I’ve been debating over whether or not I was going to blog about our planning and execution of our getting weddinged ceremony. On the one hand, I don’t want to be THAT girl, but on the other, this is something I’ve been dreaming of for a long time, most especially the last few years. I finally decided that people are more than welcome to skip over any weddinged related posts, so I’ll be marking them clearly in case you don’t want to read about it. The other side of it is that there’s so much that I already can’t talk about going on in my life right now, that I decided I will share the one part that I can.
It was always our intention to have a ceremony, or get weddinged, after we eloped. We wanted to share our joy with our friends and family. For me, it’s about them getting to witness our vows and participate in our pledge of forever. For B, it’s about having them celebrate with us in a big party.
We almost decided not to do it. Once we’d had to put it off for the first couple of years, we worried about it being silly or stupid to do a ceremony. There’s also the whole cost factor and always having better things to spend the money on. And then B’s second brother got engaged. And he decided to tease us about how we were past the point of being able to have a wedding and we should just pop out babies instead. He got the smack down and we set our date.
Which is how we’ve come to start planning our weddinged ceremony for our fourth anniversary. There are some family factors that are causing us to have to make decisions now, but I’m actually pretty grateful for that as having everything set before we enter the chaos of a PCS will be really nice.
There have already been quite a few ups and downs in this process, so I’m excited to share it all. I have a lot of pent up energy on this whole planning thing, since I started planning my wedding to B…two and a half months after meeting him…to be fair, this was after he asked me to move in with him. But still, that’s over four years of pent up ideas. That I’m trying to weave into a tasteful, thoughtful, and affordable ceremony.