So far, we are ridiculously close to choosing and securing our venue for this wedding. Our cake has been chosen. My dress has been found. Ash’s attire has been decided upon. After a great deal of contemplation, the color scheme is set.
I am totally, completely and ridiculously in love with my dress AND Ash’s female-cut tuxedo! But I digress!
This wedding has rules, people.
1.) It’s a wedding. It’s not a commitment ceremony. It’s not a civil union, it’s a wedding. Period. If our event costs just as much as any other event, then it deserves to be called what it is. It is a wedding.
2.) We don’t have bridesmaids and groomsmen. We have Skirts and Suits. There may be women in suits, but there will be no men in dresses….or zoot suits! (And by skirt, I mean dress. By suit, I really mean tux. This is a fancy shmancy gig, yo.)
3.) There will be no pink. Period.
4.) There will be no roses.
5.) There will only be black tuxedos. There will be no Good Humor Man white. Or Blue Man Group blue. Or shit brown. Or Big Bird yellow. Or Kermit the Frog green.
6.) There will be very few children invited. Very few.
7.) There will be karaoke. Lots and lots of karaoke.
8.) There will be no junior bridesmaids or minature bride/groom. There will be ONE Flower Girl, ONE Ring Bearer and two escorts.
9.) While opinions are welcome, nobody will be making any wedding decisions other than Ash and I. This is our wedding. Period.
10.) Neither Ash nor I is being “given away”, we are being walked down the aisle.
11.) Each member of the wedding party will be wearing Converse Chuck Taylors. No high heels. No uncomfortable dress shoes. It’s Chucks all the way!
There will be more rules, never fear!
And to answer some if your questions…
Ash and I became officially engaged on May 1, 2010. My ring is gorgeous and I love it.
I proposed to Ash on February 14, 2011. Instead of her ring (which had to be ordered and sized) she got a box with a cut out, photocopied picture of her ring at a hibachi restaurant. She received her actual ring later, when I proposed to her once again, at our favorite fondue restaurant on July 1, 2011.
Truth be told, we have proposed to one another four times now (twice each), two of which were at the same restaurant.
Our wedding date is the three year anniversary of our domestic partnership, which we do have.
Any other questions?!?! Ask away!