Archive for August, 2007

Ah, the joys of wedding planning

Wow, it’s been a long, long time since I’ve posted here!  Most of my spare time has been taken up with wedding stuff for the past several months.  Some of it has been wonderfully fun (like scoping out different venues, and cake tasting – yum!), but some of it has been incredibly tedious.

Don’t get me wrong – I am INCREDIBLY excited that Thad and I are getting hitched in less than two weeks!  But, let me just say that I’m glad we planned it really quickly (less than five months).  I can’t imagine dragging out the planning process for a year or more.

I’ve done a lot of it on my own, but I’ve had the help and support of many, many people.  You know people love you when they will spend hours cutting wedding programs so that they will be functional fans for your guests, who will probably be quite warm and sweaty before you even walk down the aisle (thanks mom!).

And, thinking back on my anthropological background, I think the whole wedding industry would make for some interesting research.  I loooove weddings, and I love going to them, and I’m so excited about my own, but it’s so easy to get caught up in the wedding itself and forget what it’s all about.  It’s not about flowers, cake, diamonds, or even the dress (although, I have to admit, I’m terribly excited about the dress).  It’s really just about celebrating your love with all the people you love most in the world.  And nothing can spoil that – not rain, not mismatched tablecloths or the wrong flowers.

So, lots of people are asking me if I’m worried about anything, but I’m not actually worried about much wedding stuff.  I’m more worried about getting my visa application approved so that, finally, after three and a half years of dating and living in different cities and countries, Thad and I can actually have a place of our own and wake up next to each other every day.

That, I am excited about!


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