Planning a wedding has been a complete rollercoaster. 17% of the time, I feel excited and in control, the other 83%, I'm terrified and certain that death is approaching.
Lol okay this isn't true, I'll cry about EVERYTHING but it's still funny. Source
I was so anxious to get engaged to evade the "So when are you guys getting engaged already?!" question but nothing compares to the anxiousness I feel when someone asks "How's wedding planning going?". Not only does a wedding have the pressure of being "the best day of your life" but it's singlehandedly the most expensive thing Rob and I have ever been responsible for. If that's not stress, I don't know what is.
Fact: This is my favorite moment in the movie. Source
Another Fact: If you hate people who quote Bridesmaids, we officially cannot be friends.
But after 8 months in a state of panic, wedding planning is finally feeling less like impending doom. We've learned this whole process goes smoother if I have a glass of wine in my hand. I'm also lucky to have a pretty fabulous bridal party (and my family) in the middle of planning my bridal party. Then I went to mass recently at our church and I got really excited about how beautiful it will be on our big day. But the biggest change has been how incredibly wonderful it is to live with Rob. He's validated the best part of planning a wedding: the affirmation of our love and life together. Being roommates has shown me how truly lucky I am to have such a thoughtful and giving man in my life. He pours me the wine, what can I say?
This is us in a nutshell. Source
In the past few weeks, we finally signed up for our joint checkings account (to pay for the remainder of wedding expenses), picked out save the dates, and bought Rob's wedding ring. Do you guys know how affordable mens wedding bands are?!? CRAZY. We took my ring to get cleaned at the jewelry store he bought mine at and while we waited, Rob tried a few rings on just for fun. He liked a few, we asked the price and my jaw DROPPED. I pulled out my card on that spot. I mean, it was just that affordable (or maybe I thought it was in comparison to what I imagine mine was?). Anyways, I'm just glad wedding planning isn't making me want to crawl into a dark hole anymore but ask me again in a few months.
So for any fellow brides-to-be who don't feel like sunshine is radiating from your butt during the wedding planning process, join the club. Just know, it gets better (I think) and if not, grab a bottle and bring it over to my place so we get the party started!