Happy New Year! You are probably expecting a blog about New Year's Resolutions today but it's Wedding Wednesday, so I'll have to save that blog for Friday. Instead, it's time again to hear from our wonderful bride-to-be, Amber. I can tell you guys, she's really getting excited about her wedding.
Hello, my faithful readers!! Sorry for such a long delay, but I am sure you can all understand that with the holidays it’s hard to keep up. We hosted our first Christmas Eve with my family and his, and I must say it went off without a hitch! I know that most people struggle with combining families, but I am beyond blessed with mine. Everyone got along beautifully and we had many laughs and started a few new traditions of our own. I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season of their own and wanted to share a few things that I have realized.
First and foremost – you cannot and will not please everyone. This is something that I have been struggling with, even though you read about and hear it from every bride, I hate letting anyone down, but just remember that if it’s something that you and your fiancé want (or don’t want…I’m talking to you chicken dance) stick to your guns. At the end of the day all that matters is you and the man standing in front of you binding his life to yours.
Second – choose your battles with everyone! Whether it is the bridesmaid that doesn’t like a color, your mother that doesn’t like your flower choice, or your future mother in-law that thinks your wedding cake is too ostentatious…choose your battles! Yes, it is your wedding day, but it’s only one day out of the many you have to share with these people after it!! For the record, I have had none of these battles because my bridesmaids, family, and future family rock. :)
Finally – remember throughout every meltdown (because I don’t care who you are, you will have them) that you love this man and he loves you. There are a ridiculous amount of humans on this planet and whether you believe in soul mates or not, you and he found each other. Finding someone that you love unconditionally, that is perfectly imperfect, and that will tell you you’re beautiful when you feel anything but…that is special. As you yell about the cost of flowers or whether you really have to invite your drunk Aunt Betty, remember that this man loves you even as you throw papers at him. He loves you when you slam the door because you’re just so sick of discussing centerpieces and he loves you even more when you walk up 5 minutes later and hug him tight and thank him for still wanting to marry this crazy version of yourself. Again, not actual arguments…yet.
I had two other super cool things happen since Christmas. The first was my wonderful future mother in-law making me the most generous offer to wear her pearls as my “something old,” I cannot even express how much it meant to me and just one of the many reasons that I can say that I have won the in-law lottery! The other super cool thing that we accomplished was registering at Bed, Bath, and Beyond this week! It was such a smooth process and we were in and out in less than 2 hours, with some clearance Christmas shopping before and after! The scanner is not just for the men, ladies! Make sure you get it for at least a few items because it’s really very fun!!
Next week’s blog will be more intensive because I am going to a bridal show on Sunday with my mom, 2 of my bridesmaids, and the one and only Laurie Louis! I am sure it is going to be a blast and cannot wait to tell you all about it!
Until next time!
I can't wait to see Amber's blog next week after our trip to the bridal show. I may even add a few of my thoughts at the end of the blog - from a future vendor perspective. Until then, with a new year, comes a new look and a promise to be more consistent with my blogs. Friday, as mentioned, will be about New Year's Resolutions and what's new for LaurieLouis.com for 2015. Monday will begin Mom's Menu Monday's again and next Wednesday will be - of course, the next edition of Amber's Blog - A Bride's Story.