Nov 11, 2011
So very super duper exicted about these! Please allow me to share my best pics with you!
(our engagement photog encouraged us to get in a shoving match!)
(As the photographer said..."You get to marry that guy!")
These have been a hell on wheels I MEAN labor of love to create, but they're super us and I would not have done them any other way.
What I love about wedding planning, more so than anything else, is being able to be there for other people to make sure that things stay copacetic. I delight when I get to help people plan their weddings. I don't ever forsee that as a business or anything, but I love helping my friends and I also love Project Wedding for that reason.
And my best piece of advice? They'll get over it.
My mom hates my shoes! My grandmother doesn't want to hear this song! My uncle's cousin wants to walk me down the aisle since my dad hasn't been seen in 20 years but I want to walk by myself but he's getting cranky about it!
They'll get over it.
If they don't like it, remember: although it may be the most important party of your life, you're still planning a party. If they don't like something about it, they'll get over it.
And yes. People do talk (and will talk) about weddings for years and years in the future. But ever so rarely do they talk about how much they hated that the stephanotis boutinnieres were pearl-centered rather than rhinestone centered.
They'll get over it.
And it usually happens before, on, or by the wedding day. Future mother in law making you INSANE over rehearsal dinner stuff? She'll get over it. Insane evil step-mother with insane evil step-daughters (just like Cinderella!), including a step-daughter's neo-Nazi boyfriend, causing you trouble? They'll get over it.
The previous two scenerios occurred in two weddings in which I was a bridesmaid. And guess what happened by the wedding day? THEY GOT OVER IT. And everyone had fun at the respective weddings.
If you keep that in mind, people will come out of your wedding knowing that it was an awesome fun good time. And if they don't? They'll get over it.
And if they don't do that? It's their problem and not yours. As I tell my students all the time, deal with it. No need to be a Bridezilla. Just know that they'll get over it and move on your merry way, planning your ideal wedding day.
I'm with Eastside Bride on this one. I think that glass jars are one thing I'll NEVER get sick of seeing at weddings.
Actually, repurposed glass items play a big role in our wedding. HOORAY!
(second photo is from my friend Katie's wedding!! she actually makes jams & jellies and so those are her canning jars!!)
Last photo from Etsy seller...whoops?!
My fiance and I are getting married, and proud that many of our GLBT friends (some of whom married their significant others in Canada - which is ridiculous that they'd have to) will be attending our wedding.
We support equal marriage rights for all couples in love. And we hope that you will too.
UPDATE: a) congrats to New York state!! b) our friends Laura & Ash just got engaged! I am so excited for them to be planning a wedding!!
First off, I am an AW and kind of long-winded, but I'm also entertaining, so you should read my blog about things concerning wedding planning along with a billion other subjects. HOORAY!
k back to my wedding introduction!
Is it bad that my mom thinks the funniest thing in the whole world is when we say "Wedding's off!" She says, "You have to be so secure in your thought process to even think that. I love it!"
I told my co-worker, who is a big proponent of arranged marriages, "If my mom could have chosen anyone in the world, she's still have chosen Tim." :)