planning. in every sense of the word.

February 17, 2010 § 1 Comment

Planning a wedding is a lot of work, but it’s a fun project to take on. I mean, when else can you sit and ponder flower details and color palettes and shoes and everything frivolous and not feel guilty about it?

As a (relatively) newly engaged girl, I spend a fair amount of time perusing wedding blogs that may or may not pop up new posts, pictures, and creative goodness in my google reader all day long. And while this is great for coming up with ideas for planning the look and feel and details of the wedding, there is a lack of focus on what comes after the wedding.

Like, you know, the marriage?

Why is that? Besides the obvious fact that weddings are usually pretty and have a lot of visual interest to catch blog readers, is it just not that interesting? One site that is good about discussing the life-after-wedding is A Practical Wedding. Not only is it funny, but it really helps put everything into perspective. Sure you’re going to have this great party, but the real point of the day is to bring the bride and groom together and create a new family.

So how does one plan a life with someone when for 20-or-so years they planned life for themselves? What are the steps to creating a partnership that lasts a lifetime?

I don’t really know where I’m going with this, and I hope this doesn’t sound negative or anything like that because I am truly happy to be going through this with Eric and I think our life together will be great once we figure out what it’s going to be. I just wanted to ramble on since most of the big-picture wedding decisions have been made (location? check. bridal party? check. dress? check. photographer? check. florist? check. dj? check.) and now my wedding-crazed brain gets a little reprieve.

Anyone want to share helpful hints? No? Ok, next time will have pictures, I promise …

-kt

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§ One Response to planning. in every sense of the word.

  • Amanda says:

    Well as a couple that is enjoying marriage BEFORE the wedding, you just have to make sure that you enjoy the ride of life together. When you are married to your best friend, marriage should be easy, you shouldn’t have to work at it. Yes there will be tough times, (hello josh is in hunstville) but as long as you know the other person loves you, then that’s all that matters. It puts a new perspective on the wedding itself as a day to celebrate, not stress over. I know I am a bit more laid back than most, but in the end, who will remember what color napkins you had at the wedding? They will remember that the couple that got married loved each other and lived happily ever after.

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