It’s been a very busy couple of months! My daughter got engaged at Thanksgiving, and the wedding planning has begun. Her dream has always been for a summer wedding (or so she tells me), but she is a law student and will graduate in May. She’ll start her prep course for the bar right away, and then take the bar exam July 30-31. Which doesn’t leave much time for fitting in a wedding. So she decided October would work.
Since she’s so busy, I’ve been doing a lot of the footwork for her. I checked out numerous venues for the wedding before I made her come along to check them out, and finally, we settled on one. Luckily, it had one October Saturday open – the 26th. That should be enough time to plan a big wedding, right? Right?
Next was finding a gown. Again, I visited a few bridal salons before she made her appointments, and we were lucky enough to find her gown on our second appointment. My sister came with us, and found the perfect dress after trying on (only) about ten. It’s spectacular, and I would love to post a picture of it, but I don’t dare. She would kill me! (To see a picture of the happy couple, check out my Facebook page).
Now, we’re on to the next thing. I don’t know what it is yet, but luckily, there are some great websites like The Knot and The Wedding Channel that help keep us on track. I think it’s probably bridesmaids’ dresses and Save-The-Date cards, but I’ll soon get my instructions.
If you were involved in planning a wedding – what were the pitfalls? What kinds of things should I be on the alert for? (I need all the help I can get!)