And I’d like to tell a story just sit right there…
I’ll tell you how our wedding changed about a million times before we finally settled on an idea that made sense and cost many less cents than our original plan(s).
There’s a very good reason I don’t write lyrics, and probably a good reason that I don’t plan weddings either.
You see, our wedding has changed direction about a hundred times since we first started planning. It’s not that we didn’t have good ideas. It’s that we had sooo many good ideas. I’ve been planning my $100,000 wedding for the past 10 years, faithfully reading Weddingbee and poring over bridal magazines and blogs for inspiration. My wedding PowerPoint presentation (from the pre-Pinterest days) is 273 pages long and takes five minutes to load. My Pinterest has 25 wedding boards, all dedicated to different themes from “Gatsby” to “vintage seaside” to “vineyard.”
When Mr. Rucksack and I got engaged, I figured all of my extensive research would go a long way in our planning process. I was Wrong with a capital W. It turns out we were in for a lot of sticker shock (wouldn’t you know, my dream $100,000 budget was cut down to $15,000 in the real world) and venue woes. Also, with so many ideas out there it was hard to figure out what exactly was “us.”
We felt a little like this (and even ended up with a semi-nautical theme, ha):
But after months of “planning” we finally have a real vision and real vendors! Whew! Now I just have to keep reeling myself in when I start adding on a million projects and “must have” decorations. I blame Pinterest.
Did you have a hard time paring down your wedding ideas, too?
- Branford, CT
- Business Analyst
- Wedding Date:
- Madison Surf Club