In the 3 months since Jolayne and I got engaged, we’ve made quite a bit of progress on our wedding plans. For example, we set the date (April 23rd) and I can’t help but feel that that’s a crucial step to take. I wasn’t aware of this, but even when you set a wedding date that’s over 10 months from the date of your engagement, planning begins immediately. Fortunately, Jolayne was aware of this (In fact, the same evening we were engaged we went to Barnes & Noble so she could get some bridal magazines). Not surprisingly, she knows lots of things about wedding planning that I was completely oblivious to. So in the time since setting the date we’ve booked the church and reception, gotten the minister, chosen invitations, she’s gotten her dress, we’ve gotten all of the wedding party lined up, planned the rehearsal dinner, (nearly) finished the guest list, and most recently chosen the flowers this past weekend when we were in Columbus. We’ve also begun our gift registry, which we both agree is probably the most fun part of the whole thing. Walking around stores shooting things left and right with the barcode scanner is pretty great. With all of that I can’t hardly imagine what we have left to plan, but Jolayne assures me there are quite a few things to do still. Its still so exciting to think of being married to Jolayne that time just doesn’t seem to be passing fast enough. I know I should enjoy it though, because I’m sure that time will resume its standard breakneck pace soon enough. When we were in Columbus over the weekend, we saw the church for the first time and we both loved it. Being in there was exciting and it really started to sink in that this was actually going to happen even though it seems so far away. It was also the first time I got a little nervous, as I pictured being up in front of a sanctuary full of people. I’m sure I’ll get stressed about that and other things as the date approaches, but since the end result is that I get to be married to the most wonderful, amazing person that makes it more than worth it.
Comment by Dan on 2004-09-06 18:25:46 +0000
Man. Tell me about it. We’ve (I use the term “we” liberally… I actually mean “Laura for the most part”) have only 6 months.. crap.. 5 months I have yet to experience registry joy, however. I have been informed that it is quite the experience.
Comment by Tobin on 2004-09-07 08:11:27 +0000
I remember when you used to tell me that *I* was the most wonderful, amazing person.
Comment by Posko on 2004-09-08 19:43:08 +0000
Another announcement… Will would like the Groom party to wear their Birthday-Tuxedos. Not sure if that includes shoes, tie, and a cumberbun (sp?).
Comment by Ben Lewis on 2004-09-09 17:00:51 +0000
Will I thought you thought Morrissey was the most amazing person on the Earth. This post says your marrying Jolayne. What gives?
Comment by Will on 2004-09-13 23:16:35 +0000
Dan – You bring up a good point about the use of “we” in contexts such as these. In my post feel free to s/we/Jolayne.
Matt, I believe the correct spelling is “cucumber bun”.
And yes, it would appear that I have some explaining to do to Tobin and Morrissey. Probably Björk too for that matter.
Comment by Carrie on 2004-09-14 02:26:22 +0000
Chicks know way more about wedding planning then men EVER will.
We’re hard-wired to know this stuff … anything that involves being the center-of-attention/Pretty-Princess-for-a-day is passed to us in the womb from our mothers.