So, I’m learning that working on planning a wedding (Robbin, our oldest daughter is getting married on August 1st, 2009) is kind of like being pregnant. What I mean is this: everyone wants to tell you their “labor story”. I have heard many wedding horror stories which usually start with, “Oh, here’s one thing you’ll never want to do…” followed by an animated story of how the cake fell over, or pictures were lost, or someone fainted, or dresses ripped, rings were dropped or lost, or ring bearers who threw up…. I usually smile and use my mom’s wonderful advice and say, “Thanks for sharing that with me, I’ll take that into consideration!” Then I either file it away to remember or disregard completely depending on the value to me.
I’m finding out that the details never end when planning a wedding. I’m waking up at night sometimes with the “Oh, no, we can’t forget to check on …….” I’m starting to write lists everywhere I go. I refuse to get stressed though. 🙂
Switching gears, I am soliciting ideas/advice. Robbin and Jake’s wedding will be rather large – comes with the territory with big families on both sides and being a pastor’s daughter in the same church for over 22 years! It will be fun – that I know, but when you think of catering and decorating – whew, let’s just say it feels a little overwhelming in the budget area. So, I’m looking for budget friendly ideas for catering/food/desserts and decorating. Now’s your chance to share – solicited by yours truly.