Monday, February 27, 2012

Time is of the essence...

Seems like everyone I know who has gotten engaged finds themselves in tears and utterly stressed out at least a couple of times throughout the engagement process. Aside from a brief panic attack when the priest pretty much told us he wouldn't let us have a traditional ceremony because we lived together this whole wedding planning process has been pretty calm and smooth. (Side note...after talking to the priest he seemed okay with everything - we meet with him next week so fingers crossed everything is still ok).

I have to say the average 14-month engagement, which we just so happen to have is PERFECT! If you have a date in mind tell your boyfriends to count 14-months back from that and that's when they should propose. I know 3 people - 2 of whom are close friends who had gotten engaged in January/February and are now trying to plan a September/October wedding. It can be done and I'm not one for super long engagements, but in the past few months I've learned time is of the essence and I'd rather have more of it on my side then less of it.

Part of that comes right down to the money. It's so much easier to put some dollars towards wedding items here and there then having to come up with all of it in just a few months. Especially if you and your groom are paying for a lot of the wedding yourselves. Half my dress is already paid for, half of my fiance's wedding ring done, half the venue done, save the dates are done/sent, Christmas decorations that can be used for weddings were bought for dirt cheap, and a whole lot more tucked away. Even my invitations and wedding programs (thank you Minted and WeddingNouveau.com) are already done and I'm just waiting on having those printed until we talk to the priest and finalize times.

I just feel incredibly lucky right now to be sitting here practically twirling my thumbs as I try to think of wedding things I need to check off my list...right now it's pretty empty. Whew....

PS - we took our engagement photos last Saturday and I haven't seen one yet...I can hardly wait...

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