Cause thats close to how this feels.
We have pretty much everything done. Photographer, check. Venues, check. Date, check. Dress, check. Bridesmaids dresses, check.
We just got our engagement pictures done, and let me tell you, they turned out FABULOUS! I couldn’t believe how amazing they look. I give all the credit to our photographer. She is absolutely amazing, and I can’t wait to see what she does for our wedding. I know they will be perfect! I never could have dreamed that our pictures would turn out this amazing. The best compliment I’ve gotten on them is: “You can tell you are both really happy”. THANK. GOD.
What more could I ask for in my pictures? Its one thing to tell people how happy you are with someone, and how much you love them, but to have it come through in pictures? That’s tough, but also the most amazing thing. Of course, that was my goal. I wanted people to be able to tell, that with just one look at one picture, we are absolutely and incredibly in love and beyond happy. And that happened.
Now comes the next step: Save the Dates. Which we do have time for since we have just under a year until the wedding. BUT Save the Dates also mean a guest list. (Insert whimpering sounds here)
I knew we were going to have a ton of people on our list. With just both of our families, the list was long. That was unavoidable. I have a huge family, with 4 sides. C’s family isn’t as big, but its still a big family. But then once we got it all down on paper, and we aren’t done yet, the heart attack and anxiety set in. HOW ARE WE GOING TO HAVE ROOM FOR ALL THESE PEOPLE?
C’s answer: “we’ll just move the reception”. Well I’m sorry, but that’s not an option. We can make that location work, and we will. Once we refine our list more.
The numbers are incredible. So far we have just above 150 names listed for invites to send out. But once we include all the people that the one invite includes, we are at nearly 450+ people. And don’t forget, our list isn’t done yet. I know I don’t have everyone my parents will want to invite, C’s parents want, or who C wants.
Now, I know everyone we invite wont come. That’s just a fact. Which is fine. But my lord. This is incredibly insane. What are we thinking?
And how in the world are we EVER going to address that many envelopes? Or pay for that postage? I think my arms might fall off when it comes time to send them out!
But as crazy as this is making me, which really isn’t all that much yet, its all worth it. I couldn’t imagine not inviting the people we have so far. They are all so important to us that we have to have them there. Or at least let them know that we want them there. And honestly, none of it matters as long as we are surrounded by the people we love, and I get to marry the man I love more than anything.