As of today, Meg and I have known for 112 days that we are going to get married. The biggest decision of all of them was made on November 15th, 2009. We announced to the world on Christmas day that we were going to get married. Since that day we have been faced with more questions than I ever thought possible. These range from the most obvious question; when is the happy date to are you going to have a flower girl?
For reasons that will be revealed at a future date, we haven’t set a date yet, and no, we will not have a flower girl. A slightly more useful answer to the date question is that we plan to get married as soon as possible (right now we believe that to be November 2010 or January 2011) and we’ll keep you all updated. In the meantime we’ve been busy trying to figure out answers to the multitude of questions we have as well as all of yours.
In an effort to help us make these decisions, Meg suggested that we create a wedding mission statement. I agreed out of love. In all honesty, my initial definition of a wedding mission statement was “we plan to get married.” Sometimes I’m a no nonsense sort of guy. However after some recent thought I realized that perhaps a wedding manifesto may be a good idea. Manifesto, mission statement, . . .Call it what you will, but if you haven’t already written one, and you’re starting to lose your mind with wedding planning, then I think it’s a really good exercise, as well as something to return to whenever the color-of-your-napkins part starts to seem more important than the marrying-your-best-friend part. – Kathryn of “Snippet and Ink”
Here’s what we came up with (oh and I like the sound of manifesto better.)
We want a spiritual day with a Catholic ceremony.
We want our wedding to be fun, happy, uniquely us and recorded for posterity.
We want to be fully engaged and relaxed.
We want our closest family and friends to share in our joy and happiness.
We want to keep things reasonable and stay within our budget.
We will continue forward together with love and romance toward our wedding day but now we have a much more visible target.So figure out what your doing with your wedding, what simple elements it boils down to, and then do those things well. Take a deep breath, slow down, pay attention. Put care into the things you value, and no one will ever notice the things that you don’t have. – Meg of “A Practical Wedding”