It's been almost 20 days since Wendell and I got engaged. How quickly time flies! I've had a lot of fun planning our wedding so far, and we've had a couple of stressful moments, nothing major, but I'm sure it's a taste of what may come. Or maybe not, maybe that will be as bad as it gets.
Now that our mindsets are begining to sync up, the stress has dwindled. Our different ideas are starting to come together nicely and Wendell has been enjoying the free reign I've given him over the STD cards (no, not that kind of STD sickos, Save The Date). I won't give away any details, I'll just say that it'll be the first clue letting everyone know we're not having a typical, foo-foo princess type wedding. That's not us, so we're not going to have one of the most important days of our lives together be about that. There will be some tradition weaved in as we both have love and respect for it, but the day will be very much "us".
We still have a gazillion and a half ideas to sort through. We both like so many different things and like to be creative so that's out biggest challenge at the moment. I've got butterflies like crazy. I don't think I've ever been this excited about something in my entire life! And I love that Wendell is enthusiastic about planning our day. I've never been thrilled about the whole "it's the bride's day" mentality. There are two people involved in a wedding, not just one. But at the same time, he's letting me go a little nuts with my ideas and I'm not complaining.
I was never one of those girls who fantasized about her dream wedding. Not as a little girl, not as a teen, marriage hadn't entered my mind until my mid-late 20's. I must say I'm a little surprised at how excited I am, I knew I would be, but planning this day with Wendell just makes it that much more special.
Stay tuned for some updates. I've got so much reeling through my head you'll probably hear from me more often.