I’ve had a month to reflect and absorb. Surely I can put words to this wedding business now, right?
First, go watch the video/slideshow. I punched Picasa repeatedly to make that thing happen (Google’s getting feedback on that mess, hmph!), and I like to think it demonstrates the tone of the wedding. A recording of at least the ceremony is forthcoming, but I gotta figure out how to get it from the cool lady who showed up with a camera.
I spent almost a year considering getting married, a few months being really stressed about the planning we weren’t doing “quickly enough”, about three weeks in “whatever, let’s wrap this up” mode, and the final week in increasing panic.
The day after? Still a mess.
On Sunday, after the wedding, every time I thought about the wedding–what we said, the dancing, the people, the dress, the cake–I choked up. No lie.
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I try not to be all weddingy at work, although I have a few close colleagues I geek with. (Drama-inducing colleagues, I’ll add. They think I should be super-stressed and overly-picky.)
In fact, I’m not sure all my colleagues knew I was getting married at all until I mentioned it to one of the admins on the floor a couple of weeks ago.
Regardless, two of my closest buddies snuck around behind my back–literally, one of them sits behind me–and crafted a wonderful party/shower that they dropped on me yesterday. The whole team showed up. There was both cheesecake and a tasty lemony cake. The whole thing was decked out in orange and blue, as befits the wedding.
All the photos were taken on my phone (geez, how could they have not given me fair warning so I could bring my good camera?!), so there’s some blur and they’re a bit dark. Continue reading Surprise Wedding Shower!
Within the last week, a few incredible things happened with regards to the wedding:
- My stress level dropped by about 50%.
- I got my wedding dress.
- RSVPs are coming in.
- We have a marriage license!
- Wedding planning is fun again!
Actually, RSVPs starting coming in last week and are trickling off this week, but we now have People Attending Our Wedding. Which makes this stuff, like, official.
So does the marriage license, which was pleasantly easy to get.
Greg and I took a couple of hours and worked straight through our Checklist o’ Doom (thank you, Knot), making sure we knew where we stood on everything, clearing out irrelevant tasks, and parceling out actionable items between us.
I haven’t slept that well in months, fer skerious.
My wedding dress is another, funnier story. Continue reading Finally, Some Wedding Relaxation
This week’s internet cruising:
A thousand dollars for photos, or a thousand dollars for video?
Surely, this is a normal modern bride’s dilemma. If I pick only one to be done professionally, which is better?
Or should I pick neither to be done professionally? Disposable cameras on the tables are very “in” now, and neither service is cheap.
How often do we really look back on photos? Greg: never. Me: I… like organizing things. On the flip side, how often am I going to watch a video of my own wedding? At our first anniversary? When I’m contemplating divorce in seven decades?
Continue reading Wedding Video vs. Photos