As we all know I'm getting married! Which is a wonderful and overwhelming experience all wrapped into one ball of stressful energy. Once my Aunt found out she suggested this book, A Practical Wedding. I ordered the book and when it came in I tossed it on the coffee table and there it sat for two weeks until I started stressing out over my wedding, which I swore I would never do. (Which I feel like everyone does) But my original wedding day was well over a year away and I was almost stupid stressed. I was freaking out over something that was so far away so Mr. ManThing being the wonderful human being he is suggested picking up the book my Aunt suggested, so I did.
This book saved my sanity and I will suggest it to EVERY future bride out there. Within the first few pages she talks about how girls plan the 'Wedding that is expected of them' instead of the one they want. Boom, it hit me square in the face. I was planning the wedding that I thought people expected of me instead of the one I wanted. I sat back and looked at Mr. ManThing and explained my realization and we discussed what we both truly wanted out of this wedding.
A small wedding with our favorite people celebrating the beginning of our marriage. In that moment I felt so much relief that it was silly! We then realized that we just wanted to be married and be able to say, "That is my husband/wife." We just wanted to be able to celebrate the beginning of our next adventure with each other.
So we changed our wedding to this July, in my home town and I feel more relaxed planning a wedding in less then 7 months then I felt in planning a wedding in over a year. Thank you Aunt Anne for suggesting this book and Thank you Meg Keene for writing it, without the two of you I don't know what I would have done.