Why is wedding stuff so complicated?!?!
We are not formally engaged yet but we both know that a wedding is in our not-so-distant future. We’ve talked about engagement and are ring shopping but I’m still not committed to a ring although I’ve narrowed it down to my top couple of styles, but we’ve just been so busy with school and exams and finding jobs that the engagement planning has taken a back seat to life. Still though, we know it’s on the horizon and since engagement means wedding I’ve been browsing wedding websites for inspiration.
There is SO much to do! So, so, so much to do! Ceremony site…Reception site…Bridal fashion…Groom fashion…attendants…Ceremony decorations…aisle runner…vows…transportation…catering…full meals? appetizers only? Cake? Cupcakes? Dessert bar? Alcohol? No alcohol? Open bar? Paid bar? Reception decorations…Hire DJ…find photographer…invitations…and on…and on…and on…and on…and on.
It makes me want to runaway and elope. I wouldn’t do that because I know my parents would be upset and I couldn’t do that to them so I go back to thinking about wedding plans. We have talked about having the wedding back in Florida and he wants a beach ceremony. I’m back and forth on a beach ceremony. Sometimes I think “YES! That would be SO great!” It would be beautiful and warm and tropical and laid back but then I think “NO! OMG…how horrible!” I’m short and I couldn’t wear heels, heels in the sand just doesn’t work out. I want to wear my hair down but if it’s warm then it could get a little sweaty and how gross in the pictures! Plus, it’s humid in Florida so how would that mess with my hair and make-up? Plus some styles of gown and some fabrics just don’t mesh well with the beachy outdoors so then I think indoor ceremony. Then I start to feel bad because Brandon is just so amazing and I just love and adore him so damn much and he wants a ceremony on the beach so maybe I could work out the beach ceremony and then move to an indoor reception? That would work. Besides, the ceremony isn’t usually too long and if we have it later in the day and during a cooler month then it wouldn’t affect my hair or make-up. We’ve been talking about September or October anyway (which increases my stress level because that’s only 5-6 months from now and I’m not even in planning stages yet. We probably won’t be engaged until June).
So…the beach? Maybe.
I found a really cool restaurant where I could have the reception. It’s indoors and it’s waterfront with these panoramic windows so we would still have a few of the harbor and the beach. It has a dance floor and lots of food options…enter another dilemma. We want to keep it low-key and are planning on keeping the whole event to about 30 guests so we could go with a full meal which I think we probably will. What kind of food? Waiters or buffet? What color tablecloths? Napkins? Dishes? Centerpieces? How many tables?