Originally Posted by ANGELA2013
I can't believe how on top of things you ladies are. I feel like a slacker lol
I am having a hard time getting organized, I am done the website, picked our colour theme, and have our date booked but that's it. There's been a lot going on for me lately so I am having a hard time focusing on the wedding. I have designed some diy stuff but I am having a hard time deciding which route to go. I am thinking magnets for std but I can't decide between passports or boarding passes for the invites.
We have also thought about a symbolic ceremony but worry less people would come if they knew and we only have around 25 as it is now. I know we could just not tell most people but the ones that knew, I think it would ruin the experience for and they may not come.
I like to think that Iâ€™m on top of things when it comes to my wedding planning, but my Fi is convinced that Iâ€™m OCD and wedding planning proves it. I think youâ€™re right on track, we have over 11 months to go, which is plenty of time.
Any-who. I had the same hang-up when it came to the design for our invites and ultimately I went with boarding passes and will do passports instead of the typical pre-travel brochure.
Regarding the symbolic ceremony, if youâ€™ve read the past couple of pages in this thread, then you know that I had concerns with this too. My fi and I came to the decision this weekend that we are going to have my brother officiate our symbolic ceremony and he is honored to do so. If itâ€™s not legal, we would much rather be married by someone who knows us and actually cares about our union, instead of a random stranger. We donâ€™t really see this being a problem because we believe that most of our guest are practical and understand that they are there to witness our love and commitment. The stance that we came to, is if we have to deceive our guests in order to get their support and for them to be happy for us, then something is wrong with those relationships. If it cheapens the experience, and if they feel that itâ€™s no longer necessary to attend simply because itâ€™s not legal, then itâ€™s their issue, not ours. Obviously there isnâ€™t a right or wrong answer to how this should be approached, but every couple needs to do whatâ€™s best for themselves and what will ultimately make them happy. Remember, itâ€™s your marriage, no one elseâ€™s.