Hi! I think I’ve been promising to discuss how the wedding planning has been going since Jimmy and I got engaged in August. I’ve refrained from discussing it a lot because I didn’t want it to overtake my blog, you know? It seems like a lot of people are interested to hear how it’s going, so that’s what I’ll be discussing in this post!
Jimmy and I are getting married at our church on June 14th, 2014. Our wedding day also happens to fall on my 22nd birthday. Awkward. We were aiming for June 21st, but our preacher wasn’t available that day. The reception hall we booked only had the 21st or 14th available, so we went with the 14th!
I purchased my dress in October, and I’m waiting for it to be delivered. It’s off-white, and mermaid style. The color is actually called oyster. I love oysters :).
My bridesmaids and I went shopping for their dresses in October, too. I didn’t have anything particular in mind, so I kinda let them choose. I also didn’t have a color scheme until we found the bridesmaid dresses.
So, that’s what the bridesmaids dresses look like! The color is “Malibu Blue,” and our color scheme is going to be blue and gray/silver.
Our reception is at a local(ish) banquet hall. We’ve booked a DJ, and we’re renting a photo booth for the reception. I am so, so excited to have a photo booth! We have also booked a photographer, florist, and hair stylist. The flowers are going to look something like this…
Jimmy and I also booked our honeymoon! We’re going to the Outer Banks, North Carolina. We had such a hard time deciding on our honeymoon because I have a serious fear of flying. We both love the Outer Banks, so we’re renting a beach house there for a week! Woo!
We’ve been doing premarital counseling with our preacher, and it’s been great. We’re learning a lot about the joys and challenges that married life will bring.
We’ve sent our save the dates, ordered invitations, and set a bridal shower date and location. We still have a few things to do like order our cake (or cupcakes!), decide on the reception menu, book a restaurant for the rehearsal dinner, and pick out Jimmy and his groomsmen’s tuxes.
I have always heard that wedding planning is crazy stressful, but I haven’t found that to be true–at least not yet! I have had so much help from my family, Jimmy, and his family. I’m really excited for our wedding, but I’m even more excited to be married to Jimmy. Our wedding is one day, but our marriage is forever, and that’s what I’m truly looking forward to!