Sean and I are less than six months out from the wedding. It seems like a lot of time, but we still need to make a bunch of decisions. Some things still on the list:
- Hiring a DJ: This one isn’t easy considering our guest list is quite diverse and we’d like everyone to enjoy themselves. We need a DJ who can play music that will appeal to 4 generations of my Mexican family (nonagenarians to twenty-somethings), Sean’s Jamaican family and our friends.
- Choosing attire for Sean, bridesmaids and groomsmen
- Deciding on hair, makeup, veil and accessories for me
- Decorations: we need everything from flowers to linens
- Invitations: they’re in progress
There’s one big thing we can cross off the list:
Since it was just a civil ceremony with a justice of the peace, we kept it simple with my parents, siblings and grandparents. Sean’s parents and brother Skyped in from New York.
Through this whole process, we’ve wondered if the big wedding was really worth it. Yesterday, we felt like we were missing a lot. We can’t wait to have a few hundred of our friends and family watch us do this a bit more formally and celebrate with us.
Half of this is true. The other half is my lame attempt at an April Fool’s Day prank. I know I’m pretty low maintenance, but if I was going to get married, I’d at least dye my roots, do something decent with my hair and wear a little makeup. The photo is from Easter 2011.