Wedding Wednesday

Another Wednesday and another post with alliteration cleverly titled “Wedding Wednesday”. I feel like LOLZ blog has been divided into three main categories: running, the wedding and my personal life. With two months to go, my wedding seems to be getting more and more real.  Honestly we have been engaged for 10 months now and I’m really glad we waited a full year.  It gives us plenty of time to prepare and not be stressed about it.  I truly say there hasn’t been anything that has stressed me out during this process and I have enjoyed it.  I think I would have been stressed if we had decided to only be engaged 6 or 8 months though.

Other Wedding Related Posts:  

Engaged
Wedding Fears
Wedding Update 1
Wedding Update 2
Wedding Dress Shopping
We are still getting married

What have I done since last time we talked? 

I have completed a lot of “busy work” items. I labeled and mailed all of the wedding invites. To be honest, labeling wedding invites have been my least favorite part of wedding planning.  There hasn’t been anything I haven’t enjoyed except labeling invites. I have mentioned several times but I think people overdo invites that will only end up in the trash. We wanted nice wedding invites but we also saw no point to spend 1000 dollars on them. I would rather put that money towards the party part of the wedding.  My entire wedding mentality is: “It’s one big party”.  At the end of the day, it’s a cause of a celebration and enjoying a party.  

A lot of busy work items include just talking to the wedding vendors and caterers and making sure everyone is on the same page.  My bridesmaids have been great and all ordered their dresses and decided on shoes.  The original dress we wanted become out of stock…we decided on a new one about 5 minutes later.  There were no fights, tears or anything else…the conversation went something like this:

This Bridesmaid dress we chose is sold out.

I guess we should find a new one.

Oh that one looks good too…does everyone like it?

Yes.  

Okay great, moving on to the next thing.

I’m so glad they aren’t stressed about the wedding either.

Speaking of Bridesmaids, one of my best friends and Bridesmaids, Theresa, is expecting her baby girl today.  I could not be happier for her.  This will be her fourth child and she is one of the most inspirational woman I know.  I’ve been friends with T for (holy moly) almost a decade.  I could be happier for her and her family.

So gorgeous.
So gorgeous.

On the wedding front, we also finally booked our honeymoon! 

That is the most exciting wedding aspect Tim and I have accomplished. After throwing a few ideas around, we ultimately decided on a cruise. It fits our schedule and it would be nice to get away from everything (including the internet!).  If you have any suggestions or advice for cruises, I am all ears.

When T and I stopped in Florida last year moving from Texas to NJ.
When T and I stopped in Florida last year moving from Texas to NJ.

One of more unique ideas we threw around for a Honeymoon is going on a “Running Tour”. For those who don’t know, Tim and I actually met through collegiate running so we thought this would be cool.  We thought it would be fun to take a vacation to Costa Rica to just run and relax. Unfortunately the dates didn’t work with our wedding and honeymoon schedule. It would be a lot of fun to go Costa Rica Termarindo or San Jose next December.  This is a vacation I know we would eventually like to do.  As runners, travel races and vacations are always fun.  Costa Rica is also one of my favorite vacation places in general. 

Doing all that research makes me want to one day take a running vacation for the only purpose but to get away. I think that is such a fun idea if both members enjoy running! I’ll need to start watering my money tree!

There were many other Honeymoon places we discussed:

  • Several different cruise options (leaving from California)
  • Costa Rica (that is one of my favorite places)
  • Hawaii or staying in Florida

We ultimately decided on a cruise leaving from Florida and going to the Caribbean.  We will be spending a few days in Key West as well.  So any and all advice is always welcome. I will say I don’t really plan to blog a lot during April during our honeymoon.  That would be weird.

That’s “all” I’ve gotten accomplished in the last month.  Our wedding is in two months so I bet the next two months will be the most chaotic.

Questions for you:

If you are married, did you go on a honeymoon?

Would you ever go on a running tour?

I think it would be so much fun, I just worry about staying injury free that long during a training cycle.

