We're going to get married in about 9 months, which seems like the perfect amount of time. I've always thought that i would get impatient if i had to wait more than a year after the engagement to get married, but now I'm afraid that i'm going to be pressed for time.
Thankfully I've been looking at wedding blogs for a year and a half, so i have a pretty good idea of what it is that i want.
The wedding is going to be small (less than 50 people), so it will be really fun to do projects. I have a really short attention span and there's no way that i'd be able to make my invitations if i had to pump out 200 of them.
Because almost everyone (except for his immediate family) is going to be coming from out of town/out of state, we decided that it would be easier for them if we had the wedding in Chicago. I'd found a ceremony/reception cite that I just loved (Promontory Point) that is in Chicago, and the boy's favorite restaurant (Topolobampo) is in Chicago.
The problem was that we were too late for any Saturday booking at Promontory Point in 2010, which I thought was ridiculous. So we did some creative maneuvering and decided that our best bet would to be to get married on a Sunday. We chose Memorial Day weekend so that all of our out of town guests would be able to use the extra day (Memorial Day Monday) as a travel day. But another problem arose... the restaurant isn't open on Sundays and they aren't on the approved caterer list, so we went the very non-traditional route and decided to have our reception the night before our wedding. We're calling it our PRE-ception. Crazy, I know, but listen... if we went the traditional route and invited our immediate family, bridal party, and out of town guests to the rehersal dinner, we'd be inviting anyone anyway, so why not make it the main meal and just cut the cake after the wedding the next day!? And because we're getting married early in the morning on Sunday, our guests would be able to take off whenever they wanted so they wouldn't need to book an extra night at the hotel unless they wanted to.