APRIL 30th, 2011!
No introduction needed for this blog entry. I figured I would give everyone a taste of what we know so far. We are ecstatic and anxious for the coming months. We spent the holidays somewhat together and with our families and did a mild amount of planning for the big day. The two things that everyone can be for sure about at this point is that it will be on April 30th and that it will be in Utah. The reception location will be finalized and announced shortly and soon we will set up one of those very modern facebook groups to get the addresses of those that would desperately like an invitation in the mail with our beaming faces on it.
Another exciting bit of wedding planning attended to? My dress. It was picked and purchased yesterday and it was almost an out-of-body experience. The wedding world has to be the most unprecedented around. It's not one that you can just go visit every so often. To be in it you must mean business. Which explains why I felt so out of my element yesterday. You are only going to know most of the questions to ask if you have done it before. Since I have not, it was like learning to speak a new language, in a very poofy dress. Surprisingly difficult I tell you.
Wedding planning is a vortex of options and it has dragged me in on a daily basis, until I go and play rock band with my brother. Never in your life will you be asked so much about your preferences, and never in your life will you have to have so many that you never knew you'd have to have. I admire women that are direct and sure about what they want, because the wedding experience for them must play out like an easily executed grocery list. Some girls I have spoken to say that they were able to organize the entire thing in a day, short of the dress. Who are these wunderkinds to the wedding world and how may I become like them?
Have I mentioned how insanely ecstatic I am for the coming months? I get to marry the most amazing and thoughtful guy in the world. Don't get me started on my birthday and Christmas gifts this year. I am in trouble with this one.
Thanks everyone for the amazing kindness and offers to help with the planning. I hope we get to hug all of you soon.