Monday, August 18, 2008

Wedding Planning

Well the other day Sean told me that I had to contribute to our blog or else it was going to "die" so I figured that I'd better write something soon...here it goes...

Well as you can see, we are 3 months, 2 weeks, and 4 days away from the infamous Wedding Day and we are so very excited! But all I can say is that weddings are so involved! For anyone that knows me they know I have quite the Type A personality (or as my family kindly refers to it: OCD+) and I am a total planner. I have to have a plan for everything and I have a hard time when things don't go according to plan...so I'm sure you can only imagine how many tears there were when our trip to Houston didn't go according to plan by any means. And just so everyone is aware, I am working on my shortcomings and trying to be a little bit more flexible. Anyway, I have been planning this wedding for months before Sean ever proposed and I finally just told him that if he never did it that there would be a wedding with no groom. Luckily he did and here we are but my goodness I didn't realize how many, many, many decisions I would have to make! How many tiers on the cake, live band or DJ, food, chairs or slipcovers, flowers, decor, linens, bridesmaids’ dresses, invitations...ahhh! I feel like my mind is spinning! Where is Franck when we need him?! I know Sean is so sick of me always asking him questions so he just tells me, "It doesn't matter, whatever you want babe." Most of the decisions have been made by me but Sean, as always, has been so amazingly patient with me in knowing that this really has stressed me out beyond words and sometimes I tend to get a little snappy--I love you baby! But all in all l it has been a lot of fun and we cannot wait for December 6, 2008 to finally arrive so that I can walk down that aisle, forget about all the pomp and circumstance, and once and for all become husband and wife!

As a side note, there was a little incentive given to us by my parents before we ever began this adventure. They came to us and said, "If you decide to elope we will give you ALL the money that we would have spent on a wedding, no questions asked." The deal is now off the table but part of me wishes that we would have put a little more thought into it and just gone to Vegas. We would have had a pretty hefty down payment on a new house right now :) In all honesty though we wouldn't take this back for anything and there are definitely no regrets...a lot of stress...but no regrets.

4 comments:

Cristina said...

I loved this post and totally know where you are coming from! I can't say that the stress of planning ever gets better but it's definitely worth it. You made me want to go watch Father of the Bride right now!

Preston & Shawnee said...

I know EXACTLY how you feel Alexa. Ha. There are SOOO many decisions to be made, with the smallest details. I am for sure OCD about some things as well :) But it's so neat to see it all come together on your wedding day! You're wedding will be beautiful. I'm excited to go to lunch or get together when we're back in Utah, we'll have to start planning!

Ratanawan Family said...

I feel you girl :)...there's a lot of things that I wish was different about my wedding, and things i liked and didn't like...but as I look through pics and watch our video...I wouldn't have traded that day for anything in world! I'm so happy for you!

XoXo

Kimmers said...

Hey there sunshine!!! It has been awhile but I enjoyed reading your post. Reading about your wedding planning made me smile and remember mine. I was just like you. I had to have everything planned and luckily for us we had ours at an Art Gallery so that minimized the decoration portion. Well I am glad to hear things are going well for you. I am so excited for you, you will be an amazingly beautiful bride!!!! Love ya....