- 6 years ago
- Wedding: March 2013
So, my fiance and I got engaged on the 25th of November 2011. We shared it with everyone and as you’d expect most everyone was excited for us. We didn’t plan to marry until my fiance completed his first degree in the following winter(which is this winter). This was fine with everyone and it also gave me an entire year to plan. I am a very simple girl, so simple that most of the time I’m in flip flops and basketball shorts. I dont dress up much, but when I do. It’s said that I clean up nicely, LOL. Anyways, so I had an entire year to plan, but I’m also in school so during winter break of 2011-12 and Summer of 2012 I attempted to plan as much as possible. I picked out Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses,flowers,cakes, photography,my dress,and planned most of the ceremony. I had originally chosen a mossy green as my wedding color and then changed it to clover which is more of a spring green. I had mentioned my original color to my sisters and they were okay with it but when I changed it they flipped a lid. I do not understand the problem, this was the only thing I had changed at that point. However, I now have had to change multiple things, that were completely out of my control, things such as my reception venue, my sister owned a reception hall and 6 months prior to my wedding decided to sell it. It’s a bummer not devastating, but when you attempt to book a hall 6 months in advance for wedding season odds aren’t very good that you’ll succeed. So after days of searching for a venue, my fiance found one and booked it. My sister who sold her hall was not happy at all, I do not understand why she is so upset. I had to change my wedding date because the hall we found was booked on our date as well as various others that we had contacted. So, my questions and thoughts are what the heck have I done that would make my sisters super crazies. We have 5 months left until we marry. Exactly 22 weeks and everyday I say one day closer to all of this just being a bad dream.
Recently and by recent I mean within the last few weeks, we finally were able to take engagement pictures for save-the-dates. It was so stress free I really think that helped me push through all of the craziness around me with this wedding. I am a very simple laid back person who would have loved nothing more than to have a small ceremony at the JoP a party afterwards with friends and family and honeymoon after that. By the way my fiance and I are paying for everything, so we certainly should have what we want. But, everyone wants their opinion noted and actually taken and if it’s not they’re offended. I really do not think that the next 22 weks can go by fast enough.
Anybody have suggestions on how to keep my head on straight as I plan the rest of my wedding, deal with school, work full time, and continue to be a vital role at my church?