But I’m starting to burn out on wedding crap. Poo.
I started looking at wedding crap about a year after we officially moved in together, in May 2008. Now, after about 6 weeks of being officially engaged, I’m burning out. Thankfully we’ve got the part that we really care about set, our rabbi. He was happy to have free plane tickets (my parents have a gajillion frequent flyer miles) and 2 nights of lodging. We’ll let him pick the dates/airports for his flights and then he can vacation in the DC area too.
Potential venues need to be contacted. I need to go visit them with my mom and the dude while I’m home for a week around the first night of Passover (first full week of March). So far we’ve got 4 major contenders, the DC JCC, Airlie Center (one of the secure locations outside of DC, in Virginia), Algonkian Regional Park, and The Atrium at Meadowlark Botanical Gardens.
To keep me going for the next month, I asked my dad to buy and send me copies of some local wedding magazines so that I can look at the advertisements from home instead of the ones for where I live (Colorado), which aren’t very helpful in planning from a distance. He’s in advertising, so he thought it was GREAT that I wanted him to buy me some trashy reading just to read the ads. Maybe he’ll have a look in the magazines too.
My dad also told me that my mom was a very “whatever” kind of bride. The dude and I have decided that we’re not having any attendants and that we don’t want to write our own vows. We’re just fine with picking out a bad-ass ketubah and having that read out loud. I kind of want my dad to read Oh, The Places You’ll Go and have someone (the dude’s sister, who gave me the book) read a passage from Tuesdays With Morrie and an excerpt from the Mass. Supreme Ct. decision upholding same sex marriages ’cause I think that rocks.