hmmm… what to do

So planning when and where our wedding will be is a little trickier than I originally thought. First we wanted it to be here and just have a fun reception with BBQ and stuff. BUt that means waiting until next summer. Everyone I’ve talked to says not to have a long engagement. In fact my pastors were both like Tia, that would really be a mistake. Soooo… I don’t think having a wedding in Fairbanks in the winter is a good idea. We have been kicking around ideas about getting married in Vegas or on a cruise. We’re trying to pick something that won’t be too expensive for us and will be reasonable for everyone else. We’ll see. I think its all crazy. I am super excited and I just want to know where and when it will be.

So we’re still looking for ideas… maybe we’ll find a nice relative or friend that will pay for it all.

Yeah, that’s it.

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4 responses to “hmmm… what to do

  1. Jon Hohle

    Your wedding is your wedding, so really take what other people say with a grain of salt. Yeah, they are trying to be nice, but in the end, what worked for them may not work for you. Kortney and I didn’t want a long engagement, and I’m glad we had the opportunity to have a short one, but it would have worked out if we had waited longer too.

    You’ll always have enough time to plan, because you’ll plan within the time you have. For us, three months wasn’t a problem, and while it was stressful at times (the invitations really got to me), I’m glad that’s going to be over soon. Then again, if we could have taken things at a more leisurely pace, maybe it wouldn’t have been stressful at all (yeah, right ;).

    basically, my advice is to listen to my advice, but not necessarily take it, and do the same with the advice other people give you. oh yeah, and have fun! in the end, no matter what happens, you’ll be married, and as long as you keep God as the focus, everything else is trivial.

  2. Kortney

    Darn..Jon beat me to the post! 🙂 I have a friend at work who got married in Aruba. The hotel planned EVERYTHING, and since it was so far away only the people who really wanted to be there were there…which they thought was perfect! I know she really recommends that route.

    Since destination weddings are really popular right now you might even check out all inclusive resorts. I know the Cozumel Palace Resort, where we are going on our honeymoon, gives you a free wedding if you stay at the resort.

    There are so many possibilities, so just listen to what you and Andy want to do (and what the budget may be) and I’m positive you’ll be happy with your choice. Afterall, it’s YOUR wedding and YOUR special day.

    Oh, and in terms of being stressed, I think no matter how much time you have people always feel stressed and overwhelmed. It’s the biggest party you’ll ever throw and combine that with a day we ladies have been thinking about since we were wee old, I’m sure it’s hard not to stress out every once in a while.

    Let us know if we can do anything to help!

  3. garfodie81

    If you’re worried AK people can’t make it to a destination wedding, do something like what we did. Have a reception just for church people after your wedding. This way 1) they don’t feel totally left out and 2)you still get millions of presents. (If you do this, be prepared to spend HOURS writing thank-you notes though) 😉

  4. tiapugh

    hey thanks guys. i do appreciate the advice. i think we are going to do something on “neutral” territory (like Vegas or a cruise) and then we’ll have parties in Milwaukee and Fairbanks for people that couldn’t make it.

    so… thanks for all of your help. i am getting so excited!

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