I have dreamed about my wedding since I was a little girl. Yes, I am one of "those girls." I dreamt of a princess-like wedding with a white coach and a church ceremony followed by a ballroom reception. I’ve always thought that I’d like to wear an A-line gown, a tiara, and all of the stuff that goes with them. But guess what? None of this will happen!
As it turns out, I’d rather have a wedding that is a reflection of who my fiancé and I are than a "classic wedding." We forget our anniversary on a regular basis. There are no candlelight dinners or red roses. This is just how we "love." I’m equally happy if my fiancé buys me a Starbucks Coffee in the morning or if he gets me shoes when I think I shouldn’t buy them because I have enough at home.
Given this, we will be exchanging our wedding vows in a small ceremony at the conservatory. We view our vows as something very sacred and intimate. Therefore, we made it a priority to keep the ceremony guest list short by inviting only our immediate family and friends.
After the ceremony, our party will enjoy a "Flying/Waking" meal. A flying/waking meal is a three-course meal that involves serving finger foods cocktail-style, then serving a seated, plated main course, and finally, enjoying a passed, finger food-style dessert. Our intent is that the guests won’t tire out too early so that we can dance the night away!
Our remaining guests – extended family members and friends – will join us round 9:00 p.m. for the big party!
As you probably can imagine, we have to answer a lot of "Why are you doing...?" questions. So, I’m wondering, did any of you make unconventional decisions? If so, did you have to take a lot of flak from your guests?
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