Wedding Planning…Where do I begin?

So…the man I call my husband is indeed my husband. We have been together for quite sometime and he officially asked me to marry him with a ring. Funny, Right? To us, we are married…I call him my husband and he calls me his wife. We are getting married mostly for traditional reasons but for formality reasons also. I want to officially have his last name and we want to have a small yet intimate wedding with the most important people gathered to enjoy it with us.

Now…Where do I begin? We have picked the venue…not hard. Our farm is beautiful and we want to be in the comfort of our home, not to mention trying to figure out what to do with our four kids while we have all this going on. We want to include them in the whole process and enjoy it together as a family considering we are bringing two families together as one. I have picked what flowers I want, the colors for our wedding, the rustic theme and the boots I want to wear. I have so many ideas of what I want. I have it all drawn out in my head and I just can’t seem to put it all on paper.

We don’t want something huge and it is so hard to find things in small quantities. The prices on many things are so expensive and some people won’t even make invitations if it isn’t over a certain amount. I didn’t want to spend a ridiculous amount of money on wedding invitations, flowers, a venue, a caterer, or even a wedding planner.

So I started searching. I went with my Maid of Honor to a florist consultation and it was nice. We sat down, went over a list of ideas, how I wanted to flowers, what I was looking for. I was soaking this all in…What was I really looking for? Is that what I really wanted? How did I want my flowers arranged? Did I want ribbon or burlap or both? How do I want to set the tables? What kind of food do we want? But we managed to pick what we wanted for food. It’s hard to make these decisions because everything has to be perfect or dang near perfect. I looked at all kinds of ideas. I know what I want and I don’t want to settle for less. I have been searching all over the internet for DIY projects and how to make my wedding unique and fun.

I have all kinds of questions. Questions from what I can have to entertain the kids to what I can wear to be more comfortable when we are done with our first dance. It’s been a road full of unanswered questions and then a lot of options on top of that for others.

I ordered my save the dates, wedding invitations, and RSVP cards through Vistaprint, absolutely beautiful and I spent maybe a total of $30 on the invitations I wanted and how I wanted them. I picked how I wanted my flowers and instead of spending $200 on just my bouquet, I am spending $200 on all the flowers for my wedding from fiftyflowers.com. I like the mason jar idea and well those are cheap at walmart, just gotta buy the paint to make them the colors I want. I still have to order my dress and my Maid of Honors’ dress. I have been searching high and low to answer all the questions I have. I know this is going to be a long road and we only have 9 short months to get all the fine details sorted out. I am excited and yet frustrated at the same time. Feel free to share any ideas or stories. I;d love some help or feedback. Thank you 🙂

God Bless

-Munchkin Momma

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