Boda, Payasadas

We couldn’t wait any longer…

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.


9 thoughts on “We couldn’t wait any longer…

  1. -k- says:

    Dammit Cindy! I was not paying attention to the date at all and you got me all excited for you guys. I’m all about the small, intimate ceremony (this was my basically my wedding, Skyped-in family and all, except with a Unitarian reverend instead of a JOP).. I loved that about the Jim and Pam wedding on The Office, that they stole away for their moment and then went back and still shared it with everyone else.

    Anyway.. *still* excited for you guys, and am betting that your big wedding is going to be a blast. 🙂

  2. Christina says:

    I totally fell for it until the end ! And I was soooooooo JEALOUS ! I’m glad I read the whole thing…otherwise, I would have started yelling at Tony! You got me good.

  3. Hahaha, you got me for a moment there. However, the idea doesn’t sound like a bad one, as you probably gathered from reading one of my posts. Still, this is a good reminder that I need to start checking off some items, too.

  4. Martha Mascote says:

    Honey you did not fool me one bit cause you are Mexican and that is not the way Mexican families do weddings…even if you are of todays kids, both you and Sean. Charlie would be so hurt and upset if he could not walk you down the aisle. Although my dear brother will feel a pain to give you away. Daddy’s always feel it …when it comes to their daughters.

    Happy continued planning…good luck to get it all done. Love to you and Sean… tia

  5. Congratulations….. On pulling off a decent April fool’s prank. I think yesterday was quite the day for internet shenanigans. Your family would kill you if you dare tried to sneak off and get married. I hope the rest of your planning goes smoothly. What are your colors going to be?

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