Tuesday, July 7, 2009

A SlightlyInsane, Coffee Pouring, Crazy Mama And A Milk Delivering, Farming, Bear Get Hitched

Papa Bear and I have been engaged since early December. We plan to get hitched in September of next year and need to get cracking on some things. It will be a second marriage for both of us. We would like to get married in our own yard on our own little farm.

Even a "simple" wedding requires so much planning that I am getting exhausted just thinking about the lists of things I need to start doing. Tent rentals, a minister that will do an outdoor wedding, a dress, bridesmaids, bridesmaid dresses, decor, guest lists, seating both for the ceremony and the meal, the meal, flowers, AAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHH! Lord help me, why am I doing this again? Oh yeah, because I love Papa Bear and he loves me...Because I love Papa Bear and he loves me...because I love Papa Bear and he loves me...OK I'm good now.

I have decided to ask all 9 of my Crazy Mamas to stand up for me as well as my future sister in law. This may sound nuts but I've never been known to be completely sane. Papa Bear has 5 close friends so this will work out OK if we go 2 gals to each guy.

Deciding on colours was a tough one for me and I'm still not 100% sure. For now I have decided on dark brown with pink, blue, yellow, orange, green, teal, or red. This is the extent of my decisions made...

The guest list is proving to be a problem. How big is too big for a small wedding? How do you invite the people that you want there the most and not hurt any ones feelings. Papa Bear comes from a decent sized family that he sees on a regular basis. I do not. I have a considerable number of friends where as Papa Bear has fewer, closer friends. I'm not sure yet whether or not my mother will be getting an invitation or whether or not my grandmother on my father's side will be willing to make the 7 hour trip required for her to be here for our event. Without an idea of how many people we wish to attend a lot of other plans are on hold.

I am excited to look for a dress but that introduces even more decisions. What colour to go with and in what style?

There are so many things we need to get moving on but with Papa Bear being the King of Procrastination and me being the Queen we might just need a little bit of a push. I'm sure you haven't heard the last on the wedding front. I bet this is just the beginning.


Anonymous said...

If you choose 3 more colours, each of your ladies can have their own colour!
OR, if you choose just 5 colours, each group of 2 ladies and 1 guy can have their own colour.
I had a rainbow wedding, each lady/guy wore a different colour: Red (No one would wear orange) yellow, green, blue and purple!

slightlyinsanestacey said...

Funny that you say nobody would wear orange. I wore an orange dress for the last wedding I was in. It matched my van lol.

Anonymous said...

I love orange, but I didn't want to be THAT bride. I might have been THAT bride about other things though. You'll have to ask the ladies. And possibly the groom.

SweetyPi said...

Congrats Stac. As for the logistics, Wedding Planner. Seriously. You know enough event planners (ie, crazy mama's) to get all that crap done for you. Just make sure you designate ONE woman to keep you on track with everything. Hey, I know where you can find a relatively inexpensive DJ;) Hugs & Love and all the best.
(btw, totally loving the idea of a rainbow wedding).

slightlyinsanestacey said...

SweetyPi, who the heck are you? lol