“Holy fuck. There is still so much left to do.” - Jamie - 4/5/18
We are less than six months away from our wedding and starting to feel the pressure. We got a ton of the big stuff out of the way (huge thanks to our parents!). We got the venue, food, Jamie’s got a dress, we sent out the save the dates, we got the DJ squared away, but somehow there are still things to do. Who knew a table card could double as a take-home gift? I didn’t even know you needed to provide a take-home gift. Also, HOW much to flowers cost?
Obviously, we are going to need booze. I more than likely need a suit of some kind. . I have been told a tuxedo tee shirt won’t cut it. It’s incredible how many small details go into planning a wedding. I have to imagine it is only harder when you are planning from across the country. We are located in Los Angeles and will be getting married in Philadelphia.
There is a piece of us that wants to go through this process and have a huge celebration of our love. I love our love, so I want to celebrate it in front of as many people I care about. I am sure we will be glad we did it once all is said and done. Someone told me this might be the last time everyone is gathered to celebrate such a huge moment in your life that is just for you; it stood out to me. At the same time there is a piece of us that wishes we just went to the Grand Canyon, eloped, and then just flew back to Delco (southern suburb of Philadelphia, google it. Trust me, it’s worth it.), married and through a big ass party.
Although we are overwhelmed now I know, we will get this done. We have our checklists, spreadsheets and day planners synced through iCloud. It’s all about breaking it down to bite size chunks and setting measurable goals; just like anything else in life. Besides plenty of people have done this before with even smaller time frames. We are feeling the pressure now, but I know it will be worth it; especially since we are currently planning our honeymoon! Regardless of how we are feeling now we always end up happy together at the end of the day, its a marriage, not a one day party.