Tying the Knot in a Meaningful and Memorable Way (Without Losing Our Savings or Sanity)

Monday, May 30, 2011

Not as Important as It Seems

Matt and I have two weddings on the horizon, so we recently received two different Save-the-Dates.

One couple took the simple route. They had a postcard printed with the information.

The other couple took the indie-DIY-rockstar route. Their Save-the-Dates were seriously the coolest thing I've ever seen (think great graphic design and an origami boat!).

But here's the thing I realized: I'm equally excited to attend both weddings. My eagerness has nothing to do with the stationary. It has everything to do with getting to hang out with good friends for an entire weekend.

The first wedding is in Taos. Although we won't make it in time for the rafting event, we will be able to attend the Welcome Picnic. The following day, we'll hang out at our hotel pool with old friends before the ceremony and reception. I know there are going to be lots of good people there, and I bet the dance party is going to be awesome (just because everyone loves to dance so much).

The second wedding is at a lake outside of Austin. It, too, is a multi-day event. I imagine there will be lots of guitar-playing and relaxing. And we get to ride in boats on the lake!

I can't wait to see my friends and meet new people. That's the thing about weddings from an outsider's perspective: It doesn't take that much to make us happy. You don't have to drive yourself to the brink of insanity about the pretty details (unless you want to). We will probably notice them if you have them, but we'll still have a good time if you don't.

When you're in Wedding-Planning-Mode, it can be so easy to fall into the habit of examining E-V-E-R-Y-T-H-I-N-G under a microscope. The smallest things feel like the biggest deal. The more wedding blogs or magazines you subject yourself to, the higher the standards rise. Sometimes it can be helpful to step back and remember the little things don't matter as much as they might seem to in the moment.

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The Thirty-Something Bride said...

I LOVE Taos. If you want to get really local, head north a few miles through town. There's a small, kick-ass coffee shop next door to the Abominable Snow Mansion (a cheap skiers hostel). The morning crowd is super cool.

Corrie Anne said...

True that! I need to put down my microscope PRONTO! Thanks! :)

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