Newlywed Perspective: Wedding Planning Withdrawal
Confession: I am going through wedding planning withdrawals. It took three months (to the day) for this to happen, but happened it has. And I miss planning a wedding. Want to know how I know?
Confession: I am going through wedding planning withdrawals.
It took three months (to the day) for this to happen, but happened it has. And I miss planning a wedding.
Want to know how I know? I have, this week, spent more time wandering nearly aimlessly around the pages of mywedding.com than I have on Facebook. In fact, I have only actually even gotten on Facebook once in the past seven days. And it was to look at a friend’s wedding photos.
This is a record for me. I am a Facebook fiend. I can handle the shame of admitting that.
I miss the brainstorming, the wealth of ideas to be personalized or run with, the daydreaming about lace and burlap and lavender and cupcakes (oh, cupcakes). I miss the deadlines, the excitement, the excuse to spend hours pouring over wedding magazines.
(If I’m being honest, though, I don’t think I miss the guest list. Or picking out bridesmaid dresses. But other than that)
Maybe it’s the change of seasons: fall presents so many new options for color and texture, and I was geared towards summer from the very beginning (marrying a football coach means that fall is not an option when you’re planning your wedding). Maybe it’s the fact that the stressful parts of planning have faded completely from my memory and the fun parts are gaining kind of a golden hazy finish.
But, although I still would not change a thing about my wedding (it was perfect. Really. Not that I’m biased.), I miss everything about pulling it together.
And so, I hope that each of you, as you browse wedding websites and magazines and bridal boutiques, gets to really enjoy planning your wedding. And I hope that, at the end of it, you’re not only satisfied but thrilled with the expression of love and joy that you and your fiancé(e) have worked so hard to put together.
In the meantime, I’ll be somewhere in Delightfully Engaged’s inspiration boards, sighing over cupcakes and lace.