It only seems appropriate that a post about wedding planning should coincide with Love Thursday. As you might remember, Peppe and I got engaged Americana-style last summer. We’re planning a Fall wedding in Texas. Seven months to go. We are in that “we’ve-done-so-much-yet-there-is-still-so-much-to-do phase of the planning. But, we are also in the stage between major-decision making and minute-detail planning that leaves little to do on a daily, or even weekly basis. This does not, however, discourage my mother from asking every couple of days, “What have you done for the wedding?” To which my normal reply, “Nothing new,” is usually met with, “Are we still having a wedding?”
Seriously. She asks me this at least 3 times a month.
The things I have observed in these planning moments, when Peppe and I talk about, not only our imminent vows, and the following festivities, but when we talk about our future, have been amazing. We are having a great time planning our wedding and I cherish these moments. This major life event has brought us closer in ways unimaginable, even to my day-dreamer self.
As a former wedding planner, I’ve seen my share of couples in the midst of wedding planning woes. We haven’t had this issue. Yes, we have different thoughts of what our ideal wedding would be, but we haven’t had one argument (knock on wood), one misunderstanding, or even, and this in itself is astonishing – one forced compromise. After knowing each other so long we know what is important to the other, and we allow for that. It’s working for us.
And, now the fun part. We have limitless options (on a limited budget) for our viaggio di nozze and, to be honest, we are somewhat overwhelmed.
– We’ve done a lot of Europe, so many of these cultural delights are out of contention.
– We both hate to be cold so “X” Canada, Northern Europe, and even the northern states in America.
– We’d love to see Egypt or Morocco, both of which are seen better with a tour, and thus not a romantic holiday!
– Australia, New Zealand, Tahiti – all bellissimi choices, but, a little $$ for the moment…
So…we are working on it. It is fun; we can plan and dream. We can talk about our future and imagine only the good things to come. We can drift in and out of our daydreams with the sensation we need to “pinched” to be awakened.
What a wonderful thing!
Happy Love Thursday everyone!