Friday, January 10, 2014

Current Thoughts While Being Engaged

On December 27, 2013, my very handsome, very wonderful boyfriend popped "THE" question! It was very romantic and wonderful and I was TOTALLY surprised!

I have basically been on Cloud 9 ever since and continually get distracted by my ring.  I'll be doing something, anything really, and suddenly see that sparkly goodness out of the corner of my eye. All of a sudden I find my hand out stretched and my eyes staring in wonderment at how pretty it is!
Every. Single. Time.
Needless to say, I'm a VERY happy girl right now!

So, because I'm one of those super weird chics that's had a Wedding pinterest board since I opened my pinterest account, I have a pretty good idea on wedding stuff that I like.

However, real wedding reality has started to creep in...

Guys, did you KNOW that weddings cost like a billion dollars!? I mean, seriously! Suddenly the reality is, we HAVE to stick to a budget. Not that we want anything super extravagant. We don't need ice sculptures or a famous rock band. We're even OK with a small intimate wedding. The mister & I like that kind of thing. Simple & romantic is our game.

I keep requesting pricing from different vendors, just to try & get a handle on what everything costs. I swear EVERY SINGLE thing STARTS at $2000! It's like the magic wedding number or something! I was suffering from a really bad case of sticker shock!

Don't get me wrong, you get a LOT for your bucks! Every pricing list I've looked at is jammed packed with services that are included. But I only have so many $2000 dollar bills laying know?

So, I've been researching budget weddings and am starting to feel better. Both him & I are creative people. Between us we've got three creative children, lots of helpful family & friends and the overall attitude that this wedding is going to be AWESOME!

Now that I've settled into my role of DIY Bride to Be, I'm feeling happy and excited and cannot stop looking through wedding blogs! Got any good ones you'd recommend me reading? I'd love to hear about them.

So far, we are like 95% set on a date. We've already chatted with our photographer & I'm fairly confident that I've found the dress style I'll go with. Things are shaping up! I've got my evernote app working overtime & trying to stay organized as well as possible. I'm so excited and am going to enjoy this entire process!


Angel Estes said...

1) Still waiting for a close-up of that ring! :)

2) Anything I can do to help, please let me know!

3) Once again: SO happy for you!!

Coco Cake Land said...

aw! congrats to you - exciting!!

Diana Mieczan said...

Awww...HUGE congrats, darling!!! I am so excited for you:) Yay!!! Muah

Thelma Frayne said...

Such a sweet post!

(Also, what did brides do before pinterest...?)