With five months to go until my wedding I have experienced some things I didn’t expect! Planning a wedding can be challenging and rewarding all at the same time. Here are some of my experiences so far:
UP: MARRIAGE COUNSELING
A MUST! We started our counseling with the pastor who will be marrying us or just “our pastor” and it has been one of the most fulfilling and rewarding experiences we’ve had so far. He’s made us think through some challenging scenarios and explained to us the roles of a man and a woman in marriage. So many people get coached or trained to do other things and neglect getting guidance before making the most important commitment of their life!
I thought I had this section well under control as I have lots of friends, great friends, but if its not one thing it’s the next! From unexpected pregnancies, to difficulties finding a dress that is flattering on everyone, this has been one of the biggest challenges so far!
UP: PICKING MY DRESS
Much easier than I anticipated! I tried on Vera Wang, Pnina Tornai and Lazaro to name a few, and after trying on almost every dress in the stores I went with a St. Pucci original that is simply breathtaking! I can’t wait for Ross to see me walk down the aisle!
DOWN: TRIMMING THE NUMBERS
Having so many people that are meaningful in our lives it’s tough drawing the line. With lots of family members and friends from high school, college, track and field, football, Church, Florida, Texas, Jamaica, it seems like the list never ends! Where do we draw the line? Do our high school friends get to bring their new friends? (I think one more outrageous example to drive this home would be nice, but not a must…like….Can a friend of a friend, of a friend, bring a friend we’ve never met before?)…..I think that’s going a little too far, but trust me, they ask!!!
UP: GET A WEDDING PLANER
If you can, get a wedding planner. Every time I feel a bit overwhelmed I call my planner, Donnie Brown, and everything is under control! It’s a great feeling knowing that you have someone that has done it a million times and can guide you to help make your special day as flawless as possible!
DOWN: KEEPING SECRETS
Ross and I love to surprise each other, but it seems like nothing stays a secret! I have my plans and I know he has his. However, so far everything seems to leak! I hate that, I don’t want him to know everything….I want to keep a few tricks up my sleeve for our big day!
Stay tuned for more updates on everything about our upcoming wedding…