With our wedding coming in June, I've been busy with preparations!
A Simple Little Wedding?
I never knew there could be this many details for a simple, little wedding!
I didn't really think about it, but you have to make the exact same decisions whether you're planning a wedding for 25 or 250...the quantities are just smaller!!
You still need a dress (a tiring quest), a cake and a veil, shoes and a photographer. You have to rent chairs and plan your flowers and create your invitations.
You have to find table linens you love (the rental ones are crap), as well as china and glassware (the rental ones are crap). And you have to get everyone else styled and dressed too - not just yourself. You need to buy rings! You need someone to do the ceremony. You need somewhere to have the ceremony! You need something intelligent to say when the time comes.
Oh, and don't forget to plan the menu and get programs made and find the perfect vessels for flowers. And maybe some pretty jewelry to wear? And don't forget a second set of chairs for the ceremony, and a high chair for the baby at the reception, and writing your vows and...what about the menu?
Oh, and try to keep off the 5 of the 15 pounds you planned to lose...exercise is hard when you have chronic muscle pain and headaches, and you're getting tired of vegetables at every meal.
So, what a wonderful project, but what a production! When it's all done, I can't wait to read a book and visit my blog friends and take a year off Pinterest.
While I've been doing all the art direction for the wedding, David's been planning our honeymoon! I think this is a great division of labour, particularly since we decided we wanted a low-key honeymoon and I didn't have to worry about doing a lot of research.
We'd originally planned for England, but with wedding expenses and general exhaustion, we thought a more low-key and restful vacation was just the ticket.
So we decided to focus our holiday around a city we've always wanted to see...Charleston, South Carolina! We're going in early October, so it's a bit of a wait.
We'll spend two weeks on the South Carolina coast, centered around Charleston but with perhaps a trip to Savannah. Then we'll spend a week on the beach in a lovely rented condo. England will have to wait. I need some hot sand between my toes. And some good antique shops...
Folly Beach, SC
(I just hope they don't have a hurricane!)
So...if you have any suggestions for things to see and do around Charleston and along the coast, we'd be thrilled to hear them!
Do you have any favorite antique stores, art galleries or restaurants? Any favorite inns or B&B's? What about favorite beaches or little towns we just have to visit?
Do tell! Send me your list!