It's officially been one month since Antoine proposed and I said "yes" and "but I'm sick and in my pajamas!" I'm finally getting used to wearing a ring. In fact, I would totally miss it now if I weren't wearing it. Plus, it's pretty. I still haven't quite mastered the use of "fiance" instead of "boyfriend"! I usually have to correct myself mid-sentence. But I assume that's par for the course.
As far as planning goes, it's been very laid back so far. In the beginning I wanted to hold off beginning to plan right away, you know, so we could just bask in the fact that we're engaged! And then when the planning began it was, for the most part, pretty fluid and easy. We've already nailed down a fantastic photographer, a high school friend of mine. We're pretty sure where we want to have the ceremony and where we want to have the reception. What kind of cake(s) we'll be having. We've found our invitations. We have a pretty good idea of what our guest list will look like. And I've got a good idea of what we're doing for flowers. We've got our attendants...all four of them! And they seemed to pleased as punch to celebrate our special day with us. Oh, and we've set a date...May 26th, 2013. So, we've got a year and four months to figure out the rest. I'd say we're looking pretty good so far.
In the meantime, I just finished reading this fantastic book called A Practical Wedding that I'd suggest to any bride-to-be, or any woman who sees herself as a potential bride-to-be in the future. There's also a pretty awesome blog to accompany it that goes by the same name. It keeps you sane, tells you to ignore all that wedding porn and focus on the stuff that matters. I dig it.
I'll keep you updated on the progress as we go along, hopefully the planning continues on this mellow yet exciting trajectory. Fingers crossed.