one of the joys of wedding planning

Wedding planning has not all been a breeze. I quickly learned that it was not just picking colors and making decorations. The logistics are frustrating, and there are days where I am sick of planning and am just ready to be married.

And maybe that’s a good thing – that I am excited about my wedding day, but I am more excited to be married to Eric. I am planning a simple wedding, low-budget, not only because that is my and my family’s financial situation, but also because to me it’s more important to have the people in my life there than it is to limit a guest list so that we can serve fancy food or be in the most elaborate venue. In fact, I am asking my in-town friends to bring food for the reception, since it’s in-between meal times.

{If you haven’t been to our wedding website yet, it’s http://www.mywedding.com/ericlovessamantha. Cute, right?}

However, one of the really fun things about preparing for a wedding is registering for wedding gifts! Eric and I have next to nothing in terms of what you need for a house, so it is such a blessing that we have friends who want to bless us.

Also, it’s fun to daydream about the kind of house I want to have. And the kind of kitchen. I am getting so excited about putting a home together! Earlier this week, Eric and I received our first wedding gift – a blender!

My company recently started a cooking supply store, and I have been eyeing many of the products. Mostly daydreaming, as most of it is higher-end products that will probably be things I invest in over time. Such as the KitchenAid Artisan mixer. This is on my wish list in cobalt blue, though if I had seen the yellow pepper color first I probably would have registered for that since it is so bright and cheery, and would be a great accent for my planned blue-and-white kitchen colors.

I also registered for Calphalon’s Simply Nonstick cookware set,  and I am so excited to cook with matching pots and pans that are not the hodgepodge set of a college student. I also registered for silicone cooking utensils, since I am so worried about damaging my cookware. I am sure that, after a few scratches, it will become less important, but to start with I am excited to take my time and keeping it pretty.

If I were to keep daydreaming about my kitchen, it would include names like Emile Henry and Le Creuset. But if I got all of that now, there would be no fun upgrades later in life.

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