You’ve heard it time and time again: Wedding planning can make you crazy.
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I thought that would never be me. I would remain cool and calm throughout the wedding process. I would keep my value systems intact and I would remain practical and rational.
Yeah…that didn’t happen. I am ashamed to say that I did get a teensy bit crazy when it came to purchasing my save the dates (STDs).
As I mentioned before, I went on Etsy and looked for save-the-date templates once we received our engagement photos. Mr. G and I chose two templates—one for the Japanese wedding and one for the American wedding.
American Save the Date Template from Etsy shop: Designs by Adj
Japanese Save the Date Template from Etsy shop: Paper Flowers Designs
I equally loved both when I purchased them and received the digital proofs, but as time passed I started to dislike the American one for no apparent reason (it is a beautiful and fun design). I would hassle Mr. G every other night.
Me: Do you still like our American save the dates?
Mr. Gondola: Yes! Wow are you seriously still asking me?
Sigh. I was getting crazy.
I ordered the American STDs on Vistaprint and immediately regretted purchasing them. I sat on the couch and resigned myself to a life where I really didn’t care for the STDs for our second out of two weddings.
Even Wonka knows I’m being silly. / Image via quickmeme.com
The next day I was on Pinterest and I saw the cutest and free STD from Wedding Chicks.
Image via weddingchicks.com
On TV you see the childless couple who looks at a photo of a baby who is awaiting adoption. Tears well up in their eyes and they just know this is the one. They exclaim, “This is our baby!” I felt the same way about the save the dates. I know, I’m crazy.
I immediately went to see if I could cancel my Vistaprint order. Guess what? I could! I wouldn’t get my money back, but I would get credit. This didn’t phase me at all as I would order the exact same thing but with a different picture so the price would be exactly the same. I went on Wedding Chicks and downloaded the STD. I was just about to order it on Vistaprint when the rational side of my brain reminded me that I should probably ask my fiancé.
Later that night I explained to Mr. G that I wasn’t in love I with our STDs and that I found one for free, so if we ordered the new ones it would still be the same price.
Mr. G liked the new ones and was on board! I ordered the new ones and felt great after I ordered. Great, but silly.
Our new American Save the Date
Has wedding planning made you a bit crazy? Have you started to care about things you never thought you would?