dpp_0542The word summer means many things to me. Warm days, pools, beaches, swimming….and now…Weddings! I am 28 (soon to be 29) and I guess this summer marks the summer where many of my friends are getting married. This means, showers, bachelor/bachelorette parties, rehearsal dinners and the wedding itself….Wedding Season Begins!

My Wedding Schedule

Between January and September I have 5 weddings to attend. 4 of them being this summer, and my husband and/or I are in the wedding party (ok mainly my husband, I am only in 1, lol) in all but 2 of them. I think being a bridesmaid is a lot more involved than being a groomsman. Being a bridesmaid means you get the dress, the shoes, the hair done, the shower gift, and the bachelorette party. The good news is I absolutely LOVE weddings so I am so so excited to be part it! Being a groomsman means getting fitted for the tux about 3 months before the wedding…going to the bachelor party…throwing some gel in your hair after your shower…showing up at the altar and saying “dude, are you sure you want to do this?”. (I know that they say this because my husband was mic’d when his friends jokingly decided to say that to him!)

As it turns out it is only May and my weekends are pretty much completely booked for the entire summer. Most of those weekend activities include something for either me or my husband and the weddings we have. Not only are our plans busy with these weddings, but our cash flow is also impacted. I try to look on the bright side, at least we are getting hit all at once and can rebuild! My husband and I were pretty smart. We took the gifts that we got from our friends whose weddings were coming up and we put the money in a separate account. It was never really ours to begin with since we will be gifting it back to them!

I guess it’s something of a rite of passage….the time in my life where a lot  my friends are getting married and starting their new lives. I am very happy to a part of this special time for them! So for all the bride and grooms to be…Good Luck and try to enjoy your special day! It goes by way too fast!