- 5 years ago
- Wedding: June 2013
Last night, FI and I went to our first wedding since becoming engaged (his half brother). We have not set a date, but I have been planning out some things I want to do for our wedding next year. Well, this wedding was absolutely beautiful but not really my style (It was my first time seeing the Style Me Pretty/ Shabby Chic style wedding in real life). Still, the bride used some elements that I was planning to use. Now I feel like can’t use them because 1)we will have many of the same guests at our wedding and 2)I don’t want to seem like I’m stealing her idea
So, I’m not really butt hurt about this; there’s nothing “new ” under the sun and “unique” wedding stuff is viral on the internet… making few things unique. The part that stresses me out is that the whole night FI’s family members were approaching me and saying things like ” This is such an original wedding huh? ” “Are you getting any ideas?” ” I’ve never seen a wedding like this, you should take some notes!”
I was thinking to myself…ummm, its not that original (green-eyed monster, I know) and at the same time feeling some major pressure to deliver an even more unique wedding. Almost as If everyone was saying that I needed to “top” that wedding just to feel good about my self.
Now, I’m getting these wild and extravagant planning ideas that I know we can’t justify paying for….Anyone else get wedding performance anxiety? What did you do?