Zen Bride

I know that I have posted before that I am the “single” one in the office, but that is no longer.  I am officially engaged!  My fiancé and I have been dating for about 6 years, and it is definitely “time”.  I have to say, however, it is weird to be planning my wedding.  It just seems so easy compared to some of the horror stories I have heard from other brides. 

I did have my pangs of panic and anxiety at first, before we had a date and location nailed down.  That was really stressing me out.  For me, that was one of the most important components.  I knew that I wanted a summer 2012 wedding at a venue that was able to house my family and friends from back east.  I was extremely anxious about securing a date and a venue, but once that was taken care of, I feel pretty Zen (we’ll see how that goes over the next year :)). 

I mean, what else is there to it?  I feel like there are five main elements that need to be secured: date/venue, caterer/alcohol, band/entertainment, photographer and an officiant.  These are the things that are priorities for me. 

In my case, catering is provided by the venue, alcohol as well.  I haven’t nailed down specifics, but we have time there and the vendor is secure.  Officiant, check.  Now the two big tickets items that I feel I need to nail down are a band and photographer.  I feel that I need to go ahead and nail these vendors down for one reason, availability.  I would be bummed if the photographer that I am interested in would not be available because I dragged my feet on securing them for the date.  Same with a band, they can only play one gig per day. 

Flowers are the one thing that I do find myself dragging my feet on, mainly because, again, for me, it is the first place that I can skimp when it comes to budget.  While I absolutely want an amazing flower arrangement on each table, it doesn’t matter to me if that does not happen.  I would be devastated if I couldn’t have a band, but flowers on every table are just not a big detail for me.  

So for now, I am Blair, the Zen bride.  We’ll see how the next year goes 🙂



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