I am planning a wedding for the year 2015. We originally were thinking Spring/Summer of this year but not so sure we will make that deadline and figure we could possibly wait til 2015, what’s the hurry right? We have been together a year as of late December and by the time 2015 rolls around we will be nearing three years together, that would honestly be the longest engagement I have ever had. We shall see if we stick with 2015 or not, depends on how all of this wedding planning goes….
I have no clue and he has no clue on how to plan a traditional wedding. We both want a semi-traditional wedding that is semi-formal. We have narrowed down some things about our wedding plans and they are:
- Guests don’t have to dress up, they can wear whatever attire they feel most comfortable in. Yes, sure, if they want to wear their Pajama’s so be it, but remember pictures are being taken so if you want that memory, go for it!
- We are leaning towards black and lilac for our wedding colors.
- I will wear a traditional white wedding gown of some sort.
- We will not spend a lot of money creating a semi-traditional wedding.
So far that’s the gist of where we are at, but there isn’t a whole lot to discuss because we are so perfect for each other that each plan just bounces off the other so easily. We tossed some ideas around and both are pretty agreeable with most of what each other say. He wants to wear a tux with tails? Sure .. whatever works. He wants a top hat and cane? Well … I am still thinking about that idea.
This much is true; we want to have this wedding day be a day that celebrates and showcases us as individuals as well as a couple. Everything will simply fall into place …. because that’s how we roll.
I recall when I got married it was a simple wedding, no real decor or any sort of theme. A simple backyard wedding with close family and friends in attendance. The daughter was the flower girl and ring bearer because Aj was far too young to be the ring bearer. My father walked me down the “aisle” which was just the backyard grass … nothing special. It was simple and fine by me, however, some people spend years planning those perfect weddings.
For those who plan their wedding ceremony in advance and really put thought into having a theme of decor for not only the centerpieces, but for the guests required attire, I applaud you. I could never be that person, ever. Being that I am divorced, I can say that some day I may get married again, I would still never plan anything beyond a simple wedding. It is who I am as a person, however, with that being said, I wouldn’t mind creating my own cute centerpieces for the table guests sit at or the reception table where food is place.
One of the ideas I had for a centerpiece that would look fabulous at any wedding would be a floating candle setup – I am amazed at the beauty of candles but a floating candle dish? That amazes me even more and you can create a beautiful floating candle centerpiece with little to no work and planning while still having it look simply breath taking. Whatever the budget you may be working within or the ideas you have for a themed, fully planned wedding – I can say this – remember that you can save money by doing a lot of things your own self and still have the most beautiful, memorable wedding ever.
This is an older post being featured from my Archives as part of my celebration of ONE YEAR OF BLOGGING …
May 19, 2007 was the date I married my husband at a small ceremony in our back yard right here where we still live. We were joined by about 20 or so friends and family to celebrate our love together. I was united as one with the man I call my husband that day and that day was the day I couldn’t be broken. My husband and I had perma-grin all day and night long. My mother in law stayed to watch AJ (a baby at the time) and we were able to have fun and just enjoy our first night of being married. No honey moon, no long vacation, we had to get back to our working lives that following Monday but we enjoyed every moment we had together that first two days of being married.
As I think back to our wedding day I recall home made wine created by my Dad, smiling faces and oh a story that I must tell at another time regarding my daughter never attending a wedding and freaking when Justin smooshed cake in my face! (the poor little girl) What I don’t remember is the song my father walked me down the aisle too, and I don’t feel too bad about it since my husband can’t even recall the song. We didn’t have a dance at a reception party, we simply all mingled together in our garage while having a few drinks and simply being ourselves together as husband and wife.
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