When We Were Engaged...
LOOK BACK AT THEIR ENGAGEMENT PERIOD AND WEDDING:
was the wedding of my dreams. I originally thought that we were
spending too much money, that it was too big of a deal and that
we did not need all that stuff. What I found out, was, that
it was priceless. A memory that could not possibly hold a price
tag and a moment in my life like none other.
wedding, even a small, intimate one, will take up lots of time,
even if you're determined not to let it do so. In the span of
4 months, we traveled to Europe, moved into our house, moved
other furniture into our house, and, oh yes, got married. We're
still trying to catch up and return our lives to "normal."
I wouldn't change anything, and we've had a wonderful year,
but we're also looking forward to next year, with much less
don't know if we'd do anything differently, but people should
recognize that things will go wrong, and that it's not the end
of the world.
cut the cake until both mothers have seen it.
was a garden ceremony, close to nature, in the outdoors on a
beautiful day with all the special people in our lives--I couldn't
have asked for anything more.
we did it all over, we would be a lot less stressed out over
all the planning.
ceremony was great because it was one of the few times the whole
family and our most treasured friends were all together to share
our special day, and witness our pledges of love for each other.
was simple and sweet like we wanted it. We had the type of ceremony
had the usual problems from vendors, i.e., wrong color ties
on the tuxes, order from the party supply house messed up. We
laugh about things all the time! This is the only way to release
stress. It keeps the big problems small and the small problems
minuscule. As the day approaches and you both get the jitters,
relax and laugh about it!
were going to be our own caterer and bar tender and set up the
party by ourselves! We learned very quickly that this would
have been a large disaster! We had about 300 guests coming and
there would be no way that the bride and groom could put all
of this together along with getting married. We have a lot of
friends that offered to help, but when the process began, most
of them had other events in their lives that interfered with
the plans! We changed our minds and catered it all out! Best
decision we made throughout the wedding. This reduced our stress
by about 80 percent!