wedding update2:26:00 PM
Things have been pretty down on the blog lately, so I thought I'd cheer myself (and you guys!) up with some wedding chit-chat. Grab yourself a cup of tea, get comfy, and read on!
Now we are waiting for rsvp's and planning the last little bits and bobs, such as food for the party, music (DJ? Band? Both!? Neither!?), our ceremony, and the general decor. We decided to go with a restaurant for our reception venue, and that has made life so much easier, since they provide food, catering, dining utensils, clean-up, location, a dance floor, etc., etc. I've also got my dress (spoiler-alert: it's not white!), Conrad has his suit, and we've booked a mini-moon to San Diego since we won't have the time or money to go on a big trip until next year.
(By the way, thank GOD for Pinterest! For a totally wedding-clueless person like me, it has been a lifesaver.)
Personally, I'm going for a very natural look. Braids, flowers, minimal makeup. My dress is very simple, so I didn't want my face or hair to be super-elaborate. Plus, I want to feel like me.
And Conrad? Forget it. The guy never thought he'd be getting married anyway and is generally not a fan of weddings, so getting his ideas on things has been a little like pulling teeth (still love you, babe!).
Not to mention, the whole wedding industry is INSANE. Put simply, it's a money-making business, and it is highly skilled at convincing perfectly rational adults that they won't be happy unless they have a midget unleashing a box of doves dipped in ghirardelli chocolate (or whatever the newest craze is). I'll admit, I've let myself get swept up in it more than once throughout this journey. Luckily, I have a fiance who is very honest with me and lets me know when I'm getting carried away, but it's hard! We neeeeeeeeeeeed that $500 cake that probably tastes like crap, don't we??? No. We don't.
I just have to keep reminding myself of that when things start to feel crazy. We have been very true to what we want, and we've had nothing but support for that. There have been and will continue to be bumps on the road. I'm sure we'll run out of champagne glasses, that I'll get something on my dress, or that some lovely friend of ours will get rip-roaring drunk and embarrass me (I forgive you in advance!) but, honestly, I doubt I'll be worrying about any of that when I get to marry the love of my life.
Do you have any awesome wedding hacks or tips that you wish you'd known about? I'd love to hear them!