I'm sure this is not something that is new to other milie bloggers out there, but man oh man is wedding planning plus army not a good combo. Currently we are still hoping to set a date in the next few weeks, just have to hold out for some SF information. Captain's course is coming up, and the fellow says we may just have to throw darts at a calendar, which I am SO not a fan of. *shrugs* but what can you do right?
I also did not realize how much weddings freaking cost!! We are hoping to invite just family and close friends, and already the guest list is spiraling past the 125-ish I wanted to stay around. Yes, many of them may not be able to attend, but yikes does it get expensive reallllly quickly. Both our parents are being fantastic and offering significant help, but it will still involve some contribution by the two of us. And by the two of us, I mean the fiance, because paying for a wedding with student loans is never a good idea.
The more and more we talk about it, the more and more appealing eloping sounds. I know that we may regret it and we're just saying that for all the wrong reasons but yikes that would reduce the stress immensely. It also doesn't help that we've resigned ourselves to spending our first year of marriage apart while I am interning and he is off doing Captain things, reporting to a new unit, or even deploying again. I just keep repeating to myself, in the end we will be married and that's the most important thing. It doesn't matter what I wear, where it is, or even what time of year it happens. The most important thing is the commitment we are making to each other for the rest of our lives. Just have to keep that in perspective and it'll all turn out just fine.