Wedding Planning Step 1: Freak Out

Remember when I said I might start posting/complaining about getting ready for a wedding?


Since wedding planning is not something I really ever wanted to do, I'm beginning to feel overwhelmed right from the get-go. At first, I was excited, and possibilities seemed endless. Now ... the crushing weight of PLANNING so many things and anticipating things is starting to weigh on me.

And the wedding is still 10 months out.

I did start a Pinterest Board for all of my thoughts - because I'm a dweeb.

One of the main suggestions I've read about when doing something like this is: FIGURE OUT WHAT YOU WANT AND STICK TO IT.

Here are some things we know we want:

  • We want it to be chill
  • We want the peeps we love there
  • We want it to be silly and fun, because when it comes down to it, we're muppets

Here are some of the things that make us show our teeth in fear:

  • Walking down an aisle
  • Me being "given away"
  • Being the center of attention
  • A wedding registry

Here are some of the pricey things we could give a flying flip about:

  • Expensive outfits
  • Flowers
  • Engagement Photos
  • Fancy cakes
  • DJ

Here are some of the pricey things we have to figure out how to work in in a cool way (and afford):

  • Food
  • Drinks
  • Photographer
  • Fun times for all

One thing I'm super thankful for is that we have several friends who recently went through this process, AND YET are totally willing to talk about it and share their experiences. I dunno, I figured it would take them a while to recover and give nostalgia some time to work before they started viewing the planning phase as "pleasant".

Right now we're working on Save-The-Dates (which I get a kick out of referring to as STD's, as in: "Gotta take care of this STD this weekend, guys"). You'd think 10 months out would be crazy early to send such things, but I've already gotten mixed messages on what's appropriate. Which I'm pretty sure is going to be the trend for every step of this wedding. I'll let you guys know how that goes!

Anyone else planning a wedding/freaking out/designing their STD?

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