should wear something with more bling. Keep in mind they are both married therefore they have some insight as to what they loved and would do over from their own weddings. My SIL had a very simple gown herself and she very much regrets it. She feels that it didn’t pop enough in her photos.
The dress was only the tip of the iceberg today. I felt like today was interrogation. I know that they are just trying to help me put everything into focus. I plan on DIYing many things for my wedding, invitations, programs, basically anything paper, centerpieces (with help of gfs of course), etc. I feel like they’re discouraging me as opposed to encouraging me. I at this point am not stressing out (not yet at least), but they are turning into stress balls right in front of me. It’s really starting make me PO’d.
For example, I told my SIL that I had planned on doing my own centerpieces, simple submersed flowers in cylindrical vases with floating candles on top and votives around. I really think it’s one of the most simplest things, but still very elegant. Water, orchids, candle, light. Granted I will have to recruit trustworthy people to assist me as I can’t do this myself the day of. The feeling I was getting was that she was discouraging me about doing it myself.
Example #2 – Favors: I really don’t know what I am going to do for our favors, but I have plenty of ideas. Labels – she wants me to order lables online, but I really think that it’s going to be much cheaper to make them myself. I feel pretty savvy with a computer and applications and don’t think it will be that difficult. She kept insisting that I just order order order. So, I said how about you do my favors for me then. Would you like to do them?
Grrr… I don’t know. they’re just driving me nuts. Is there such thing as familyzilla? Cause I sure am not a bridezilla! (Deep down I know they mean well)
Ok, I know this post is all over the place, but just need to do a little venting. I’m sure you bees understand!
Thanks for reading!