Oh my good Lord I’m awful at keeping up with any kind of social media. Which is crazy, because that’s what I do all day at work…maybe that’s the problem? Who knows. Anyway…
Wedding planning is in full force these days. I’ve always been a wonderful procrastinator, and I must say I’m exceptionally good when it comes to this wedding. I’ve got the major things taken care of: venue, dress, cake, etc. But now I’m getting into all the little details that are just torture. Picking out music for a million different parts of the ceremony and reception, choosing flowers, invitations, decorations, ugh…none of it is as fun as I thought it would be. Arsen keeps reminding me that I have to remember what it’s all about: me and him starting a our lives together and being happy and in love. Sometimes it’s difficult to keep sight of that when I’m bogged down in all the details.
On top of that, we are now having TWO weddings. Yes, you read that right, two. On September 17th, we will be having our wedding at the venue I chose with all of our friends and family and all of that. And most likely the weekend before that, we will be having our Armenian wedding. It’s really important to Arsen that we be blessed by an Armenian priest in the church, and also his family wants to invite all of their friends who would definitely appreciate an Armenian ceremony more than our American one. So there ya go. Two weddings. I was super stressed about it at first, but I will have zero to do with the planning, and more importantly the funding, of the Armenian wedding. So my plan is to show up. Period.
On a fun note, we got our engagement pictures done a couple months ago! I’ll put a few of them on here for your viewing pleasure. And hopefully, it won’t be another four months before I update again.
We did it. We finally, FINALLY chose a wedding venue. It is the first place I absolutely loved when we started looking, and I should have known that meant it was “the one”. But of course, I let the concerns of everyone else involved get in the way, and we drug this process out for over a month. Moral of the story: trust your gut. Lesson learned!
So I’ve decided to take this approach with the rest of the wedding: when I love something and have a strong reaction to it, that’s it. Of course, the fiance gets a say too, but for the most part he won’t be too concerned with flowers and decor and all of that. And of course, I’m sure there will be many calls to my mother and friends, asking for advice, but you get the point. No more questioning my first instincts!
I do love the venue we chose. It is gorgeous in a very clean, simple, elegant way, and to me those are beautiful words to describe a wedding. I can visualize how I want things to be already, and I couldn’t be more happy to have made my choice. YAY!!!!
I’m the type of girl who always thought the period of my life that I spent engaged to the love of my life would be blissful and filled with happiness and love. Umm….no. Don’t get me wrong, I’m certainly blissful and happy and in love sometimes, but I’m also stressed out and cranky and arguing with the love of my life more often than not. Who knew how difficult this would be??? Why did no one tell me???
OK, enough with the drama. It’s really not so bad. We just can’t find a place to hold the wedding and reception. Which basically means we can do absolutely nothing. We can’t choose a date, we can’t decide on the number of guests, we can’t choose a photographer. Nothing. And the opinions from our families and friends, while somewhat helpful, make it even more difficult. Not only are we trying to please ourselves, we’re trying to please everyone involved. I find myself desiring that little quicky Court House marriage that Arsen has been pulling for on a regular basis.
So this journey could be interesting. IF we find a place and are able to book when we want, we will be getting married in September of next year. This means we have about 10 months of fun ahead of us….and that may actually be true. I’m thinking once we find a venue, everything else actually WILL be fun and blissful and happy and all that. Cross your fingers for me. Please.