At this point, we have been married for a little over a month, and this month has been one of the best ever. It’s been a month of change, a month of emotions, and a month of getting to know one another better. I absolutely love being married, and I really hope I can maintain this feeling like everything is awesome forever.
So, as far as #weddingwednesday, let’s talk the rehearsal dinner!
I wasn’t a million percent sure what the purpose of a rehearsal dinner was going into planning the wedding, very similarly to how I wasn’t sure what the purpose of engagement pictures was. But as we planned, it became clear – despite the fact that my parents were absolutely more than willing to meet each other, because everyone was working and living their separate lives, there wasn’t a whole lot of time for our folks to meet each other and bond before the big day.
So, as we were trying to figure out how and where we would do our rehearsal dinner – someone on an online forum someone pointed out the absolutely obvious, that we should use the services at our amazing hotel, the Proximity in Greensboro, and set up our rehearsal dinner there.
And what an amazing suggestion that turned out to be!
So the Proximity is a green hotel in Greensboro, and I can’t describe to you how incredible it was to walk up to that building. The service was spectacular, and at about 7:30pm the night before our wedding, I walked into a room that looked like a dream.
Lights, a beautifully set table, food, and all of our best family, friends, and bridal party in the same space.
There were a few tears, especially when my sister made a really sweet speech about my time spent at home for when my mother got sick last year.
But long story short, as you kind of go through some of the expenses you want to spend/don’t want to spend, a rehearsal dinner is definitely one of those things – it helps you to get your mind right and relax with friends and family before the big day.
Speaking of the tears that I shed at my rehearsal dinner, when was the last time you cried?