Wedding Planning is for the Birds
If anyone really, really knows me, I sincerely don’t like being the center of attention. I like to meander through the crowd getting to know people one on one. Shoot, I always turn beet red when people start singing “Happy Birthday” to me. Being put right in the spotlight is not really my thing. So what does that say for my experience in becoming a bride? I’ll tell you. I have this sensation of anxiety anytime anyone asks me, “So how is the wedding planning going?” Again, if you really know me, you know that I’m a hustler and I don’t like to wait to get things done. With that being said, almost everything is planned except for the wedding cake, bridesmaids dress, and other tiny little details. I do operations for a living people! Haha! I guess my only real anxiety with wedding planning is finding the finances to pay for it. I have always been good with saving, however, this expense is a little bit out of my reach. Our parents have been great in helping us out financially but it’s just not enough. I’m not sure how else other people stress out about the details. Maybe it’s the fact they want to please everyone on their guest list and they want to everything to be perfect. However, I’ve learned over time that nothing ever comes out exactly the way you planned.
I’ve expressed my anxiety of wedding planning to some people and they tell me, “Just enjoy the process”. I do like to put together parties but I also like to know that I can afford things. Don’t get me wrong, we’re not desperately poor by any means, we’re just middle class Americans trying to plan something close to the wedding of our dreams. I just didn’t realize flowers cost so much! It’s crazy that I saved almost $100 by removing 1 rose from each of the centerpieces. Insane! If I had all the money in the world, I would cover the whole room in flowers and have flamenco dancers and a photo booth.
We have been blessed by some great people who are doing us favors. I am truly grateful for that fact. My next endeavor is to do this timeline. Seriously, I didn’t know each and every detail needed to be planned out. I guess the bridezillas of the world have created extra work for us more laid back types.
On a happier note, we got some of our engagement photos in! Enjoy!