Since becoming officially engaged a matter of weeks ago, I’ve been inundated with all of the “things that I should be doing.”
I’ve bookmarked scads of bridal blogs, looking for any suggestions on invitations, neat décor ideas, and ways to have a fabulous wedding without going into debt.
We do have our venue, and our official “date.”
We’ve decided on a Maid of Honor and Best Man, and figured out who the best officiant could be for our kind of wedding.
I should be choosing colors, a theme, and a bridal party (if we’re even going to go that route.)
I should be poring over pages and pages of dresses, getting ready to start shopping.
I should be contacting my top choices in photographers, to see about pricing and scheduling an engagement session.
I should be contacting my DJ, who I’ve known since before Army Boy re-entered my life.
This weekend, though, we spent a couple of hours looking at wedding bands. We discussed what we each had in mind, and tried to get a clear picture of what we wanted. Then, we went to a local jeweler who my dad and mom have always visited, and who some of my favorite pieces are from.
We spoke to the salesgirl, and she pointed us in the direction of exactly what we wanted.
You’re advised to wait until closer to your wedding date to buy wedding bands, as you could gain or lose weight between the time you purchase them and your wedding day.
Even though there are so many things that we should be doing, we walked out of there with the knowledge that we’d have our bands within a week or so. We were ridiculously happy. We mutually agreed that there was very little about our “big day” more important than the promise that we were going to be making to each other, and the symbol of that.
I marvel that Army Boy, who had such a rotten experience the first time around, is ready to step forward unhesitatingly and try again. He says he’d do it tomorrow.
We’re both ready to start doing all the things that we “should be” taking care of, and can smile at the knowledge that doing things a little “out of order” has always worked for us so far. Why should we start doing things any other way?