Back when I got engaged (August 1, 2009) I thought for a (brief) moment about the amount of work that would be involved. I thought about all the decisions I would be making, the fun I would have making them, and how beautiful it would be in the end.
But what I didn't think much about was the memories that would be made along the way. After all this is a journey. I never imagined the opportunities I would have through the wedding planning process or the ideas that would pop in to my brain.
As many of you know, who have read this blog, my mom and I are BF's. We've always been close. Yes, we have the occasional mother-daughter spat but for the most part we see eye to eye. However, the thought of planning a wedding with your mother- your best friend, sounded kind of scary.
Every piece of advice I'd been given and everything I'd heard was the dreaded "Be prepared for the knock down drag out with your mom," a thought that quite honestly made me want to RUN very quickly to Vegas.
I'm here to debunk the myths girls, it can be done. It's possible to plan the wedding of your dreams and avoid severing the mother- daughter relationship. The conflict can be avoided. Yes, we're still roughly 3 months out, but I have to tell you, we've not once had the knock down drag out. I could NOT do this without her.
When our vintage rental vendor ditched us and I totally panicked, became BRIDEZILLA, mom and Liz convinced me we could handle it; we'd scout out everything we were planning to rent and we'd buy it. S.I.M.P.L.E. YEAH RIGHT!! It would be ours to KEEP.
I could never have imagined how much fun mom and I would have junkin'. We've made many trips and found some AMAZING pieces. I can't wait to share pics.
Thanks mom for all that you've done to make this EXACTLY what I want and more fun than I could ever have imagined. I appreciate it more than you'll ever know.