It's an amazing feeling getting engaged to the man of your dreams. I still have to pinch myself sometimes. It is so fun and exciting to be able to plan a wedding and talk about getting married.
Scott has been really good about the new madness, but he did ask me on Saturday if I'd be this manic the whole year. I've been online and scouring bridal magazines nearly nonstop. We searched together for honeymoons for a few hours though. For years I've put the idea of a wedding out of my head and hadn't really thought about what I really want.
On vacation after the proposal we sat in the hot tub on the deck looking for shooting stars (we saw 4 between the two of us) and talking about what we wanted for the wedding. Yeah, it was pretty great....
We pretty much decided on a mountain wedding weekend for our parents, siblings and best friends. We hope not to offend all of the extended families, but we really want to relax and enjoy our wedding. Plus we don't want to go into debt or make dad shell out a lot of money. We'll be visiting Kentucky, South Carolina and Raleigh for parties as soon as we can and hopefully we can have some live video of the wedding for everyone to watch.
We hope we can rent some houses that are close to each other and DIY the wedding. Then have a pig pickin' for the reception.
I just wish we didn't have to wait a year, but I suppose I need the time to pull this together long-distance. We have also decided on a Caribbean/Central American beach honeymoon at a luxurious resort. Which one and where, I don't know.