I love reading and I love writing, but I especially love talking. Some say I have the gift of gab, which is good most of the time, but sometimes I can tell I drive people a little crazy because I don’t know when to shut up. I also don’t really like “grammar.” I prefer to express my thoughts via email or text because I feel like it is more “accepted” to be grammatically incorrect or “perfectly imperfect,” as I like to think of myself…
I got married on October 3rd, and it was truly the best day of my life. Every dream I ever had of the perfect wedding came true. I feel weird talking to people about my wedding because it sometimes feels like I am bragging, and I hate people that brag—but it was really awesome and if I could do it all over again I would, and I wish I could have invited everyone.
I still think the hardest thing we did during the wedding was create the list. It was annoying/frustrating/sad/awkward. We had to have hard conversations with people we wish we could have extended an invite to, but were just financially unable to. We also had to tell people that were assisting us financially, that they couldn’t invite every single person they wanted. I’m glad we stood firm on our list. We never made a “B” list, which some people do, because personally I was just SO scared someone would find out they were on our “B” list and their feelings would be hurt.
I also struggled with worrying about other people too much when it came to my big day. Everyone kept saying just worry about yourself, other people will take care of themselves. I knew this was true, and wanted to only worry about myself, but that’s not really my style. I like worrying about everyone else instead of me, it’s easier for me and makes me happy. I will say, though, the week leading up to my wedding and the day of my wedding, I made sure to take care of myself first. I will never regret freshening up my highlights, getting eyelash extensions, taking an extra long walk with my dog [THOR], and upgrading my pedicure at the nail salon. My advice to any bride that is in the planning stages is to try your best to relax. It’s not easy and I don’t have a secret way to find relaxation. I will say though, my husband and I signed up for the Massage Envy membership and did our absolute best to get a massage together in the couple’s room, as often as we could, because it relieved stress in both of us. Our neighbor made fun of us every time we went, but for that hour, both of us relaxed, didn’t talk, and most importantly didn’t think about the wedding. I think brides, grooms, and anyone else who may find stress from wedding planning—need to search deep within his or herself to figure out what will make them relax most and make sure to do whatever it is at least once per month.
Well, as usual, I had more to say than I realized and now I’m done with that rant.
Thanks for reading and have a fun day 🙂
Here is my picture of the day…