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At some point, you need to commit to a wedding vision

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Over the past several months of my engagement, many friends told me they grew up dreaming about their wedding day. From the beautiful white dress to the castle-like venue to the prince charming they hoped to meet at the alter, they had a clear vision of their "dream" wedding.

If you’re one of those people, that is awesome. You go into wedding planning with a few starting points. You’re driven and know what you want. And you’ve probably already made some of the big decisions before you even said, “I do.” (Side note: I’ve heard of women booking competitive venue spaces years in advance – before they are even engaged. Are they super on top of it? Or crazy pants? I’ll leave that for you to decide.)

I, however, was not one of these people.

I didn’t start thinking about my wedding day until a few days after I was engaged. Sure, I had watched episodes of “Say Yes to the Dress,” and admired the weddings of friends – but I never created a concrete image in my mind of what I wanted my own wedding to be.

Big? Small? Either way! Fancy? Casual? Doesn’t matter to me! Ball gown, trumpet, mermaid or A-line? All of the above!

It's been kind of like shopping at Forever 21 or an antique mall. Every time I turn a corner, there’s a whole new room full of possibilities. Instead of picking something out, I always keep circling the store, looking for that one thing that is just perfect. There has been such a thrill in imagining the different types of wedding I could have that I've been reluctant to actually make any decisions.

But at a certain point, the browsing needs to end. Just like you commited to the guy, you’ve got to commit to the wedding.

Today I sit with a contract for a venue in my hands. It feels like the biggest decision in this whole ordeal, as it will dictate a lot about our décor and overall vibe. We haven’t signed it yet, but tonight we will. Definitely, tonight.

Probably.

Stay tuned.

(I promise more venue details on a later post. It warrants its own blog!)

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