Let me first start by saying that I take back any time I ever even thought that brides-to-be were being dramatic when they said planning a wedding was hard. For a quick example, here are my thoughts before getting engaged:
“I’ll just save up now, and it’ll be so easy to stay on budget.”
“I definitely want this thing on Pinterest and this hairstyle on Pinterest and this cool floral arrangement on Pinterest”
“This is the style of dress I want FOR SURE.” *pins 100 versions of that style of dress*
“I’m organized and a planner, this will be a breeze.”
“I can definitely make that.”
“I just can’t wait to plan my wedding!!!”
My thoughts while actually planning my wedding:
*gets dream job in FL and moves 10 hours away and takes on all new expenses* “Wait was that savings for the wedding or for over-priced Florida car insurance?”
“I want everything that is NOT already on Pinterest. I want meaningful and special to our story, not just pretty.”
After trying on my Pinterest-dream-dress at BHLDN, I tried on something completely opposite (also at BHLDN) and fell in LOVE. L-O-V-E y’all.
“SO MANY THINGS TO DO. SO MUCH MONEY TO SPEND. STRESS”
“Yes, I can make that. But if I make one more thing my brain will explode. Who can I hire to help?”
DID I MENTION STRESS.
I’ve gone pretty silent here on the blog and that’s because all aspects of my life are kind of reaching a peak of busy-ness at once. I’m moving to a new apartment (first place with my fiancé!), my first Simplified Planner collection launches next week, I’m going to New York for the National Stationery Show next week, and ya know, planning a wedding.
I’m not sure why pre-engaged-me thought that planning a meaningful night to celebrate our love with 150 people would be easy. Or that my ideas would be affordable. But I have learned SO MUCH through the last few months of balancing everything, and I cannot wait to share the advice I wish I had gotten!
At this point I’m just taking a deep, excited, breath and bracing myself for the last couple weeks of crazy before I get to marry the love of my life! There are SO many feelings right now but mostly I’m just excited (with all the exclamation points)!!
I’ll be back for good in June (after our honeymoon to a destination that my fiancé is keeping a secret) with so much free time I won’t know what to do! Hooray!
Any other 2016 brides-to-be out there? How are y’all feeling?!