Thursday, August 30, 2012

On Wedding Planning

As you might already know, I announced Eric's and my engagement at the beginning of June. Since then, I've been keeping relatively quiet about everything here on the blog.
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Why?

Mostly because I'm having a hard time deciding what to share here and what not to share here. It's difficult to find that line between what we want to keep private and what it's okay for me to share, but I'd like to try and share what I can.

If only because wedding planning is not as rife with drama as the T.V. shows would have you believe. I certainly haven't shed a single tear over any of the actual decision making to date. Though apparently I made a random woman in the bridal salon cry while I was standing around in my dress waiting for the seamstress.

That was weird.

I won't say that I haven't gotten wrapped up in the idea of scouring Pinterest or Etsy for the perfect something or other. I definitely spent my fair share of time doing exactly that, only to eventually realize that I wasn't staying true to myself. I am not a glitzy, or glamorous woman. I didn't spend my youth planning out an extravagant affair that my groom would have no say in.

No, by and large, I'm profoundly pragmatic and I trust my instincts to tell me when something is right. Thus I've decided to actually put my thoughts about the whole process so far into words and share them over the course of the few weeks. Hopefully my experiences will help some other pragmatic bride feel like it's completely okay to stay true to themselves.