Focusing on The Right Details

Trying to plan a wedding around an international move and other particular details isn’t the easiest thing in the world to do but it doesn’t have to be the most difficult, either. Right?

We are working on wedding plans but nothing is solid as of yet. Well, except for the photographer but we cannot book them until we have an exact date for our wedding and we cannot choose a date for our wedding until the visa is approved (thinking positive).

It’ll be a small wedding (under 20 guests), something we both would prefer. I’ve always dreamt of sitting with my husband and all of our guests around one table. No up and down this way and that, no going from one table to another, no dozens of people you’ve never met or have only met once, but rather just a few people sitting around a table outside under the setting sun.Β A nice dinner, some music, a little dancing and the greenery of a summer garden surrounding us. I close my eyes and I can see me and Si in that place and it makes me smile, feeling so excited for that day and what’s more, all that comes after it, our marriage. The good and the challenging, we get to face it and handle it all together. Talk about the ultimate wedding gift; a partner for life.

Right now people are asking about my wedding dress… erm, um, uh… what wedding dress? No, I haven’t gone shopping yet and to be honest, I don’t know when I will. For sure I want my mom and bestie to be with me but to try and figure out all the other details that go along with trying on, ordering, and shipping a wedding dress? Oy.

I think I know the place to go or at least one of the places thanks to my bestie but as far as paying for the dress and having it shipped? Well that’s another beast altogether.Β Do they ship wedding dresses overseas? Is that even worth the risk? I mean, should a person trust Shipping Company A to get their wedding dress to the church on time? So to speak.

*deep breath*

All I know, all we both know is that we want to be together as husband and wife and that makes all those little wedding details a person would normally stress over seem pretty insignificant. In the scheme of things, planning a wedding doesn’t need to be stressful as long as you focus on what you and your husband want instead of what everyone else wants. And our wedding, as beautiful and as peaceful as it will be, is for us and our commitment to one another and frankly that makes planning it easier to do, regardless of the details involved when it comes to The Big Move.

6 thoughts on “Focusing on The Right Details

  1. You need to order your dress months in advance so that when you get it, you can get it tailored. I’d order it Stateside, have it shipped to your mom, then have her ship it to you so it’s easier to track. Or find the dress at a store that has international locations/partnerships, like David’s Bridal, so you can try it on here, but order it over there. It takes about four months, at least, for the dress to arrive, and another two months or more for alterations. Just warning you (in case you didn’t know).


  2. I agree with Mandy. Try it on here and have it shipped there. Big companies should have no problem with that. You can even try it on and track it down on the Internet and ship it to Si. It should be fine. Just don’t ship a tailored dress….make the company accountable.

    20 is not a huge party Perhaps you could book reservations at a nice place with dancing for your reception. Then just pay for your guests food and leave the details to the restaurant.


    1. The dress info helps, thanks ladies. πŸ™‚ I’m definitely going to try it on here and as far as shipping, I’ll do my homework to make sure we have the best option available.

      As far as the wedding goes, we’re going to be married somewhere private and the “reception” will be pretty easy going, no official dance or DJ, just a computer with all kinds of music and all of us being the DJ’s. πŸ™‚ Dinner is still up in the air, but that can be planned once I get over there. πŸ™‚


  3. This is so great. I love that you guys are dedicated to simplicity and just sweetly celebrating your love for each other. It’ll be so fabulous.

    Is it wrong that I totally look at wedding dresses with you in mind these days?? πŸ™‚


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