Continued from Part 1
The answer: Still no.
A couple weeks ago, I posted on Instagram a photo of my bridal magazines and Martha Stewart keepsake planner as a way to announce to the world, “I haven’t forgotten that I’m engaged and I acknowledge that ‘planning a wedding’ actually means I need to start planning.”
I admit, a part of me enjoys dragging this out. Being engaged is fun. It’s like when you were in high school and you were just waiting for your senior prom to happen so you could get dressed up like a celeb for one night (unless you were the kind of fancy schmancy hs that had Sophomore Prom and Junior Prom.. like who has time to go to all that?!). I know it’s going to fly by so quick; all that money and planning—poof! Done. Based on my experience with day of wedding planning, it just goes by way too quickly and before you know it, you’re wondering, “Where did our hard-earned $25K go?” and “How come people are leaving??? It’s STILL OUR WEDDING DAY. COME BACK NOW, DAMMIT. I’m not done celebrating how awesome we are!!” So why rush into it?
So, what HAVE you done?
Well, I am proud to say that Marine Fiance and I have visited some potential wedding venues—yes, we’re totally, like, serious about getting married! I won’t reveal where we have visited or what our theme is since we’re still getting a feel of who we are, and what we want to treat our guests to, but I will say it’s not in a hotel ballroom. We want to be one with nature haha! This is how it goes: I find a venue I like, set up a venue tour, tell Marine Fiance he’s going to visit a wedding venue 2 days before our site appointment, and then he tells me what he thinks. It’s been a pretty good process so far because it was important for me to show him venues that had something different to offer. Each one has been special in its own way.
Can you at least tell me the season your wedding date is in?
Um, it’s between April-November. So you know, California’s year-round spring. That’s what we’ve been telling all the event managers and catering directors when they ask us. Sorry but not sorry for the vague deets! We’re hoping to catch some sort of off-season pricing with a huge range like that. But we’re getting close!
I’m actually a little anxious about committing to a wedding venue and date. No take backs, no money back—this is it and we better be happy about the venue for a WHOLE year and some change. Eek! Until the next wedding update.