The ratio between the amount of time it takes to plan a wedding versus the actual time of the wedding is pretty insane. I can't even begin to estimate how many hours it takes to plan a wedding.
That's why it's important to make wedding planning fun as often as possible. As Annie Dillard says, "How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives."
I recently got an e-mail message from a 2000dollarwedding kindred spirit. Betsy and her partner are planning a wedding in a public park with picnicking and game-playing to follow. The "rehearsal dinner" will be an open-invitation talent show (with the theme of love). She says, "Just about all of our friends and family are putting their working hands into this, and we couldn't be more grateful." Yes! I love it!
She wrote an awesome post about inviting friends over to help make the handcrafted invitations. I'm so inspired by the vision of friends and family "putting their working hands" into the wedding.
It's definitely more fun with a village.