Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Getting Married for the Second Time

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Many of you have inquired about wedding plans via comments and emails... and I haven't responded, not because I'm not excited, but because I haven't had any time to sit down and tell you all about it!

So!

For those who care to know... here are the wedding plans I have so far:

We are using the motto LESS is MORE!

We are getting married in Arizona near the end of December.

We are having a simple, casual get together with just family and our very closest friends.

We are not sending out invitations with our picture inside.

We are not having a cake.

We are bagging bridal pictures.

I guess it'd be safe to say that we are going pretty low key.

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Getting married for the second time is so much different than the first time around. I mean, the first time you spend your whole life dreaming about the big wedding day. From the perfect dress to the most amazing flowers to the most scrumptious food and desserts to the best photographer out there, you want it all. And now with Pinterest and its thousands of ideas, it is SO hard not to get sucked into every last detail that you think you should have... but I'm realizing that that's not what really, truly matters.

Don't get me wrong, when I was getting married the first time, planning the wedding was a blast! And it was a spectacular party to be sure! But this time, it is entirely different. A very good different. A less stressful different.

I still don't have a dress yet.

I still don't have a photographer yet.

I still haven't decided colors for a bouquet yet.

I still have no clue how to wear my hair yet.

I still haven't even thought about the ceremony yet.

And really, I'm not too worried about it.

All I know is that I am so excited to GET MARRIED! The particulars of the day are just fluff. Fluff is fun and can definitely make thing really beautiful but I'm more stoked about the symbolism of it all. That and actually becoming the Mrs. Man Friend and finally blending our lives together.

Yaya!

But I do have a question for you... just to ensure that I don't forget anything or leave anything out on such a special day...

**If you could relive your wedding day, what would you do differently? What did you forget that you wish you hadn't? What would you add in? What would you take out? ANYTHING?


26 comments:

  1. I've been happily married for just about 18 years. My wedding was gorgeous and extravagant but I would have been just as happy to be married on the beach somewhere. I think that who you are marrying and your marriage are so much more important than the wedding itself. I've been to so many over the top weddings where the marriage did not last very long.

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    1. I could not agree more Japolina!! Ah! A beach wedding sounds superb, doesn't it?? ;)

      Xoxo

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  2. I think there was so much going on that day that I wish we would have chosen to go to lunch together, just me and him. We had a luncheon with close family and friends and I wish we would have done a dinner the night before. (it was two days after christmas though so not possible) It just would have been nice to stop for a minute and enjoy everything :) It sounds like you are going to have a fabulous low-key day, it sounds magical :)

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  3. I'm being nosy, but is it a Temple wedding this time?

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    1. No. We are doing a civil ceremony so that our family and friends who are not members can be apart of it.

      Temple will come later ;)

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    2. None of my business, But it's a happy occasion anyway. Congrats!

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    3. None of my business, But it's a happy occasion anyway. Congrats!

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  4. The only thing I would have changed from an otherwise perfect day of blending low-key and traditional wedding stuff is that I have no pictures of just my mom and me. My mom and I are very close but for some reason the photographer never got any photos of just the two of us. And that makes me sad.

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    1. I didn't do this the first time either!!! Thank you for the reminder... My mom is my bestest friend!! Must have a good shot with her ;)

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  5. Just make sure that your Mr. gets to put his two cents into the wedding details too! (I am presuming it's his first wedding....but could be totally wrong!) I am from Arizona, Gilbert area to be exact, and could give you numbers of low key, low price photographers that are amazing....or the ones that are budding into the scene! Just let me know! =)

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    1. Tresann!!! I am moving to Gilbert!!!!!!!!!!! Does this mean we can do lunch together???? Yay!

      So the Mr. has been married before ;) so we are both agreeing with the details... He's even more chill about the whole thing than I am And his say totally matters ;) he may or may not want to wear a bolo tie... Haha!!

      I'd LOVE some photographer suggestions... Can you email me?? Or what's your email??

      Yay!

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  6. For sure get a good photographer who will capture the day regardless of how big or small all the fluff is!

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  7. I'm excited for you! If I could do it all again, I would definitely stress less about the details, and do a lot more of what you're doing. To me, the photographer is super important to capture the memories of the day. I'm not sure if you're doing any kind of decorating, but one of the details I loved about our reception was that I had printed off a pictures of our parents' and grandparents' wedding days and put them in frames on each table. It brought a little bit of our heritage to the day.

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  8. Your wedding plans sound PERFECT to me. It's all about just the bride and groom and enjoying the day together. On my wedding, I totally forgot that people have cake. We came to my Mom's after the ceremony to pick up our luggage and my sisters had stacked 3 frozen Pepperige Farm cakes to make a wedding cake...and I was like, "oh, yeah, there's supposed to be wedding cake!" It was low key to say the least, haha! But I loved it that way. I'm excited for you!

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  9. We got married in Mesa. Send me an email because I don't recommend our wedding photographer. She booked another wedding on the same day so I couldn't get some of the shots I wanted and told us when to end our reception even though we were paying by the hour. The list goes on and she had some tude.

    If you are interested in flowers or catering...I can recommend the people who did ours and were great.

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    1. As well as a great hair lady.

      I know you're doing things low-key, but I'm sure you'll have to figure out some of these things still ;)

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  10. SO excited for you!! i can't wait to see it all come together ;)

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  11. Mine was low key & i wouldn't have changed a thing! My mom always told me, nothing matters except that it it is the perfect man at the perfect time. :) I hardly spent anything compared to most but i still had the perfect dress and a photographer there for just the right times. We actually got married late morning and did a luncheon with our family & closest friends. We did the traditional things like cake and first dance etc. there... but i loved it because it was so intimate. I'm so excited for you! I know i'll be jealous of you when i see pictures!! Can't wait!!

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  12. Gee, I don't really remember all that much of my wedding day - so I say - you have the right idea!

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  13. Photos, photos, photos. It's going to be a perfect day--you should have something tangible to let you remember the DETAILS (and by "details" I mean "The People Who Love Me Most and Shared This Day With Me"). So excited for you!

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  14. if i could do it over, i'd scrap the "reception" at the church that the in-laws insisted on and just have the afterparty later. also, i had pockets in my dress and i wish i had taken a camera with me to the alter. "i now pronounce you man and wife"... snap! lol

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  15. Hubby forgot to eat any of our delicious food because he had so much to think about and was overwhelmed with talking to friends and family. So my advice... EAT! :-)

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  16. My anniversary is 12/21/02 - December makes for a beautiful wedding, albeit a complicated anniversary. I would have changed two things - I would have made it around to all of the tables to chat a while (I spent too long at certain tables). And I would have not invited some friends in order to invite more family (my early 20s priorities were different than they are today).

    So excited for you, Jacy!

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  17. I would have relaxed more, laughed more and fought over the details with my (slightly crazy) mother in law less. I would have listened to the advice given by our bishop more and mostly, stolen away to make out with my handsome Mr. a few more times. ;)

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  18. I agree with others on the pictures. We paid for our own wedding, so one of the things we scrimped on was photographer. I thought "There will be enough people there taking pictures" but I really wish we had hired a pro. We have lots of pictures, but no real, good quality ones. Plus I think the taking of pics together can be fun. And maybe even a videographer. My step-bro did that at his & it was awsome.

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