I can’t believe that Avory and I have already been married for almost 11 months! It’s gone by so fast it blows my mind when I think about it being a whole year ago. But it’s been such a good year. I still remember when we walked into the courthouse. I was so nervous but I couldn’t stop smiling the whole time. I wouldn’t change that day at all. It was perfect and I was (and still am) so happy.
We’re currently planning our wedding and I can’t even begin to explain. Ugh. I’m super excited but so stressed to say the least!
Finding a venue was what set me back the most. We have 300 guests and finding a venue that holds that many people AND isn’t $8,000+ was a serious bump in the road.
Between finding the perfect dress and shoes(which I finally did so thank God!!), my maid of honor quitting on me, and the costs of everything, all this has been, is stressful. And don’t even get me started on parents and their strong opinions. (PSA:
If you’re not paying for anything, please don’t bother me with your so called “requirements”. It may seem rude of me but I fully intend on inviting all the people that I’m very close with whether you like them or not. Especially if you’re not helping with ANY of the planning! #sorrynotsorry haha (Lets hope this person doesn’t read this HA!!) )
Thankfully I have a husband that keeps me sane. We were both blessed with very big families so my flowers, save the dates, makeup, hair, DJ, catering and much more, are all being done by family members or friends.
I have incredible bridesmaids/best friends that have stepped up and planned my bridal shower in less than a months notice. They’ve all been such a help to me to make sure I haven’t been stressing too much. What would I do without them lets be honest! ♥
And did I mention one of them is away at college and another in Texas?! So when I say they’re amazing, I mean it. They’re planning my entire bridal shower away from home. And they’re single and hot sooo (Bell, Becky). 😉
I also get to start making all of our decorations and invitations this month. And I couldn’t be more eager, I’m dying to start. I love being crafty and the fact that it’s all going towards our wedding makes it 100x better! I have a wedding planner (Kelly Welk with CiderPress Lane) who makes the designs and mock ups of all my decorations for me to replicate. Let me just say, she is a life saver. Anyone planning a wedding should contact her because she is so sweet and wonderful to work with.
She’s also doing all of my day-of set up so I don’t have to worry about a thing, besides looking flawless 😉
Anyways! To get to my point of this whole post, marriage is so much fun! I am so happy that I got married young because I have someone to go through life with. At this point in my life I don’t know what I would do without Avory. When I’m upset, he is right there to talk to me and make me laugh. I wouldn’t change a single thing. AND I have a permanent adventure buddy and who wouldn’t love that?
And wedding planning, I promise to any engaged couples going through this, as much stress that it causes you, it’s so worth it in the end. No matter how much you go through up until the point of standing next to your best friend, it’ll be like the prior year, months and days of planning never even happened.
Has anyone else had any complications or stressors during your wedding planning? If so, I’d love to hear!