12. toss [GROW]: 2012 was the last time for ________________
I finally, finally, finally went through all the clothes still loitering in my old bedroom at the parents’ house this summer. There was stuff in there from way back in high school. Man, I used to shop a lot! I remember when I worked at Chick-fil-a and I did actually spend most of my money on clothes from Forever 21 and Delias and all those silly mall stores. It was funny to reminisce about that with Zach because he’s never seen that side of me. I’ve been shopping at thrift stores and penny-pinching for travel or bigger things since we’ve been together.
I was definitely more fashionable back then, but the importance of if has faded to me, rightfully. Nowadays I find thrifting more enjoyable anyway because I can find things no one else has!
Needless to say, Ohio Thrift got a huge donation of early-2000s-era fashion after I cleaned out the old closet!
Sitting on a park bench in Lima, Perú, drinking some beers while waiting for a night bus to leave, we decided to brainstorm and write out the goals we have for our wedding. We hope these will help us remember what’s important despite how easy it is to get swept away in the little details and nonsense. This way, if we’re struggling with a decision down the line we can come back to the goals and use them to help us make the right decision. That’s the idea, at least. Here they are, in no particular order.
1. Pay for our wedding ourselves and not go over $2500.
2. Agree on decisions together so that our wedding truly reflects our personalities.
3. Make our wedding more like a fun reunion than a showy formal event.
4. Be selective about our creative projects so that we don’t get obsessed with or overwhelmed by the details.
5. Make our wedding reflect our values: vegetarian, eco-friendly, etc.
6. Have a meaningful and sincere ceremony.
7. Handle any conflicts with courtesy and maturity while still standing up for ourselves on what really matters.
8. Have quality time with everyone at our wedding and involve our guests as much as possible.
What do you think? Can we accomplish all of these? Did anyone else sit down and write goals for their wedding before really beginning the planning?