- Big Truck
- 7 years ago
- Wedding: September 2012
Hi again. I know I’m jumping the gun on all things wedding at this point since I’m still not engaged, but knowing the engagement is coming up (the ring should be ready to pick up either today or tomorrow), I can’t help but constantly think about planning!
I’ve picked the date I want to get married. September 9, 2012. How’d I settle on that? Quite honestly, I woke up one morning and thought, “September 9th would be a good day to get married.” And I checked my schedule and I’m off that weekend so YAY! Random way to pick it, but it felt right so I’m going with it hahaha.
But I’m paranoid. People book their venues like a year or more in advance. Now, we’re not even engaged yet, probably won’t be until October or November. So I’m afraid that once we start looking into venues, they’re all gonna be booked for that day. ARGH! It’s killing me.
If I could, I’d book something myself ASAP. Just so I’m sure we have the date. But SO really needs to be involved in picking the venue, to make sure the menu is ok, the setting is nice enough for him etc.
I did bring up my anxiety over this to him and he freaked out. “We’re not even engaged yet!!” I knooooowww but this date is EXTREMELY important to me! I didn’t realize just how important it is until last night. My dad is a retired police officer, and his badge number when he was on the force was #9. Also, my father is my hero. He is my #1. But the number 9 means a lot to him, and I didn’t fully realize the significance getting married on 9/9 would have. Every year it would be like a constant tribute to my dad. And I LOVE that idea!!!
Which is why it’s like 78,000x more important to me that I get that date now.
But even if I book the place, don’t I have to make sure the person performing the ceremony is available that day? We’d like to have the ceremony and reception in the same place. And also the photographer/videographer?
OMG too much to think about, really.
So, hive, I ask…. What’s the proper procedure for all this? Which do I book first? And is it absolutely crazy of me to want to book something so far in advance (in the sense that we’re not engaged yet)? If I don’t get that date, I will die inside, no joke.
Am I turning into a bridezilla already and I’m not even a freakin bride-to-be yet?
Yiiiiiikes I am overwhelmed already PLEASE HELP!