You mean your Pinterest board doesn’t magically appear at the venue?!
What is it about women that makes them go totally berzerk when they or somebody they know gets engaged? Fo’ real. It has only been 3 weeks since Mike popped the question and I have already had a few cray-cray moments. We have both been a little on edge since the initial brainstorming “let’s toss some ideas around” stage began, and it’s mostly due to the mere THOUGHT of how stressful planning a wedding is supposed to be. Waaaaaait a second… I plan events for a living for goodness sake. So what’s the big deal? I suppose it comes down to this particular event meaning much more than the annual fundraisers that I put together. It also doesn’t help that I am currently juggling quite the work load as well as volleyball season. We checked the most important things off the list this week- date and venue- so we are both feeling a whole lot better about everything. Time to relax and enjoy the holidays before jumping back into planning after the New Year!
In an effort to lighten the subject up a little bit for myself and everyone else around me (aka you lucky readers), I decided to put together a humorous post for this week! Enjoy 🙂
7 Things they don’t tell you about getting Engaged
1. You will suddenly become very aware of your left hand. You’ll notice when your nail polish is chipped and want manicures often. You will also find that you stare at your hand a lot. Sometimes it is a good time to be distracted… i.e. while climbing a major hill at spin class the other day and looking down at the heart rate monitor only to be reminded what a lucky lady I am… aaaaaand sometimes not such a good time… i.e. while driving and noticing how pretty it is as it catches the sunlight! (I hope Mike isn’t reading this. hehe)
2. You mean your Pinterest board doesn’t magically appear at the venue?! Yeah. Pinning on your wedding board is a lot more fun when you are dreaming and fantasizing about that wedding. I now find myself pinning and saying “hmm how do I DIY this?” “I wonder how much that costs?” or better yet “who in the HECK actually makes that happen??” Don’t get me wrong, there is definitely something exhilarating about pinning and realizing that these ideas are going to happen, and you get to make your dream wedding come true (or as close to it as physically possible), but it can be a little daunting when you think about the end result! Good thing I have a lot of crafty friends and family! (If you think I might be talking about you while reading this, I am!)
3. You will quickly have to get over the fact that a number of people in your inner circle want to be involved and give constant input. As I mentioned earlier, it’s a girl thing! I have been doing that for the past year with one of my besties who is getting married next week. You can’t help but try and put yourself in their shoes and say “Well if it was ME getting married…” a good reminder ladies that we are all unique and have different thoughts of our own dream wedding. That is what I love about planning weddings! They are all similar… and yet so different!
4. And for those that don’t care about helping with planning your wedding… they are still going to ask how it’s going. “When’s the date?” “Where are you having it?” “How many people?” “Are you getting nervous yet?” and of course the famous… “How did he do it?!” I don’t think I have been asked to flash my hand at people so much in my life. When I finally have a moment where a logistical wedding idea is not running through my head, someone comes up and grabs my hand or says “How’s the wedding planning going?!” I am not complaining people, it’s actually pretty fun. This ecard is just super funny so I had to share.
5. Your future husband is not going to care about 90% of the planning decisions you have to make. I REPEAT: your future husband is not going to care about 90% of the planning. Mike and I have had this conversation. His specific words: “I only care about 3 things (besides the obvious point of marrying you) 1. food 2. booze 3. DJ” He wanted some general input on the venues too, but by input I mean that I said “this is where we are visiting today” and he said “cool.” I will still make him try the food, maybe check out the suit I think would look best, and will run any other miscellaneous things that come up by him. But for the most part, it’s all me. I suppose it’s better than him picking out some seriously weird flowers. If he had it his way, he’d be wearing his favorite wolf t-shirt on our wedding day.
6. Whether you like it or not, and whether you are normally an emotional person or not (that would be me), you are going to have a minor freak out now and then. Planning a big event is a lot of work! Don’t be too hard on yourself and make sure you have a nice big glass of wine after a particularly stressful day. Most importantly, make sure you remind your fiance how much you love him and can’t wait to marry him. Odds are he is probably contemplating a drive to the courthouse the next day to just get the deed over with. 🙂
7. MOST IMPORTANTLY: At the end of each day, whether stressful or successful, while getting ready for bed at night and putting your ring back in that perfect little box (because you are still afraid to sleep with it on) you are reminded that you are that much closer to one of the best days of your life, and that he is so worth it. Pretty exciting, huh?
Cheers to marrying this hunk of a man!