Monday, 3 February 2014

Marriage Monday.

The title of this post gave me a minor heart-attack.
In a good way, but still.
Marriage? Me? 
It's hard to believe that I've found someone crazy enough to ask me to stick around forever. I wasn't sure if anyone that crazy even existed. 

I know that not everyone wants to read about wedding plans. But in the few weeks that I've been trying to plan this wedding, I've realized that planning a wedding is 
A: only half of what's happening
B: really really hard to do from another country in a short amount of time.

I have no doubt that this is going to be an awesome wedding. I've been looking forward to this day pretty much my whole life. Someone promises to love me forever AND I get to wear an amazing dress? Count me in. But as incredible and exciting as our wedding day will be, it's only a little blip on the storyline. 
Yup. You heard me. A blip.

I don't want to be one of those people who gets so wrapped up in planning a wedding that I forget about the marriage part of it. And I know it's going to be hard not to. So this is my way of holding myself accountable. At least once a week, I'm forcing myself to think past the flowers and dresses to the big picture. The big married picture.

I'll be pairing wedding planning details with something a little more. Whether it's marriage advice I received that week, or a quote on love and family, I want to make sure that I spend time thinking about the after of our wedding day. That's the point of being engaged, right? Reflecting on marriage and the changes it will bring?

That being said, there is definitely a practical aspect to this time. I am incredibly lucky to have the help of my future in-laws, who have already been instrumental in planning our big day. But maybe somewhere out there, there's another couple trying to plan an international destination wedding in less than five months. I can tell you, I'd love to read some posts about how someone else has managed it.
I can't promise to have all the answers, but I can promise to be honest about our process.

Hopefully by the end of this, I'll be able to write a book,
How to plan a wedding in 145 days and not completely lose your sh*t,
but if the title ends up more like,
How to plan a wedding in 145 days and not have everyone hate you despite completely losing your sh*t,
I'll be cool with that.



  1. jessies_personal_secretary4 February 2014 at 12:27

    I love this! Marriage is awesome, and wedding planning is...well, necessary. ;) Can't wait to get together when I get home!

  2. Emily Quatromoni4 February 2014 at 17:04

    Mary! I can ask my old swim coach about planning this kind of wedding. She got married in Scotland a couple of years ago. I bet she could help you :)

  3. Thanks, Em!! That'd be soooo lovely. :)

  4. I hope the wedding planning isn't getting you down! Especially with all the visa work! Many hugs!! xx


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