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19 thoughts on “Wedding Wednesday”

  1. I think you guys will have a great wedding- I’ve enjoyed reading about it and how you’ve managed to balance wedding planning with Tim being gone so much as well as running, moving, work, etc. So glad things have gone smoothly and you’ve enjoyed it.

    We also waited a year to get married, and we did a cruise for a honeymoon. Even if you’re not doing a running tour, there are still some fun places to run in port so hopefully you guys can at least go on a few runs while you’re on your honeymoon. Clay and I love cruises, it’s about our favorite form of vacation because there’s so little to worry about and all your food, boat activities are included so yeah. I’m sure you and Tim will enjoy it!

    1. Thanks Amy! I’ve always had such a great time on cruises. I like that it’s mostly planned for you and you don’t have to worry about a lot.

  2. Thanks for that link! My friend started up a very small running/yoga tour company. I’ve gone on two of his trips. I wouldn’t recommend them yet because he is still going to places for the first time and figuring things out 🙂 But I LOVE active vacations. I need to book something ASAP to get away from this snow (I’m in a suburb of Boston). Checking out runvacay now….!!!

    1. I thought as a running blog a lot of people would be interested in that too. We def want to go on one, T just has a more strict schedule of when he can get time off!

  3. What the heck, I just wrote a comment and it deleted it. That happens every time i try to comment on your posts. Anyways, I like your attitude towards your wedding being one big party. I think that will make it so much more enjoyable than worrying about little details that nobody really cares about (like crazy fancy wedding invites). It’s about you and Tim and that’s all that matters at the end of the day. And I love the idea of a running tour but I’m sure you guys will make your own 🙂

  4. I love your mentality surrounding your wedding, and I love how you’re not letting it stress you out or take over your life. At the end of the day, it really is just -one- day vs. the rest of your life that you’re going to be spending with Tim. I feel like a lot of people spend too much time stressing about things and end up missing out on the whole experience.

  5. I would totally go on a running tour–love this idea and it sounds perfect for you! The itinerary you picked sounds fun, too. I love Key West! I can’t believe your wedding is so close–I do feel like you just got engaged!

  6. We wanted a European honeymoon but haven’t been back to Europe since we got married! We did go on two big road trips in the last year though, so maybe that counts 🙂 I would NOT recommend Carnival. I went on one with them and while cruises in general aren’t my thing, I just wasn’t that impressed. Also, get a balcony room for sure! The “Airplane air” (that cold, recirculated, DRY air) made me super sick and my throat hurt so bad the entire time! I wish I could have opened up the door to get some real air in the room! Plus the view would have been better! Also, I hope you saved your addresses from the invites! I lost my list and had to get them ALL again for thank you notes (which is when you find out how many people don’t actually give wedding gifts- it made me not feel so bad for forgetting a gift at a wedding I went to once). Our invites were only like $70 or something. Not bad at all!

  7. this is so exciting! seems like just yesterday i was enamored with your IG engagement annoucnement, by coffeemug of course 😉

    cruise sounds spectacular. reading your wedding updates makes me excited for whenever my time comes. i hope to be as chill as you!

  8. It’s nice when there isn’t a lot of stress involved with wedding planning. My brides maids were cool with whatever, really. I don’t know what the schedule is, but my dad used to work for Holland America cruise line and they have really nice ships and delicious food. I’d check them out.

  9. Doing work and checking things off the list–woohoo! I love the idea of an active vacation; running, hiking, biking, anything that gets the blood flowing would be awesome. Although it would be great to spend one or two days camped out on a beach and doing absolutely nothing. 🙂

  10. I’m not sure if I would go on a running tour, but I will say that running IS one of my absolute favorite ways to see a place when I travel. You see places you never would have otherwise, get out at an hour that it’s just you and the locals, and best of all, you ARE one of the locals. No one sees you as a tourist when you running in the early morning with the old men out on their morning walks, and it’s the best!

    I’ve never been on a cruise before but I can’t wait to hear where you decide!

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