Before I begin, to view posts, click “Wedding Prep” in the menu at the top of the page to view my blog posts. Now that that’s out of the way, this blog is being used for all things regarding my wedding. Now, a bit about me… My name is Elaine, I’m 44 years old (will be 45 on my wedding day), I’m a geek (which is why this isn’t the only blog I have and yeah, I know what petaQ means hahaha), I have a great job, and I’ve found a prince (his name is Brad and he just turned 53 the other day) amongst all the frogs out there… Neither of us have been married before, but we’ve both been to weddings He asked me to marry him June 7th, 2013 (on my birthday!) and I said yes (I think… Ummmm yeah, I said yes haha). I didn’t actually decide until recently on a wedding date. I hadn’t really expected him to ask me and I was happy with the way things were going, but I wasn’t all that surprised either when he asked. We’ve been together 2.5 years and I couldn’t ask for a better fit. He’s never once made me cry and that alone tells me a lot about a person right there! One other thing about me… I’m a big girl! What??? Plus-sized brides exist??? Of course we do! I wish dress makers would take into account that we all don’t fit into a size 26 (and a small 26 at that from what I hear!). Maybe in the next life, I’ll come back as a clothing designer for plus sized brides of all sizes…
My thought on weddings… I’m not an attention whore so I don’t like everyone looking at me. I was never raised believing I would get married so I never imagined what my wedding would be like. Originally I was going to elope, but family is important to me. Brad gets along very well with my family too. I think it would be nice if we were all together on a positive day like a wedding than a negative one like a funeral (which we’ve been having our fair share of ). Brad has left me to do all the planning (this isn’t a bad thing until I don’t know what it is I want!) and told me just to let him know when and where so he can show up. We’ll see about that last part! Just kidding, Brad! (I know he’ll read this ;-))
OK, so we have the date: August 15, 2015. It seems far away, but I know time will fly and that day will come very shortly. I’ve decided to keep it a very small wedding. Why? We’re not Rockefellars… A few close friends then the rest will be family. I’ve decided that if I do a late morning wedding, I can have a luncheon after. What??? No big reception with hot meals that cost a ton of money??? Nope! I think spending thousands upon thousands of dollars on a wedding is crazy. I have no intention on spending thousands upon thousands of dollars on my funeral either! But that’s another story. Most of the guests there aren’t into dancing, so there won’t be a DJ and dance part to it either.
I’ve already done some planning for my wedding so I’ll talk about what I’ve been up to regarding the dress, flowers, food ideas, etc. in separate posts. It will keep things a little modular (Ooooops! There’s the code monkey coming out in me!) and I’ll categorize everything so my readers will have a quick way for looking things up. I have added search functionality to this blog so that can make things a bit quicker. I welcome comments (not from spammers!!!!) and feel free to use the social media buttons located on all pages and posts. Enjoy!