I will be a Mrs. It's official my friends, Cody and I are getting married in under 3 weeks! It has been a long time coming for him and I. 5 years to be somewhat exact. We have been dreaming about this day for a while now and have had countless conversations about it. But it is time for a moment of honestly..the moment of truth. The last 7 months have been pretty hard for us. If any past bride or groom tells you that planning a wedding is easy or the funnest experience ever, they are dirty liars. Sorry to be brutally honest but chances are someone is planning their wedding for them (which is completely okay!) and is asking them the bare minimum questions to finalize plans. A bit of advice to future brides, yes- planning your wedding is supposed to be incredible fun, and it is. Don't get me wrong, we have had a lot of fun planning and making this wedding happen, but it isn't all fun. It is really hard and I truly believe couples should be prepared for that. Cody and I were not. No one told us how difficult it would be. We heard the sugar coated things about planning a wedding by yourselves, not the inside details which lets face it, are the most important parts! Be prepared for obstacles in 1. Your patience 2. Your relationship(s) 3. Your tolerance level and so much more.
This is in no way meant to scare any future brides and grooms. Planning a wedding is awesome and having the capabilities of making your dreams come true is fantastic, but don't be blind to the real-life side of things. Budgets, decision making together, time management, patience, and the true test of unconditional love. We have loved planning our wedding but we are completely ready to have the wedding be here already. Thinking about that stresses me out a little considering there is still much to do, but really if everything could be ready to go by this weekend, I would be eternally grateful to father-time.
So here is to the next 3 weeks of pure insanity, patience, excitement, anxiousness, readiness, love, stress, and family. Also to all you future brides and grooms. It is such a great experience and I really do love it, but be prepared for obstacle. You can't have your incredible beautiful and perfect wedding without it :)