Since getting engaged last Saturday (which C lovingly reminds me is not even a full week ago yet), my life seems to have changed in a couple minor and major ways.
Everything from there now suddenly being a lot of attention to my left hand (manicures from now till D day?), to conversations with people I haven’t spoken to in a long time, to me taking on a second full-time job: wedding planning. And…I love it! (So far at least.) It’s bringing out the super “J” project planner within me and I’m relishing it for all it’s worth. All 6 1/2 days of it so far at least.
One of my co-workers jokingly suggested I keep a wedding planning blog. I initially brushed past it but am now considering doing some version of that for a couple reasons:
- I think I’ll need some kind of outlet to release all this excitement/stress/anxiety/glee about planning for the day.
- One of the benefits of being one of the first of your group to go is that you can learn your lessons and share them with your friends as they go through it. The do’s and probably many don’ts. Here’s one way to keep it all together as I experience them.
The last time I tried to commit to one of these things I epically failed so I now know myself better than to commit to any type of consistent posting. Nevertheless, here’s your heads up that many wedding planning related posts will be comin’ your way (cue all the men who decide to unfollow me at this point).
Week 1 Lesson
At our engagement celebration last week, one of my good married friends whispered into my ear, “Enjoy this time. Enjoy just being engaged.”
She was right.
C and I spent one full day of not discussing anything wedding day related. You could say that one day is not nearly enough time. But I’m still glad we did it. There’s something special about being engaged and not being in planning mode.
That said, we are both learning that your venue has a lot of influence on the rest of your wedding day (overall theme/feel, budget, dress style, decorations) so we are currently busy visiting venues. Once venues and dates are set we’ll hopefully be able to rest easy!
We are also playing with the idea of deciding one day of the week to intentionally NOT talk about wedding stuff at all. You don’t want to get married to your special person only to not have any idea who/how they are as a person nearly a year later.