Luxury and wedding plans

I find it funny that what is "luxury" to someone might be the complete opposite to someone else. For me, a home cooked meal made by my parents or a Swedish pizza and some wine is the absolute height of luxury for me. I would take that over any fancy restaurant anywhere in the world every single time. My American friends make fun of me to eating banana & pineapple pizza but I love it!

Since I been here I have been trying to get up earlier than usual every day to make this week as long as possible. Stocking up on fresh air, silence, family time, Swedish food and rest. That is luxury for me!

Another luxury for me is friends who make an effort. I do not have a lot of them. I see it very clearly. Everyone wants to know me when visiting New York but when I am visiting Sweden, never have I ever had someone arrange a welcome home dinner or any kind of gathering/event of that sort. Sometime I wish that there would be any kind of surprise waiting for me, does not have to be anything big but just the idea would mean a lot to me. But I am always the one who invites everybody to dinners and parties. I do have a few really good friends (you know who you are) who is always there for me. Emelie & Kika to mention 2. Unfortunately Kika lives in Finland and Emelie is a very successful entrepreneur who travels all the time. Another example of good friends are Marie and Paul. They visited me the other night and brought flowers for my dad who just had his birthday. Very thoughtful and sweet!

While others who I invite to come see me don't even have the energy to drive 30 min to see me. Kind of tells me the level of care. These are def the things I pay attention to when planning our main wedding / vow renewals. Who picks up the phone, who goes out of their way to show love and support. Who stays in touch on a regular basis and who would actually come just to visit me (not to see NYC but to come see ME). I find it a bit challenging to know where to draw the line on the invite list to our wedding. I want to make our guest list short because we want this weekend to be an intimate event with people who truly cares and will stay in our lives. Lots of people are fun etc but would we be invited to their wedding or special celebrations? It is kind of hard to know where to draw the line.....


Do you have experience from wedding planning? What do you wish you did different while planning your wedding? What should we spend more money on and what is not as important? I will continue to write more about this as we go but as of now we are in the discussing guests and venue phase...


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Julia
Julia,
Hög igenkänning på det du skriver! Har inte heller många vänner som självmant hör av sig till mig, undrar hur jag mår, bjuda in till nåt men kommer alltid när jag bjuder in. Köper alltid små presenter till barn som föds/giftermål/födelsedagar men får aldrig nåt tillbaka. Jättetråkigt och man funderar på om man har valt rätt vänner....
LinaAxmacher
LinaAxmacher,
Ja visst ar det trakigt...
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Julia
Julia,
Hög igenkänning på det du skriver! Har inte heller många vänner som självmant hör av sig till mig, undrar hur jag mår, bjuda in till nåt men kommer alltid när jag bjuder in. Köper alltid små presenter till barn som föds/giftermål/födelsedagar men får aldrig nåt tillbaka. Jättetråkigt och man funderar på om man har valt rätt vänner....
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