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I'm one of the most laid back brides you'll ever meet... I'm actually more laid back than *I* thought I would be! This is not a stressful situation for us. Everyone is cool, calm & collected. We are enjoying every single minute.... even the moment when JH accidentally overheard the cost of chiavari chairs! I was born a planner. I've been planning weddings since I looked at Martha Stewart Weddings magazine for the first time! And, in great planner form, within minutes I presented him with a picture comparison of with chiavari chair and without and he quickly joined us back on Earth. God love him!
We aren't "rushing" the wedding along, it's just that everything started falling into place for July of this year and we decided to go with it! July, it is. I put on my wedding-planner hat & went to work. I have an entourage of people helping me and lending advice which makes it even easier!
Just because I'm on top of my game, does not mean I'm bridezilla. "If I have planned weddings, why do I ask questions?" 1. Because I value the opinions of my readers. 2. Because I'm used to helping others make decisions about their special day, somewhere along the way I stop thinking about what my own wedding would be like one day. I have the logistic more than covered. Cathedral, hotel, reception contract, band, florist, photographer, etc. It's the stuff most brides have all figured out that I get a little overwhelmed with - there are so many options. Wedding gowns. Bridesmaid dresses. Invitations.
I'm sorry to disappoint but I quickly learned that I'm not an "ah-ha moment" bride. I do not need to hear choirs of angels sing to make a decision. I'm more focused on the overall event for all involved. I've been to a lot of weddings and I have a mental notebook that would scare you or make you giddy with excitement if you are Liene Stevens or Ali Phillips!
1. The Environment.
2. The Food.
3. The Booze.
4. The Band.
Wedding guests remember the dry chicken breast, the $7 cocktails and a the DJ that demanded Grandma get up and do the Chicken Dance. Advance notice, no live-chickens allowed!
Right now I'm most excited about my "Will you be my Bridesmaid?" packages going in the mail within the next day or so! I'm beside myself with excitement about my girls getting these in the mail. I wish I could hand deliver them!
How did you ask your bridesmaids? Or what was the most memorable way someone asked you to be a part of their big day?
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