“How’s the wedding planning coming along, Sammy?” a very fair question asked by EVERYONE this past year.
Any time I was asked this, I’d deflect, “Pinning, Not Planning. Lots of Pinning. Planning will take place in 2016. How are you? Let’s talk all about YOU.”
New Year’s Day I woke up and all of a sudden, it was 2016. I tossed. Huffed. Puffed. Tossed, turned, and blurted, “I don’t want to plan this wedding.”
“Huh? Seriously, Sammy?!?! What are you talking about?” asked Tony.
I had some explaining to do. Do not get me wrong. I am very excited to be engaged. I have been relishing every minute of it, so much so that I don’t want this engagement to end. Every minute of these past eleven months of being engaged has been all things unicorns and butterflies. Still though, it’s nerve wrecking.
It’s very easy for me to plan an event for someone, but for me…it’s just paralyzing. For months, I have been listening to people’s advice, playing with color schemes, researching why certain traditions exist, lots of pinning! I have not done a single thing. Really…nothing! So it’s very approrpriate that I decided to start this Wedding Planning Wednesday piece where I get to talk about all things wedding planning. I hope this will also hold me accountable. I can’t be engaged forever, I suppose.
Welcome to my first of many “Wedding Planning Wednesday” posts. I’m no wedding planning professional, and question what I have to offer (especially because I haven’t done a single thing)…then it dawned on me. This may make perfect sense…like many soon to be brides, I am just a girl who thinks she can do it all and wants to plan a very special wedding day. Yeah, I want to roll up my sleeves and do it all…all the favors, the calligraphy on my invitations, bake the cake, and pull off a festive, honest, traditional yet personal and BIG Chinese Mexican wedding. Phew, see why I am already tired? BUT it does not have to be stressful! Yes it’s going to be overwhelming, but it’s going to be an unforgettable and fun journey ahead. At least that is what I remind myself.
What is your one piece of wedding or wedding planning advice? Anything you would have done different? Any do’s and don’ts worth sharing? I would love to hear.
DUN DUN DAH DAH DUN DAH DUNNNN DUNNNN DUN DAH DAH DUN…breathe. It’s all good! Just breathe.