I have really appreciated reading other couple's stories of their long engagement. We got engaged 2 months ago, still haven't posted it on Facebook...., and our wedding won't be until Spring 2018 so that we can both finish school and be able to pay for our own wedding.
My question is how do you keep people excited about your wedding without being overwhelming? I have been thinking about spreading out the bridal showers (FMIL hosting one in New England, my mother hosting one in my hometown in Missouri and our bridal party hosting one in our current city) and engagement parties but I don't want the engagement to be too much. Also is it ok to have a bridal shower a year before your wedding? I have an extremely tight schedule and that's just works best for me...
We are getting married in Atlanta but I will be going to school in Missouri and working in the wilderness over the summers so most of our planning is happening early on. Also my bridesmaids are located all over the country. Some of my bridesmaids will be getting married before me and they are all very busy so I don't want to ask too much of them even though they are excited and willing. How do I manage the wedding of my dreams while not having people flying all over the place constantly?
I have soooo many questions and concerns so any advice is greatly accepted.