Wedding Planning, the fun stuff
Saturday, October 13, 2018
My fiancee and I got engaged about six weeks ago (though admittedly we'd been planning it for a few weeks prior) and, because we want to have a short engagement, the last few weeks have been rife with planning. We set the date for March, which was the soonest date that made sense for us and our guests, and then needed to get about a million things done. Find the venue. Photographer. Cake. DJ. Engagement pictures. Website. Registry. Save the dates. Etc. etc. etc. Oh yeah, and the %$&*#@! WEDDING DRESS AAAAAARGH.
Somehow, we (or let's be honest, *I*) pulled a lot of stuff together in what feels like record time. There are still some unknowns and I have no doubt that a bunch of things are going to get screwed up, will fall apart, whatever. And that's okay, there's room for error, we just want to have fun. And that's kind of where we are now. Save the dates went out a few days ago, and so many people have responded to us with lovely sentiments and messages. Also, I think there was a slight miscommunication because some people have already RSVPd to the wedding on the website! I'm like, well, that's really sweet but I'm still going to send you an invitation. :)
In the online RSVP section, we also encouraged people to send us song recommendations that they'd dance to at the reception, and I love what people have come up with! Since it's going to be such a small wedding, we want everyone to feel like it's their day too, and that we are showing our love for them as much as we're celebrating our union. And that's finally what it feels like is happening now. We have the venue, the dress, the DJ, a cake. I think we know who our photographer is. Save the dates are out, invitations have been designed, we just need people's addresses so we can get those out in a few weeks. There's no bridal shower or bachelor/bachelorette parties, which cuts a lot of stress WAY down. Oh, and no bridal party.
So, my hope and belief is that now that the biggest things have been figured out, my fiancee can think about the things that REALLY matter to us. Deepening our relationship as a couple. Deepening our friendships and focusing the day as much as we can on fun things. I want to think about the song list, the food, cake flavors, our vows. I want to focus on the fact that somehow, after years and years of doubting that my match was out there for me, he was out there and now he lives with me and wants to spend his life with me. What an awesome time, and what a fun thought. And this is the part I really want to remember.