I mentioned before that I have recently become engaged and I want to chronicle everything about my wedding. I had no idea the crazy amount of planning and organizing it takes to make a wedding happen!
From picking a date, a venue, and a wedding party to deciding on your wedding colors and theme (if you choose to have one) there are just so many decisions to make. Then there are the little things that you don’t think about until you’re engaged like processional music and whether or not to do a garter toss.
I am very non- traditional. And I will be a very non-traditional bride with a pretty offbeat wedding style. Unfortunately for me, almost everything weddings is geared towards more traditional brides so I have my work cut out for me. Then add in that I’m not getting married to myself, so I also have to consider the wishes of my future husband.
My fiance is a little bit more traditional than I am and definitely has a few ideas of his own about what sort of wedding he does (and doesn’t) want. He is not religious at all and therefore a church wedding was out of the question. I am a Pagan but since I don’t practice in a church that was no problem. We decided to go with an outdoor hand-fasting ceremony conducted by a Wiccan High Priestess (and a really good friend of mine). The ceremony won’t really contain any overt religiousness and he seems to be fine with that.
Probably the thing that may ruffle a few feathers is the fact that we have decided to make our wedding adults only. There are a few reasons for this – the biggest one being budget-but I went over that in another post. Many of our family and friends have children who they may want to bring and we will have to weather the storm of questions, irritation, and possibly hurt feelings. But it is what works best for us.
When I find myself freaking out about small details, I try to remind myself that the only thing people will remember is if they had fun and how happy the couple seemed. The most important thing to remember when planning your wedding is that IT’S YOUR WEDDING! You should do what you want and have fun with it. The day is a celebration and shouldn’t be stressful. So eat, drink, and be merry.