Sure, the commercials and TV shows and movies show us gorgeous days with dreamy people floating through romantic clouds of love. And that can be your wedding day…
…but there is no guarantee that you’re going to float through the months leading up to it with a bridal glow so bright it outshines all of the stress and decisions and demands.
I don’t mean to be a downer. There are a lot of special times when planning a wedding. That’s another truth! I can think of a whole list (note to self: future post idea) but I’d say that for every shiny-happy moment is a more serious, potentially-stressful moment.
That’s simply the truth when there are people and emotions involved. And its one that I wish I had been told going into those wedding planning months.
The beauty remains in that you can choose your approach once you know that its not going to be 100% fun going forward:
You can choose not to bother with a song request list because the DJ is a professional and it is just one more thing keeping you up at night that could be avoided.
You can choose to make the seating chart once, and never give it a second thought because we are all adults and we can sit civilly for one dinner hour and everyone will survive.
You can choose to truly embrace the fun parts – because they do exist!
I do promise that there will be fun parts. But, because I wish I’d realized this early on, I’m sharing here for all mes amies who are future brides that planning a wedding is simply is not all about glowy bridal fun.
It is much more about how you choose to approach this time with your fiance and the important people in your life. Making that important choice might be the defining factor in looking back on an engagement that was full of stress, or full of growing love.
“After” photos credited to Kahl Weddings
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