We picked a date.
So much thought went into picking this date. I mean. We decided in about an hour. But there were three choices…and I’m an indecisive girl for sure. The lovely Lauren of I Love You Much (If you haven’t checked out her blog, you’re missin’ out) helped out on Twitter as well.
My mom (who is unusually badass) entered us for this contest a little while ago for a free eight-hour photography package from the fantastic Hanle Productions in Chicago and free day-of-coordination from SH Weddings! We won’t know for a while who won, and I think we may have exceeded our lucky-streak’s capabilities with some recent wins…but that doesn’t mean I’m not thinking night-and-day about winning this contest.
We got an email yesterday telling us that we had to get back to them with a concrete wedding date within the day. Of course I took this far too hopefully…I tend to be overly optimistic in life. I might end up just a crushed bag-of-bones by the day they announce it…but we hadn’t a clue when our wedding date was going to be.
We had three choices off the top of my head. September 2, November 25, November 11, 2011. I liked September 2 and November 25 because people would be off work…it’s really important to me that my family from out of town be able to come without too much of a hassle if they want to. November 11th called to me, however, as – apparently – my subconscious has been insanely jealous of 10.10.10 brides. So yeah, it’s more than a year away, but that will give us some time to lock down some trabajos, save some money, bargain-hunt for a while longer…
And…I’ll just say it. I am pumped to get married to Isaiah, but we are both really enjoying this engaged phase. I feel like my tendency is to automatically jump to the next stage…My mind is definitely not on school right now because I have one semester left…etc. The fact that we’re actually enjoying this transitional phase, soaking up every day that we’re engaged has been unusually great.
We both officially decided: If we have forever together, what’s the rush?
We refuse to put it off any longer (hypocritical) than November of 2011 though.
So how do we feel about 11.11.11? Is it a winner?