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Wedding Planning With A Baby On The Way
By Sherry Holmes
Monday, December 3rd, 2018 @ 2:54pm
First of all, I’d like to apologize to everyone who has planned their own wedding, and to all wedding planners/coordinators. I have NEVER given any of you enough credit. Planning a wedding is damn hard! Congratulations to everyone who has done this, complaining far less than I have.
When Blake first proposed (after the shock wore off), I was like “yeah. I can absolutely plan my own wedding. What’s the big deal? I’ll just start early.” Not so accurate… I had every intention on planning and organizing early, but life some times just has a way of getting in the way, you know what I mean?
Finding the resort
Our first step was to pick a resort! We both knew we wanted to have a destination wedding, but it boiled down to where and when.
Blake’s family goes on a trip every other year together to celebrate Christmas. So we thought December would be a decent time for most of his guests, and for nice weather. Our Anniversary also happens to be on December 12th, so BAM! We have a date and just need a “where”.
With my brother’s wedding approaching and all of their festivities, we were only half looking at resorts we’d be interested in going to. I knew where I did NOT want to get married; so we started from there. I would scan through different resorts and prices, every bit of free time I had. Until one day (a week before Michael’s wedding) I found THE resort. I was in love! It was stunning, newly built, and a place not too many of our guests would have travelled to – Saint Lucia. I wanted my photos to be beautiful – Check! Wanted great food and cocktails – Check! And we wanted a smaller resort that would accommodate our party size, without forcing me to get married on the beach – Check!
I didn’t even mean to have those things sorted out as fast as I did. We had to book it and reserve our date and space as soon as we could.
Wahoo! We did it. We were well on our way to having a wedding… Problem was, I had zero idea of what to do next. So, I didn’t do too much. That’s all I really had to do right? Ha. Ha. Ha.
Between flying around for work, filming Holmes Next Generation, attempting to have a personal life, the gym, and sleep, I didn’t think I had time for too much else. I was sure I could finish everything in the year and a half we had given ourselves for an engagement period.
Fast forward to this past summer
The time had seemed to fly by! I couldn’t believe how soon we were getting married. I really needed to start focusing… And then I found out I was pregnant. Now that news really changed a lot. I had a dry wedding shower and bachelorette party (for me, anyway). I had a dress ordered I wasn’t going to fit into, and I had a secret I was hiding from my family and work! On top of that I had to deal with the exhaustion of being pregnant. So, needless to say; I once more let wedding planning take a back-seat to my other priorities. I’ve been blogging about my pregnancy experience, check that out here!
Now, don’t get me wrong, I have enjoyed planning and organizing our wedding. I’m a list person, and a bit of a dreamer, so this is kind of fun for me. However, having never consider what my wedding would be like, and not exactly given myself the time to do everything, it has been a bit of a challenge. I had to pick napkins, floral arrangements, table cloths, isle runners, music! I’m still not done!
We’re leaving for our destination wedding in a couple of days! AHHHH!!! I’ll be honest, I should probably be working on ALL of the last minute details I have yet to finish, instead of writing this blog post… Or maybe working on my speech.
Okay, back to work!