Happy Halloween everyone! I hope you’re all having a relaxing Saturday morning and getting ready for some fun tonight. In the meantime, I wanted to update you on what’s been happening in the land of wedding planning.
As you may have read before on the blog, my wedding is coming up in June and D and I are in full wedding planning mode trying to get everything booked and figured out. Here’s what we’ve been doing lately:
One of the most significant things that has happened recently is that our parents met each other for the first time! We had been trying to make this happen for a while, but it was a crazy year for everyone involved and the meeting kept getting pushed farther and farther out. Last Saturday was finally the day. I invited my parents and D’s mother over to our house and we had a nice lunch with snacks, desserts and sandwiches. Being that they are all from the same town, and had similar Italian upbringings, I was hoping they would find a lot to talk about, but of course everyone was nervous ahead of time. Well, we had no reason to be, because the day was a huge success. I’m relieved this meeting has finally happened and that everyone now knows each other. The next step is to get our siblings to meet.
In other news, I’m exactly one week away from going to try on wedding gowns. For some reason, this has been the thing that has been freaking me out the most. I’ve never been much of a shopper, especially for clothes, and I’ve been known to be extremely picky. I’ve booked appointments at two shops and I’ve been trying to research dresses and figure out what I think I might want. I’m hoping this goes well. Wish me luck!
Two things are fully secured at this point: the DJ and the hotel block where our guests will be staying. We’re in talks with a wedding officiant who is actually presiding over our friend’s wedding which we will be attending tomorrow. It’s perfect timing to attend another person’s wedding in general because we can take a whole bunch of mental notes on how the day goes and maybe get some ideas.
It seems no matter how much we get done, there’s still a ton more to do. We also have to start thinking about getting “engagement” pictures (I put that in quotes because we’ve been engaged for more than a year at this point) to put on our save the date cards, and then send those out. I’m trying to focus on one task at a time so as not to get too overwhelmed.
Anyone have any tips on engagement pictures?
If you’re married/engaged where did you take yours?