Emily Engaged

The Wedding Planner

So … I’m engaged. It really is a crazy thing. You go straight from being in a normal relationship, to being deliriously happy, to worrying about a wedding. All of a sudden the planning isn’t just about my carefully cultivated Pinterest boards but about our collective budgets, schedules and guest lists. I’m faced with the sudden realization that the perfectly quirky, rustic, outdoor wedding I’ve always wanted may not be a reality. It’s only been a month, but it’s driven me a little insane so far. My stress level is definitely a tad high and may have culminated in the making of a late-night wine float.

That being said, it’s also a very exciting time. At the risk of sounding cliche, or just annoying, it’s the most surreal feeling to realize that someone wants to hang out with me for (eek!) life. There’s a person out there that actually wants to talk to me every night, attempt to make dinner with me and support my Harry Potter re-reading habits.The scary planning stuff – that’s where you all come in. I’m going to be writing about my trials and tribulations and telling you guys the truth about what it’s like to plan a wedding, wine floats and all. I might even ask for your help making decisions, because I’m crazy like that. You’ll be the Jennifer Lopez to my bratty blond chick, as long as you don’t steal Matthew McConaughey in the end.

Until next time, Giggles!

Image via Preppy Chic Blog

  • http://www.facebook.com/Snapit.loveit Miranda Perez

    Congrats!! Can’t wait for your upcoming articles! <3

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=13607394 Allison Duff

    Congrats! I’m going through something similar, got engaged about a week ago. I look forward to reading about your experiences too! Not two hours after we announced our engagement, my mother started weighing in with all her ideas about what should happen so I am definitely understanding stress level and the need for balance!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/mackenzie.barrow Mackenzie Barrow Warren

    I got married this past spring and my wedding was nothing like the one I’d been planning in my head for years. But is was beautiful and if I could go back, I wouldn’t change a thing!

  • Anonymous

    I got engaged last December, and it seems like it has been a whirlwind since, our small outdoor wedding of 50 has turned into a BIG wedding and inside (sigh…)! But as stressful as it is, it is also SO much fun and so unreal, we are getting married next September! I have a blog http://simplisticlivinggirl.blogspot.com/ where I write about tons of things but I am going to be starting to blog about the wedding planning and the numerous DIY ideas I have fallen in love with to save money!! Good luck!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/angelica0917 Angelica Zamora

    Congrats on your engagement :) I’m also going through the same thing. Guest list is so hard. However, the planning is so exciting. You just have to remember it is “YOUR” wedding. Can’t wait to read more of your upcoming articles :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/aeotto Ashley Elizabeth Otto

    Congrats! This is really exciting, and I look forward to the future posts. I’m not engaged, but it’s always fun to daydream about my wedding day and live vicariously through those who are planning their own. 😉

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1431480257 Stephanie Smith

    I just turned 22, I’m in a senior in college, and I’m engaged! People act like I’m nuts, but really I am just lucky that I found the right guy so early in my life. I am currently juggling finishing my marketing degree at Miami University and wedding planning. My fiance just started pharmacy school at Ohio State so he’s busy with school and I’m on my own for the wedding planning part. I am pumped to read about your adventures, we’ll be doing this together!

  • http://www.facebook.com/2bemarried Ali Baron

    I’d love to do a free 2bemarried “how we met and fell in love” mini-documentary for you to post on your wedding website or to show at your rehearsal dinner… check it out! 2bemarried.com

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000627691307 Christina Boucher

    I’m engaged as well, and it’s SO good to know I’m not the only one going through the crazy polar opposites of getting married. There’s so much that’s wonderful, I love him more than anything in the world, but I also can’t make a decision on anything. Cannot wait to read more. :]!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001056772779 Sophie Del

    Congratulations!!! I love the wedding planner movie! Its a fave! Just try to have girls night out with your friends every other couple of weeks so yuo get to relax! Just try to have your already married friends because they know how stressful it can be. You dont want your other friends to think you are a bridezilla! no.

    Have a wonderful stress-free wedding and remember that the only thing that matters is that your groom soon to be husband wants to maary you! even though if your haiur looks bad or the bouquet is different from the one you ordered!:)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=31001273 Kate Woodward

    Oh my god, the quirky, rustic, outdoor wedding! Tell me all about how it goes so I can then plan my own. Someday!

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