The Big Picture. A.K.A. Sparkling White Wine
We’re not any more positive on what kind of wedding we want to have than we were on Friday. But we are, hopefully, in the right direction now. We took Awesome Angie’s advice and discussed the big picture over bottle(s) of wine. We didn’t succeed in getting gloriously eye-opening revelations or anything. But then again, we are at the very beginning of planning, really. So I’m not gonna ostracize us, are you?
We got some keywords figured out, that describe us, things we like and hopefully our wedding:
Gathering. Eats. Class. Festival. Reunion. Relaxed. Rockstar. Comfort. Beer. Eats. Swanky.
Yes, we know. We made a buttload of progress.
We wanted to define the guest list in terms we could live with as well: People we want to see there, in so many words. Which is really easy to say, but we looked at our guest list, and there were far too many “Should invites” on it. We’ll get on with that later.
For now, the DO-NOT keywords:
Stuffy. Fakery. Bad Beer. Tasteless Music. Bland Food. Trend-Influenced Decisions. Bears. Selfish Music. Too Much Pretty.
Not the Chicago Bears, they’re more than welcome. Matter of fact…kidding. We’re talking about the kind that steal pic-a-nic baskets and rip off your face with one swipe of their paws. We’re also joking.
We want a party. A freaking party. (Who doesn’t, right? Stop stating the obvious, Lizzie…my time is valuable). I know. Anyways, we just see that people sometimes get wrapped up in other details and they forget about the badassery that makes them an awesome couple. You know? You’ve seen it right?
I want to utilize the wedding blogs for the resource they are. Idea-central. I do not want to take note from every wedding I ever liked the look of and end up with some trendy-in-the-box wedding with conflicting themes and me, in the corner, sobbing in fetal position. That’s been clear throughout, I hope, right?
Anyways, there’s a word we want above all, and I can’t say we’re being unique, because anyone who reads the lovely Sara’s 2000 Dollar Wedding knows all about it. Authenticity.
So what have I told you? Not much. I promise we didn’t dig into the wine too much to forget our first “REAL” night of wedding planning. We just started here..with keywords of the vibe we want.
Just in case you’re wondering: Day 12 has just begun and I’m leaving for Russia in ONE week! (More later)
Refresher on the reasons why we’re having a hard time deciding: We have two distinctly different pictures in mind. One’s a little more wedding-y, but still badass. They do everything there for you. We would be left with a few just-for-fun projects and the paperie, which we love. The other is a summer-festival-styled-outdoor-pig-roast with great beer and great company. The confusion? We have to do every little detail of “this” wedding alone. The only outdoor venues we love that don’t charge a $10,000+ minimum are completely. bare. I mean it. Nothing. We’re planning from Texas to Chicago while I’m still a student and Isaiah’s working full-time, so that might be a bit of an inconvenience.
The main problem? We have this concrete idea of a wedding matched up “vs” this vague, could-be wedding. And there’s a lot that could go wrong with us handling every single detail.
So, you! Did you think in terms of keywords or vibe or did you get right down to the nitty-gritty? What keywords did you think of, if yeah?