Wedding planning is fun-fact or fiction?
As we move into the middle of wedding season, some girls are getting ready to tie the knot while others are just starting the planning process. I think it’s time to address a topic that has some brides hiding behind their bouquet: wedding planning is fun-fact or fiction??
Let’s look at the big picture here, you’re planning the happiest, most fun, romantic day of your life that will be memorable for you friends and family alike and that you will remember for the rest of your life. No biggie, no pressure, right?! Well…not always. For some girls, they have been planning their wedding since Ken and Barbie said “I do”, some of us (including myself!) plan our weddings in six months or less. Some of us elope, and some prefer a courthouse wedding. Whatever option you choose, there is some planning to do, some more than others depending.
Planning a wedding isn’t like anything else you’ve done. You may have planned birthday parties, showers, bachelorette parties and even true romance parties and though the outlines are similar, weddings have an itinerary of their own. This includes deciding how many generations of cousins, roommates, childhood friends, and co-workers and so on to invite. There are flowers to sort through, the hunt for the perfect dress after studying TLC’s informative shows on the subject, cake tastings, invitations, finding the perfect photographer (eh, hem, I’m right here friends!), the list goes on and on. Overwhelmed yet? Well, yes, it certainly can be and I have talked to many, many brides who get closer to their wedding and say they just want it to be over!! Let me let you in on a little secret, come closer, a little closer…it’s okay to feel this way. It is, I promise. You’ve been working yourself silly getting this beautiful day of days together, you’re ready to enjoy it and to move onto the next thing (of course with a little honeymoon fun in between!). I will promise you something else, the day of your wedding, your feelings will change because it really will all be worth it and you’ll be glad you put the time in, no matter how much you did-hours, days, months, sometimes years.
I can tell you this because not only have I been in your shoes myself, but I have seen it time and time again at the many weddings I have photographed over the last decade. The day of you will feel different so honor your feelings now of joy, frustration, passion, overwhelmed, ready-for-it-to-be-overness and know that this journey is a small part of your life and in the end, it’s just you and your groom saying I-Do and you’ll be happy that you did.
Happy (and sometimes not) planning my beloved brides!