In case you did not know, I am getting married. It is difficult to be a student and try to make wedding plans for February. I have six months to go. Somedays I feel good about it, others feel the pressure.
This pressure is interesting. It is not an inated pressure. Instead it is peer pressure x 100. It is crazy how so many people think that their helpful insistances are not so helpful.
When I tell people that I want a semi-formal wedding I often get this awkard look from them. You would think I had just said a curse word. Even one woman went into a fit of rage, insisting that no one wants a semi-formal wedding. Semi-formal weddings are not style, they are excuses for the bridel party not having enough money. In that case, I am still going to have a semi-formal wedding. It is both my style and my excuse. I do have limited finances.
Between my sister-in-law, mother, mother-in-law, friends, and older lady mentor-friend whom I call grandma, no one seems to understand that I DO NOT want a fancy dream. I want a plan cotton white ankle-length summer dress.Oh and I want my mother to sew it. If it looks homemade, good.
I don't want a veil, I want flowers in my hair, and my hair down. I do not want to spend a huge amount of money on it. I think it is immoral how some people can spend tens of thousands of dollars on a wedding. I watch a show sometimes about wedding dress shopping and I think it is digusting and self-centred to claim that you can have a day. "Its my day and I am going to be the centre of attention!" I often her brides say ont he show. Gross. I want my wedding to be about me and Beloved. Me and Beloved in love, sharing our vows with those we love.
I want to get married outside. Close to the jungle that I love. Because my dream spot is no longer an option, I am looking for a place that is beautiful. I want the place to speak for itself without a lot of decorations.
One cool morning in Febraury, in the jungle in the Cayo District, I want to have a fun wedding. No hassle. No prefection... love and friendship makes things prefect.