I’ve just recently begun thinking about planning my wedding (I’ve only been engaged for 9 months now… ) and one of my favorite websites I’ve found about wedding planning is OffBeatBride.com. I never realized how non-traditional I am when it comes to the wedding process, but I find myself agreeing with a lot of what’s on this website.
I found this article When Brides Don’t Squeal Enough today and I couldn’t agree more. When I was first engaged I was definitely not super excited about it. Mostly I was overwhelmed, anxious and scared. Everyone around me began asking if we’ve set a date yet (within days of the engagement!), what the theme would be, where we would have it, etc. Honestly I hated (and sometimes still do) talking about the impending wedding. It’s such a daunting task, sometimes it feels like it’s looming on the horizon like a thunderstorm rather than one of “the best days of my life.” I seriously felt like something was wrong with me because I wasn’t elated about the wedding. I know now that it’s just part of my personality; I hate being the center of attention, I hate huge parties, and that’s essentially what a wedding is. Unfortunately, it’s extremely important to my fiance to have his (large) family at his wedding, so this is something we’re going to have to get through. But at least we’ll be doing it together. 🙂