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"Today I am marrying my best friend, the one I laugh with, live for, dream with, and love."
~ Erin & Forrest Pangborn

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Thanksgiving is coming up next week, and I can't wait!  I LOVE this holiday 2nd to Christmas.  I think the reason I love/continue to love Thanksgiving so much is because I have NEVER been required to host the big event.  For my family, our tradition is to go to either mine or my husband's parent's house and enjoy the meal we've loved since childhood.  (Very little responsibility required).  I get to enjoy the appetizers, drink the pre-meal cocktails, and enjoy time with family; not scramble around making the perfect meal or setting a gorgeous table.  One day, I think I would really enjoy the challenges and stress of hosting such an important holiday tradition, but until then, I will continue to enjoy making my side and dessert at home to bring!

What do Thanksgiving plans have to do with wedding planning you ask?  Hosting Thanksgiving is very much like trying to host your own or child's wedding!  The pressures, decisions, and work need to be handled for such a large event, but BY WHO?  If you are the couple getting married, you are busy with getting ready, taking photos, and (HOPEFULLY) enjoying the day!  If you are thinking about trying to coordinate and execute your wedding on your own, PLEASE take notice this Thanksgiving to the host (if not you) to see how much they are enjoying themselves and ask yourself honestly: "Is this what I want to be doing on my wedding day?"  "Can I really be in two places at once?"

I have heard too many couples not love or even enjoy their wedding because they were tied up in the details and decisions and not able to relax, enjoy, and be present in the celebration! This Thanksgiving holiday take notice and decide what you want!