One of my biggest faults is that I am a people pleaser. I’m not talking about just being nice to people here and there, I’m talking about going out of my way to try and make every person around me happy. I know this is a good quality to have sometimes, but certain other times it’s to the downfall of my own happiness.
Cue wedding planning. This is supposed to be the one day in your life that it’s acceptable to plan an entire event around yourself and your future spouse and everyone is supposed to go along with it (or decline the invitation). Do you think I could do that? No. I wanted to put my guests before myself. I don’t mean just making sure that they are comfortable and that I have some food everyone will like, I’m talking major decisions here.
I originally wanted to elope, but I knew Mr. SM was an only child. I love his mom, and I knew it would mean a lot for her to be able to see her son on his wedding day. Every mother dreams of the day they get to see their children marry their life partner. I had no problem with this. Honestly, I wanted my own parents and my grandma to be able to witness this beautiful day with us. In fact, we moved our wedding date more than once due to people complaining. We had even offered to pay for a couple of the people to join us and they still made different excuses. It was exhausting trying to find somewhere that was to everyone’s liking, and there were a couple of times we almost gave up. People even had problems when it came to us looking for a venue in our home state.
Mr. Sea Monkey’s parents / Personal photo