Guest Blogger :: Erika
Okay, not the foofy type over here. Never thought I would get really girlie about this wedding process, figured I would just go with the flow, “hakuna matata” my way through. I mean, I would have minimal input here and there, but not really have to stress a whole lot. Seven months and five days, yikes! We are just planning OUR wedding, the one I thought would never happen! On second thought, I am in full wedding planning mode over here.
Our wedding planner Cicely with Life Design Event Planning gave Shan and myself a timeline of when things needed to happen. By August, I must have my wedding dress picked, to allow time for it to be ordered and alterations made well in advance for the wedding. I sprang into action. I started looking at dresses, dress after dress. I decided to schedule a fitting/trying on session with my bridesmaids so I could get my feet wet.
Shan and I decided we were not going to see each other before the wedding in our dresses. I was nervous from the moment I woke up that day. Kind of weird that my best friend was not going to be there to give me her two cents. I didn’t stop shaking till after I had tried a few dresses on.
The first one was beautiful and made me cry. It was one of the most emotional moments of my life. Partly because, hello–I get to marry Shannon–and partly because this was one of those days I needed my Mommy. Talk about inner conflict! Whether or not she is coming to the wedding, I intend on making this day one of the happiest days of my life. I pushed through the momentary sadness, looked at myself in the mirror again and went on to the next dress.
I thought I found the right one, I mean I still love it, but I plan on looking around just to make sure I didn’t settle on the first dress to waltz into my life. I posted a picture of one of the dresses I tried on, a bit fancy, nice on top, but still not the dress I am looking for. I definitely know that I have some working out to do to stay in shape for “The Dress!”
Until next time, live well, love well, be well! ~E~