Originally published on Meidän Häät website.
It’s been a few weeks since our engagement and wedding planning is on full speed!
We went to buy Eerikki his ring, in Finland men also wear engagement rings, and now we’re waiting for my ring to arrive. That’s in fact my first tip to all of you who are planning to propose: GETTING AN ENGAGEMENT RING CAN TAKE 6 WEEKS. I figured it’s better to write that in capital letters since it’s quite important information and clearly hasn’t reach everyone yet… like my fiance 😀 Eerikki had already booked a surprise trip to Italy where he wanted to propose and then went to the jewelery store to get a ring and they told him it’ll arrive in a month and a half.. and our trip was in a few days 😀 So he went and bought a beautiful silver ring to have something to propose me with. To his defence I have to say that I never would’ve thought either that it can take so long to get a ring. Besides, it’s exciting that I have a new ring coming and I have no idea what it will look like 🙂
We have chosen our wedding venue and it is… (drumroll): HSS Paviljong! So next summer we’ll be celebrating our wedding in the Helsinki archipelago whoop whoop!
Besides the venue, we have also picked the theme colors and made some plans about decorations and centerpieces. I’ve asked my two sisters as my maids of honor and two nieces as bridesmaids. I asked them over to our place with the excuse that we would have our first wedding planning meeting when in reality I wanted to ask them all together and in person. I made some snacks and served some alcohol-free sparkling (cuz Monday) and they each got a card as seen in the pic above. I also asked my two sorority sisters from the US by sending them those “will you be my bridesmaid” cards . I just got a message this morning that the cards have arrived and that I succeeded in surprising them. 🙂
But it hasn’t all been about wedding planning here, we have taken some time off to do other stuff too, like the other Sunday we went to wash rugs! Of course, Peppi squeezed a soft poopy on the clean rug like 2 minutes after we put it on the floor but hey that’s life 😀
We have received messages and visitors congratulating us and planned our wedding dance. I have stressed out about invitations, planned my wedding dress, gotten a manicure and slept badly. But every day we’re super excited to get to plan our wedding. That’s the first few weeks engaged in a nutshell!
Waiting for the ring..