I used to think that brides were so silly to say things like "Its so hard to plan a wedding!" or "It would be easier to just elope!" I mean really? How hard can planning a wedding be? The day is all about you, you get everything you want, its the happiest day of your life, and everyone wants to make you happy. What's so difficult about that?
IT'S NOT TRUE. Whoever told me that, lied.
Ok, so maybe I'm being a little dramatic. But seriously, in my experience so far, planning a wedding hasn't been easy. I attribute the frustration to many things. Here is the list I have made:
1) Luke's job and my future law school schedule
2) Big families a.k.a. too many opinions
3) That fact that I'm living in New York
4) A budget in general
5) I want to be married NOW
Everything inside of me wants to go crazy and plan this wedding today. I have no patience and when people tell me they have to "get back to me," the bridezilla inside says, "WHAAAT?? You can't give me an answer NOW??" Picking a day, which by the way has to be done first before any other true plans can be made, has been the worst part. In between Luke finishing school, me starting law school, and our jobs at Zephyr, there are very few days that we can get married and honeymoon. I spent an hour and a half on Skype with my boss and then another 45 minutes on Skype with the pastor that is going to perform the ceremony last night trying to align dates. It looks like we're moving the wedding from August 14th to either August 7th or July 31st. I'm still "waiting to hear back" from people. GIVE. ME. A. BREAK.
You know what makes it better though? My future husband. One of the sexiest things about that man is the way he can calm me down. I know it can't be easy for him. I'm crazy emotional sometimes. And as he likes to say, "hard-headed." But when he tells me that none of this truly matters because all he's focused on is marrying me and spending the rest of our lives together, I melt all over again. Last night when I was talking to the pastor that will be performing our ceremony, he said that the day you get married, besides the day that you accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, is one of the most sacred days of your life because you are entering into a covenant with someone that is the best depiction of God's love for His people. Jesus is the groom and the church is His bride-groom. Getting married will be one of the most important spiritual covenants that Luke and I will ever enter into and I'm so humbled, excited, and blessed.
Ok, now back to the drawing board. The country club is good to go for the 7th, but they won't know about the 31st until next weekend. Its time to call Zephyr and make sure the 7th is a go. One...step...closer...
Check back next week. We may have eloped by then:)