Friday, January 16, 2015

11 Days Later


Somehow 11 days have passed since I last blogged, and yet I feel like I just posted yesterday. Seems we're going to have ourselves another year that goes by in the blink of an eye, eh?

Good news: After much procrastination, The Dizzle and I finally sat ourselves down the other night and busted out some wedding details. We have officially booked our flights to Kauai (June 30-July 8!). We have officially booked the nights at the hotel (Grand Hyatt). And we have officially booked our rental car (Thanks HotWire). And after what seemed like a bazillion dollars spent, we also said, "Ah what the hell, YES we'd like to be greeted with two lei's upon arrival at the airport for $30, because it's our wedding week and why the eff not?" So lei'd we will be.

It's crazy to think we have just 5 1/2 months to go. The other morning, when we woke up, The Dizzle grabbed my phone and pulled up our engagement video for us to watch (yes, we still watch that bad boy every now and then). But man, was that really 6 1/2 months ago?

I'm trying not to stress out about anything (keyword: trying), and it's not like there's much TO stress about. I kind of went planning crazy from basically day one and got a lot done. But I will say that when you have a destination wedding, particularly in an insanely expensive place like Kauai, there does come a little bit of.... guilt? When we decided on Kauai (again, like week 2 of being engaged), I guess we just didn't realize quite how much it would all come out to be. And well, now we're in it and this is happening and......I guess I feel a little bad just how much people are spending to be there. Is that normal?

Anyway, I told V Dizz last night that I think I'm going to be the type that just never really LOVES wedding planning. I hear of those women that say they loved every moment of it, but I just don't see HOW. Maybe it's a myth. Like those women who say they LOVE pregnancy. Or LOVE being a stay at home mom to 6 children. Or unicorns.

It's just a whole lot of details and money that no matter how much you try to cut down on costs, it still comes out to a bazillion dollars. A BAZILLION, I say! WHY???? Because they can. "They" being all of the little evil wedding planning people.

Do I sound bitter?

Know that I ALSO said to Verner last night that I'm hesitant to even complain out loud because COME ON. If this isn't a #firstworldproblem I don't know what is. There are by FAR way more things that deserve concern than planning a wedding in KAUAI. Like boo hoo, Michelle, you're getting married on a beautiful island. Stop your bitching, bitch. I get it, I get it.

I will do my best to keep the complaining to a minimum.

I am so so so thankful that this is even happening at all. Really, I am. And I will do my best to enjoy the process. I will also do my best to make sure this man of mine feels appreciated. Because after walking in on him, unprompted, putting together our wedding invitations, it really makes you take a step back, take a deep breath, and not feel so alone and overwhelmed in this. I love you man.


Happy Friday, friends. Thanks for listening to me vent. I heart you too.

See you on the flip side.

xoxo


8 comments:

  1. That last photo made me smile big time. You picked a good egg, Mish! ;)

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  2. You're not alone, I HATED wedding planning! I'm impulsive so planning really isn't my thing. I told my husband that if he ever leaves me and I decide to get remarried, I'm going to the courthouse!

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  3. I've heard from some of my engaged friends that they hated planning their own wedding, but would love to plan someone else's...
    It's really sweet that he was helping with the wedding invites, unprompted. I think a lot of the time the man gets sidetracked in the wedding planning process, so it's nice that he's involved - and actually wants to be involved too!

    xx
    Michaela // Where is my mind?

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  4. that's super exciting! i had a courthouse wedding so i missed out on all that stuff, but i can see how stressful it can be!

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  5. Hahaha, you're allowed to complain about the work involved Mish! Can't wait to see all the photos of everything. We have so got to Skype soon - if not for anything else other than I want a sneak peek at the invitations, ha! Xx

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  6. I think wedding planning is one of those love or hate things. I fell in love with it and even started my own wedding planning business, soon after my wedding was over (so if you have questions, don't hesitate to ask!). But don't feel bad that you don't enjoy it! It's definitely a common theme among many brides! Glad to hear Dizzle is helping, that's definitely rare for a groom!

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  7. I just got a check for $500.

    Sometimes people don't believe me when I tell them about how much money you can get by taking paid surveys online...

    So I took a video of myself getting paid over $500 for filling paid surveys to set the record straight.

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