I'll admit, I've been doing a bit of research regarding wedding planning. Helping my mom with their re-dedication ceremony got me buzzing. I've been pricing places and taking notes about things that I'd like for my wedding. The deeper I get into my research, the more I desire a small, intimate setting. I want it to be fun and to reflect who we are as a couple. Simultaneously, I want the ceremony to remain very sacred. This is a huge step that shouldn't be taken lightly. I looked up the word nuptial and here's what I found: "nuptials - the social event at which the ceremony of marriage is performed" (via thefreedictionary.com). Yeah...ummm...I don't want that! A social gathering? Just give me the ceremony, my husband, and a nice dinner. It doesn't have to be a "pinkies up when you drink" kind of deal. Just something to say, "Hey, those kids are married now!".
I really have been conflicted with the thought of who I would invite to my wedding. For starters, I have too much family. My friends would never even make the list. Also, I have a lot of friends from various places. Did I mention that I am in a sorority? How about the fact that I am friends with members of the fraternity, too? I didn't even count in ALL of my church members. That's a lot of people. So, who is invited? Not even half of those people. I honestly do not see the point of inviting people who I haven't spoken to in the past year. I feel that the people who get invited should be the closest people to me at that time. I really would like to stay under 50 people. Think about it, you pay for all these people to come and eat, and you probably only talk to a few. I guess gifts are nice, but that wouldn't be my focus. I'll likely be elated to start my new life with my husband. Call me cheap, but I am not going to go broke on a wedding, when I can be saving money for kicking off my marriage (with a nice honeymoon).
Speaking of honeymoons, I'd really like to honeymoon in Disney World. It's so much fun, yet it can be very romantic. Contrary to what people think, it's not babyish. There happens to be a lot of things on Disney property for adults to do. I want to stay on their property and see it all! I think I'd be a corny new bride in Disney world. I'd probably have the Happily Ever After Cinderella button, the mickey bridal ears with "Mrs. So-and-so" embroidered on it, and buying Mickey his and her towels (just a note, I dislike Minnie Mouse).
While I am in no rush, I am excited to be in this magical period of possibility. For me, I only want to be married once in my life. I just pray that the wedding wont give me a pre-marital headache!