1. HOLY CRAP WHERE IS THE TIME GOING?
When we got engaged at the end of September we both thought waiting until Fall 2012 was going to feel like forever (especially if we want to start trying for a family ASAP.) Looking at the timeline now, wow, time flies when you’re pinning away wedding inspiration. Labor Day Weekend 2012 doesn’t seem that far away at all.
2. I GET BY WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM MY FRIENDS
Laughable, thinking I once imagined NOT having bridesmaids. One of the loveliest unexpected surprises of being engaged is realizing how many people you love want to celebrate with you and share in the occasion. Not sure WHY this is surprising because I know I get giddy with anticipation when MY friends announce their engagements and babies to be, why wouldn’t they be the same for me, right?
3. I HAVE SO (SO, SO, SO) MUCH I WANT TO SHARE!
This should come as a surprise to um, no one who has ever read my blog in the past 8 years however…I could probably blog all day about wedding planning and never get bored. I love it. I love all of it. I hope I’m not turning people OUT by blogging these thoughts here instead of creating a separate website… but I really want everything all in one place. I got one of the best unexpected compliments from a sorority sister last night…she told me I was her favorite bride-to-be at the moment and “your blog makes me feel included so it is super fun for me. Like a reality show that I REALLY care about.” How cool is that? Seriously? Happy dance. (Thank you Hell!) 😉
4. SHINY HAPPY INTIMATE CEREMONY—HUGE PARTY!
The more I think of our WEDDING the more I want a HUGE CELEBRATION PARTY (and I mean I could invite 100 more people easily…) but…REALLY WANT time with just me and He Who Makes Me Smile for the actual ceremony and vows. In the beginning I didn’t think I waned any of it at all, but I do…but just with him. Weird, eh?
What surprised YOU once you started planning your wedding?