The E Word | Bridal Blogger Alisha

If you couldn't tell from my past few posts, I'm feeling pretty overwhelmed by this whole wedding planning business. I have a super tight budget and the attention span of a turnip, so it's been a hard for me to make the big venue decision. I find myself worrying that Pinterest has ruined me with its picture perfect wedding photos. All I can think is - am I asking too much?

I've heard from many brides that finding the venue is the hardest part and I can now safley confirm that - there weren't lying. I sit here now, 65% ready to throw in the towel and start using the E word. 

I'm not saying eloping is a bad thing by any means. In fact I think it's incredibly romantic and I envy the brides that get to enjoy their day that way. I'm just not sure it's for me. A big part of me really doesn't want to miss all of the awesome things that come with a wedding day. Still, just for today, let's endulge in a few of my favorite elopement photos and the idea that wedding planning doesn't have to be that hard. 

SF City Hall Elopement 

We could always run off to city hall. Get some amazing photos and hit the beach. 

Mountain Elopement 

Or we could do an easy peasy mountain ceremony and have a romantic picnic for two.

Paris Elopement 

Better still, we could mush our honeymoon and wedding day into one thing and get married in a far away place.

I wish I could just wave a magic wand and fast forward to the time when all the plans have been made, vendors paid, and all that is left to do is actually tie the knot. I am so excited to marry my fiancĂ© but so unmotivated to plan this wedding. Is eloping right for me or am I just being lazy? 

Fellow brides, If your going through or have been through the same thing leave me a comment! I'd love to know what your take is on this experience and if you have any tips and tricks on ways to get through the venue/Pinterest ruined my wedding blues. 

Until next time...