Wedding Planning: The early stages

We’ve gotten quite a few of the big ticket items nailed down:

  • The ceremony, which will be small and for immediate family and our closest friends only, will be held at our home.
  • The reception will be held at the town “gym,” which is an old school gym but is now used for community events.
  • Two of my coworkers are doing dinner and dessert. Not ruining the surprise there, though!

The parts I’m having the most difficult with are my indecisiveness: What color should the bridesmaid dresses be? Do I want them all to match, or do something a little different? What color should MY dress be? What about The Fiance, and the groomsmen, what should they wear?

Also, in case you weren’t aware, I’m still in my first trimester thus completely devoid of any energy to actually do… well, anything. I go to work, come home, sometimes nap, eat, go to bed. Lather, rinse, repeat. So the fact that we’ve gotten a few of the big things figured out – and other things, like the photographer – nearing a decision, makes me feel pretty proud of myself.

It’s the little things about the wedding, the details – plates and silverware and tablecloths – that are giving me anxiety and making me wonder Why The Actual Hell We’re Not Eloping. So I’m hoping that passes as I (hopefully) get my energy back in the coming weeks. Because, um, HELLO. July 16 is going to be here SOON.

Photo: ellajphillips

5 Comments

  1. Brittney said:

    I say google your favorite colors and the words “wedding” – and you’ll get great ideas. I had matching bridesmaids and wish I’d let them stick to the same color but slightly varied styles!

    Friday, May 13, 2011
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  2. rik said:

    maybe even try online color scheme generators to pick a color or two? 

    Friday, May 13, 2011
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  3. Stacey said:

    The little details were what frustrated me too. The best advice I can give you is to enlist your family and friends to help you! Seriously! Brides sometimes feel scared to ask for help because it’s easy to think no one cares about your wedding as much as you do, but you’d be surprised to find out how much other people truly care and want to help you! 

    Friday, May 13, 2011
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  4.  Man, I look forward to getting married someday, but not the actual wedding planning part! For the color of the bridesmaid dresses, I would go with a summer-y color since you’re getting hitched in July i.e. pink, peach, etc.

    Also, immediate family and close friends sounds good. I might have to keep that in mind for my future wedding!

    Sunday, May 15, 2011
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