Update 2: XXX Days to Go

Yesterday was the one month mark since we got engaged—wooo! It’s yet another reminder of how happy I am we are not getting married in under a year! Yay!

THE VENUE:
Things are pretty quiet on the wedding planning front. We hit an emotional snag last week when more of the realities of paying for the wedding hit us directly in the face. We found the perfect venue, but wanted to be absolutely sure it would work with our budget. We received the contract and there were quite a number of things that needed clarification—we were worried about things that could “pop up” later on and really hurt us. After Nick and I sat down, combed through the contract, and had a long and somewhat stressful discussion about finances, I went all Leslie Knope on the owner (you should have seen the document I sent him with questions), but he was wonderful and cleared everything up for me—not to mention his answers were what we were hoping for!

THE FINANCES:
As I mentioned, Nick and I have known for a long time we would be getting married, so saving started a while ago. I don’t know how other people do it in less than a year, starting after the engagement. Giving credit where credit is due… seriously. I’ll reiterate: it’s stupid expensive and a part of me hates myself for wanting a wedding like this.

However, with the saving that has already taken place and the advantage of our current living situation, we should meet our initial goal (which in the end, needs to be higher) by May of this year, so we’ll still have a year to save the rest.

THE DATE:
The date we wanted is the only date taken at this venue, so we need to pick another. I need to check with Nick, but we may have decided on another day that has some significance—hopefully more to come on that this week!

THE PLANNING:
The hardest part so far, besides the budget, is making time for planning. It leaves me so grateful to have so much time before the big day, but that also means I need to make use of it, so we’re not scrambling and I don’t transform into a total bridezilla (note the emphasis on “total” hehe). With that being said, I have the most amazing network of friends and family who have been so supportive and eager to help. It makes me feel guilty for only being able to have a certain number of people in the wedding party—which was our first hurdle in the planning process—but also so excited to have the help we do.

THE PARTY:
While most of my wedding blog is shared in the interest of full disclosure, I have to be vague in this section for now. A rough background on the wedding party woes: we were initially looking at 16-20 people. Pick your jaw up off the ground. After talking to many people, everything got sorted out and we’ve settled on 6 on each side, plus the kids and us of course. We could easily include more people, but there is a lot to consider with a large party and it’s our personal decision to keep the numbers where they are. We’ll just find other ways to include the rest of that amazing, though massive group along the way.

We have not asked the 12 people to be in the wedding yet, as we have some ideas on how to make it special. We’re hoping to see that happen in the next few weeks. A few people have told me I don’t need to ask anyone for a while, but I talk to most of my girls regularly and it’s killing me to stay away from all bridesmaid topics haha.

IN CONCLUSION:
In the end, nothing too groundbreaking has happened since my last post because of the difficulties of making time for it and other commitments, but I hope that in my next update, I will be able to properly title it (replacing XXX) and will have some more exciting updates to share!

Have a happy Hump Day everyone!

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