What's going on with you? Having a good year so far? Learning anything interesting? Reading any good books? I fell off the TBR Dare recently. It isn't entirely my fault as i suddenly found myself in need of a class of books that i never really thought i would use and therefore didn't own.
i'm gonna get married.
B proposed a few weeks ago. Our sleep and work schedules are very different so we do a lot of talking in bed as i'm going to sleep for the night. We'd been talking about getting a house and maybe baby making for a bit now and he just asked. I said yes. We told our respective parents yesterday. He kinda wanted to just get the parents together and go to the courthouse and, while i do like the idea, i want my best friend and my brothers and his sister and all their kids around too. I want our families to mingle and to dress our nieces as flower girls though that's about all the tradition i want.
FYI, many wedding books are very, very old-fashioned. Besides mostly being pink, they all have titles with "elegant", "stunning", "beautiful" and "chic" in the titles and i am none of those (B might argue the beautiful point). Flipping through some i've seen advice like "talk with your parents about the budget" and "your job is too look your best". Websites aren't much better with "your fairy-tale princess wedding" and "your magical day". ugh. Hey, i'm a grown-up. I've been living out of my parents home for like 15 years now and I haven't asked for money in quite some time. I do understand that, if one or both sets of parents are Community Figures then Certain Things may be Expected and many of the guests will be their friends, not yours. In that situation, i do understand saying parents need to foot some of the bill. But how many people are really in that type of situation?
Best resource so far, for me? The Offbeat Bride: Creative Alternatives for Independent Brides was really a find for me; there is a book and a website. That was the first book i looked at that made me think there were grownups out there that get married, not just women somehow stuck at age 8.
I am trying to get something put together for this summer, maybe outside, for about 30 people. Anybody have any cheap ideas for places in/around Nashville? Parthenon is looking nice and cheap but i am a touch worried about it being too hot for the whole thing to be outside.
think i can include some portion of this piece of music in the wedding?
Pic by Andrew Malone.