|source: Joanne Fleming|
What I thought I would like, felt silly when I tried it on. After several where I felt like I was wearing a costume, I opened my mind to new options. Then, I actually started having fun!
I can tell that I have been budget-minded for many years because when I think of spending money on a wedding dress, I keep thinking, "I could buy a really cool computer for that amount." or "That would pay for childcare for xx number of weeks."
So, the wedding planning is in full swing - as it should be for a special day less than four months from now (yikes!). Yet I'm trying to keep a larger perspective. The dress, the flowers, the food will all disappear. The marriage and memories will last forever and that is where I want my focus to be.
I'd love a grand production as much as the next bride, but I know the grand gift is in the day to day not the one-day event.