Tying the Knot in a Meaningful and Memorable Way (Without Losing Our Savings or Sanity)

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Postcard #6: Plan Your Day Your Way

This picture cracks me up. It comes from our wedding rehearsal. Matt and I asked our wedding party to join us for our first dance. We choreographed a dance to "Kiss" by Prince and then videotaped an instructional video to distribute to our wedding party in advance. On the day of our wedding, we spent about 30 minutes putting it all together. This particular picture comes from the free style portion of our dance.

It reminds me that we need to plan our "in between" times carefully. Our weddings are not just the big, formal parts; they are also the in between moments. Here's what our schedule looked like:
  • Sleep in
  • Spend two hours lounging on the flagstone patio with our friends, eating breakfast
  • Rehearse our ceremony and first dance
  • Eat lunch with family and close friends
  • Spend a couple hours cooking food for our reception
  • Get ready among friends
  • Ceremony
  • Take a limited number of family photographs
  • Reception
It was exactly how we wanted to spend our day. That's how it should be! It can be easy to let the day get consumed with obligations. But ultimately, we are in control of how we spend our time. Do you want to spend hours being pampered among friends? Go for it. Do you want to go for a hike all alone with your partner-to-be? Go for it. It's up to us!

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1 comment:

Andrea Marie said...

just saw this article on CNN and thought you would enjoy!

Same-sex bridal magazine born of frustration

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