My Carnival Cruise Wedding

  • Carnival Triumph Wedding

The morning of my wedding, I woke up in bed with my two year old son. I quietly slipped out of the soft, hotel sheets and pulled on my yoga pants and Johnny Cash tank top. I was never the kind of girl who dreamed of getting married, so to me, planning this wedding had started out overwhelming.

The moment I showed off my ring to the women in my family, the inquisition began. When? Where? The dress? The shoes? The color? It wasn’t until I was waist deep in white lace, looking at myself in a full length mirror at a store whose name was so sweet it could cause diabetes, that I realized this was not me. And if any day should be 100% about me, shouldn’t it be my wedding?

Once that realization sunk in, I became consciously in control of my big day. I decided that if the tradition of a wedding had never been a dream of mine, why should I be constrained by it?

I knew that eloping would break my mother’s heart, but I did not have it in me to plan an extravagant wedding.

So before you spend an insane amount of money on a wedding, consider if it is really all that important to you. Or if you would rather spend a fraction of the cost and still get do things like:

HAVE A FATHER-DAUGHTER DANCE

COSETTE BY MAGGIE SOTTERO

Even if neither of you can waltz. Why should you need to take lessons? This moment is about celebrating with your daddy. You should do that in a way that is true to your relationship with him.

CELEBRATE WITH YOUR GIRLS

CARNIVAL TRIUMPH WEDDING

Don’t feel pressured to have a ton of bridesmaids either. Pick the women who are closest to you. For me that was my two sisters and my best friend from highschool, who happened to be a man.

MAKE MEMORIES THAT WILL LAST A LIFETIME

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For me, this day was not just about me. It was about the family that we had created two years ago. I feel so blessed that I was able to share this day with the love of my love and the love of both of our lives (our son).

Now maybe a big princess wedding is right for you. There is nothing wrong with that, but do not think that you are going to miss out on a beautiful memory if you decide to switch the fluffy white dress for a more modern concept.

XOXO

 

 

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