Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Adventures in Being Engaged - Part 1

I’m pretty sure 90% of my blog posts either start or end with an apology – "sorry if  it’s all over the place or sorry, that was all over the place". So to keep the tradition going….I’m sorry about my rambling, especially if you’re left scratching your head wondering what I'm talking about or how it's possible to get so off track☺

Oh, and it's a long post.

So here's Part 1 -

So my dear boy and I recently celebrated our 6 Month Engagement Anniversary (AmanDave (yes, that's our names combined) tidbit - we celebrate everything and by celebrate I mean make jokes about it, but still mention it because it's cute and important. I know, we're ridiculous!)
We’ve been engaged 6 months…that’s crazy. What’s even crazier is that we’re getting married in just over 2 months!!
Being engaged has been awesome.
It’s weird because even though we were 100% committed to each other before getting engaged, now it’s like it’s really for real. We’re both ready to take the next step and start our own little life and family. It’s exciting. 
People always say that things change when you get married and of course I believe them, but it’s hard to know what they’re talking about until you’re there. If being engaged has changed us this much I can’t wait until we’re married.

*Insert any cheesy cliché you can think of! *

Wedding Planning:
Planning our wedding has been so fun!
It was our goal to be stress free and have fun while planning.
We got engaged December 17, 2010. It was great timing because we were both about to start our 2 weeks of Christmas Holidays.
Before New Years Eve, we had our venues and photographer booked and my dressmaker was already thinking about my dress. By April, we had all the big stuff done – caterers, DJ, flowers, favors, candles, center pieces, hotel, wedding rings, hair & makeup, people to marry us etc.
So many people made fun of us (mostly me!) for getting things done so early. But now, as we sit waiting for the day to come, we have very little to do. So….Mission Accomplished – stress free ☺

The people marrying us are actually dear friends of ours. I’m excited about that because I really wanted someone we knew and felt comfortable with to do the deed. To me (actually both of us), the ceremony is the most important part of the day.  It’s really what the day is about. Telling all of our friends and family that this is it, we’re in for the long haul.
Here’s a bit of info about our friends - they are in their early 50’s, have been married for 30+ years, have 4 kids, 5 grandchildren and are so ridiculously in love….it’s almost sickening! They are the epitome of marriage “role models”.
I know that sounds dumb, but it makes sense in my head ;)
Before they marry us they require us to do pre-marital counseling. We were totally OK with the idea of pre-marital counseling. We’re big talkers, we’ve covered pretty much every subject possible. So why wouldn’t we want tips and tricks on what to expect and how to deal with the hiccups that come with marriage?
So far it’s been great – a big learning experience for both of us.
After our last session, we were just chatting with them over coffee. We were talking about the wedding and our priorities.
I mentioned that I’m beyond excited for our wedding and can’t wait to be married and be D’s wife.
I explained that all the details are just that, details.
K (the wife of the operation) made a really interesting comment that I found to be so true. She said, “You’re not in love with romance, you’re in love with D and that’s great.”
And I agree, it is great!

On that note....what was the most important thing to you on your wedding day?


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