So instead of being a sane and rational human being and simply sitting back and enjoying my engagement, I made the mistake of visiting some really crappy websites that are meant to make you worry that you are wrong if you don’t spend at least $50K on your “special day”.
And then on the flip side, there are a bunch of indie bloggers who spent $200 on their entire wedding and eloped.
There has got to be a balance here somewhere- right? Trey and I talked about this as we talked about getting engaged. It is important to both of us that we have a nice party with friends and family. But I am so not about the frou-frou.
Luckily I found a great website a while back called A Practical Wedding. And through the community there, I’ve found other blogs to keep me sane over the next 15 months. I’ve linked to a few of my favorites on the sidebar.
On a personal note I think this is overwhelming me because I am an impatient person incapable of pacing myself, and because from the moment we became engaged I had people asking me what my colors would be for the wedding. (!!!)
Anyway here is what we’ve already completed in terms of wedding planning (so these things I don’t have to worry about anymore, yay!)
-We picked a date and booked a venue for both the ceremony and reception.
-We drafted a guest list and are circulating to the parental units for comments, additions, etc.
-We have a caterer we really like within our budget and will hopefully book within the next month or so.
-I ordered cute Save the Date magnets from Vistaprint.com because I wanted to do something fun like that.
-I have a photographer in mind- waiting to hear back.
-I am 99% sure I have decided on dress color and style for bridesmaids (black tea length dresses with white sashes)