For the past two weeks or so, I haven’t been able to bring myself to do anything vaguely wedding related. Invitations need to be designed and sent out, dress fitting appointments need to be made…but to be honest, I’d rather be doing anything else – clearing out my clothes cupboard, catching up on tax returns … getting stuck into a new series.
Please don’t think I don’t want to get married – I do. Deeply, and more than anything. It’s just the “wedding” side of things that I’ve lost interest in. It seems like so much effort for one day – when there is so much else to focus on – like starting a home together, and giving our actual marriage the best chance it can have.
If I didn’t already have my dress I would seriously consider the option of eloping – I now completely understand the appeal. Or telling people to meet us at a set location at a set time – witness our marriage and then all celebrate with a care-free family style lunch afterwards.
I completely acknowledge that I could easily sound like the Grinch Who Stole Weddings, but I’m sure it’s just a phase and as we get closer to April I’ll resume my warm, fuzzy wedding feelings and fall back in love with choosing my flowers, the fonts for our menus and table settings for the reception. Is this something anyone else has experienced? Have you “lost interest” a little during the wedding planning process?
Read more from Candice as she plans her wedding in our Bride to Be section.
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Happy Wedding Planning!