Bride-to-Be Blogger Leslie: The Countdown Begins

Friday, May 21, 2010 is a big day for me. It represents the one-year mark before the Big Day.

Having our wedding date less than 365 days away makes everything more real for me. Before now, I have been able to relax and take the planning little by little. I have been in no rush the past six months to finalize any details or commit to anything that doesn’t need to be decided on.

But now it’s game time.

Now wedding planning is a whole new world. Now there are some serious deadlines upon us. Caterers need to be booked, flowers need to besixpicked, colors need to be chosen. I feel like I blinked and the past 6 months of engagement bliss has flown by and now my life is wedding planning central. Is that being too dramatic?

We have some of the most important things booked, but now the devil is in the details. It’s not so much that I am going to be too picky about everything — in fact, I am going to try really hard not to be! — it’s more that I have a really hard time making a decision! I can’t make up my mind when it comes to color schemes, types of flowers and songs to play at the reception. I am hoping that with each decision made, it will make the next one easier towards shaping our wedding the way we want. I am also hoping that by hiring professionals who’s careers revolve around helping brides make these types of choices, some of the pressure can be taken off of the bride and groom. We want to leave it up to the pros — or at least let them guide us towards making the best decisions for our day — so our wedding can be everything we want and more.

If you were engaged for over a year, how did crossing the one-year mark affect your planning?

If you were engaged for under a year, how did you do it? Did you constantly feel rushed?

Please share any planning secrets you have!

Don’t forget to check out Leslie’s other blog, And Her Little Dog Too, to hear about her healthy lifestyle while wedding planning!

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