Ok all of you recent brides, not-so-recent brides, brides-to-be and other assorted women-type friends...answer me this: is it bizarre that I haven't been dreaming about my wedding since I was 7? I am starting to think this whole wedding planning adventure would be a lot easier if I had been! But no, I don't have an opinion on most of the details. What's important to me is:
1. I look pretty in my dress (well that's a given)
2. All my closest friends and family will be there
3. Bernt (my youth pastor from back in the day) does the ceremony
4. We have a rockin photographer
So all of the above have pretty much been taken care of. I haven't found my dress yet, but I'm not too worried and I have some ideas. Plus I have people going with me to shop for it who won't let me buy one that makes me look like a cupcake. Always good to have people like that in your life!
The "problem" is that most of the other details I've never thought about and am having to think about now...and make decisions about. Like...what music do we want? Do we want dancing at the reception and if so, how do we find a non-obnoxious DJ? Do we want flower centerpieces or something more funky like personalized Jones sodas in ice buckets? How do we want to decorate the church? Fake flowers or real flowers?
It's a little overwhelming...mostly in a fun way, but I still think it would have been easier if I had started thinking about all this crazy stuff when I was in elementary school!
Aaron and I did pick our "Save the Date" cards - we're doing postcards and steering clear of saccharine-sweet photo magnets. And our colors are black and white with a deep emerald green accent. Pretty, right?
I am starting to settle into the wedding planning groove and am so lucky to have a fiance who is supportive and understands I get a little looney tunes obsessing over the details.