I've been thinking about strange things lately - - - or really just all the time.
I have a lot of friends that are getting married, or already married. A bunch that have kids, just had kids, about to have a kid, or just got pregnant. And all of it really got me thinking about things... Although I'm sure all the girly movies I watch don't help because let's face it - everyone wants a wonderful life from the movies...
But I have thought about what I kind of want my wedding to be like. And if you know me, this is incredibly unusual for a number of reasons.
To fill some of you in - I used to be perfectly content with never getting married. I also would have never even thought about my own wedding, let alone think of ideas of how I would want it. I still can't really picture myself getting married. I'm not against it at all (I would kind of like the permanent snuggle buddy and someone to kiss anytime I want) but I just can't picture it happening. Although I have decided a couple things....
I want my entire immediate family there. I don't care what it takes to get them there, I want them there. I have some friends that actually got married while a sibling was on a mission and such. I won't do that. I may not be close with my family, but I still want them there on the day that I add another person to our family.
I have also decided that I want it completely untraditional. I don't want a reception in the church, I don't want the line, I don't want the typical things you find at a wedding reception. I want it different and something people will hopefully remember. And I'm guessing I'll probably marry the kind of guy that would agree with me.
I still haven't quite decided, but I'm thinking I'm going to go with no wedding party.... You can blame the movie '27 Dresses' on this decision. But I really don't think I want to have bridesmaids and groomsmen. I wouldn't have any idea who to have in my party anyway. I have so many different friends from different places and I definitely don't want a lot of people, if I even have any.
So - that's about the extent of any sort of wedding planning I'll ever do.
I have friends, lots of friends, that have their entire wedding picked out. Or have tons of ideas... Color, dress, theme, place, etc. I - on the other hand - have never even thought more than what I've written in this post. I figure there's no reason to plan it if I don't yet have it in my future. Oh - I probably will get married someday, but until I actually know that I'm getting married, why plan it?
If the day ever comes, I'll just have a lot of decisions to make. And we all know how great I am at decision making.... Haha!