I have felt like I have been in a whirlwind for the past week and a half.
I still wake up realizing I get to marry this guy:
(I know I post this picture too much, but its my favorite!)
And then other times I completely remember we are engaged while I am in the midst of trying to create a budget for this whole shindig called a wedding. My poor man is probably going crazy because we have two years to plan this wedding.
But here's the thing:
I have international family so letting them know information far in advance is important.
I am from Indiana so letting them coordinate and save far in advance is important.
I have always wanted to be a wedding planner and now I can do it for my own wedding and that is important to me.
So I am reaching out to all the other brides out there that have done this shindig wedding thing.
I NEED HELP!
The reality for me is that I am getting married right after I graduate grad school which means my pocket will be very light. I want a wedding that is affordable, but also memorable. Having the people I care about most to celebrate with is most important to me. And I really want a mash-potato bar. Call me crazy, but it has always been a dream. And my last requirement is to have a dress along the lines of what I have been dreaming about (Ballgown type).
So those are my necessities. We have been considering having a backyard wedding, but it seems like that may be a little too much work. Anyone out there done a backyard wedding? Can you give me some pros and cons? Do you suggest an all inclusive venue instead?
I thought this wedding planning business would be easy, but its not.
So please, ladies, help me!