Hola mi gente,
So, as you already know my fiance and I are tying the knot! We are extremely stoked! As you may know, the winter season can be a stressful time for many. Weddings on their own can bring a lot of stress, so planning a wedding during the holiday season we’ve noticed can result in extra pressure. It’s our first time planning a wedding and getting married! It’s a happy time about showing someone how much you love them by committing to a lifelong partnership, but this can come with a lot of planning. The stress that comes with planning is something everyone thinks about when hosting an event, but not many people are prepared for the financial stressors and burden this can cause.
It all starts with figuring out what kind of wedding you want (and can afford) involves a lot of factors that you and your sweetheart need to first discuss with each other. Your financial state and life priorities can vary greatly depending on what age you are when you decide to marry. A couple’s shared goals at age 22 are usually very different than at age 28, 33, 40 or beyond.
What ever your shared dreams are as a married couple, the wedding is only part of your future plans together, so your decision for those plans are a very personal choice. Once the two of you have a general idea in mind, then of course, the wedding day typically also involves family, so having a family discussion about planning, funding (will family be helping with costs, or will you be paying for the event on your own?) and establishing a budget outline are your first steps. That sounds like a lot, right?!
Planning a wedding or elopement (yes, we found out there is even minor planning needed for an elopement), there are tons of web sites, magazines, books and software to help with this. Or, you can hire an experienced and qualified event planner. Dios mio!
(Ref. Sex&The City)
After much, much (did I say much?) wedding drama, Carrie and Big realize that all that will make them happy is Carrie wearing her label-less white suit and blue Manolos to city hall, and brunching at Juniors after the ceremony with all of their friends. Who says planning a wedding has to be hard?!
Here is how we planned our Winter Wedding without breaking the bank.
We also decided to keep it relatively simple nothing big or flashy. I originally wanted my White by Vera Wang dress with a less than 40 ppl ceremony ( ya tu sabes) & then opt for my white bell sleeve Calvin Klein dress. But, I digress I opt to go preppy casual for my wedding. Now, you may have heard people say you need “something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue” for your wedding day. Right?! My something blue was my lace lingerie, my something new was my Calvin Klein oversized sweater, my something borrowed was my husband’s RL scarf, & my something old was my white Calvin Klein pants. Totes non traditional wedding attire to city hall.
In the end before we left la casa I decided that it didn’t matter what I married my husband in. I thought to myself, I can get a dress to take wedding pics in @ a later date. I had also made up my mind that no matter what nothing was going to interfere with our plans not my outfit or the weather. We went to get our marriage license and got married at city hall in downtown Chicago. Something super special about of wedding day, is it fell on Three Kings Day (Día De Los Tres Reyes Magos) on January 6th. Incase you didn’t know, this is a huge celebration here in Puerto Rico; even more so than Christmas Day for a lot of families. The day celebrates The Three Kings, Melchor, Baltazar and Gaspar who followed the Star of Bethlehem to visit the Baby Jesus.
We also, opt for a reception dinner with a few of our closest familia y amigos @ a later date of 2-20-2020. Stay tuned for my next post “Roge Reception Dinner”….COMING SOON!!