- 5 years ago
- Wedding: November 2013
Dear Fiance and I got engaged on November 17th this year, with the intention of having a long (2+ year) engagement to give us time to save up, and also to wait it out and see if the laws would change here (Sydney, Australia) to implement marriage equality.
My dad is visiting from the US at the moment and I thought while he was here it might be nice to check out a venue I knew of. I figured it might make him feel a little more included in the process since he lives so far away, and make it seem a little more “real” for me and DP and our families. Well, it turns out that my parents and DP’s have offered help SUBSTANTIALLY with the costs of a wedding, and what’s more they were encouraging us to have our wedding next year.
Well, we met with the venue, we all really like it, and they have November 30th available next year. I think it’s all happening! DP and I have been playing around with invite designs, the venue is holding the date for us and I’m working on reserving a space in the parkland nearby for the ceremony. It feels so surreal.
The plan is to have the wedding regardless of the laws, and if it’s legal by next year, then awesome, and if not we’ll just do a little private ceremony when it is to sign the official paperwork.
I’m so excited and I just wanted to share with you all! I don’t have friends IRL to talk about this kind of stuff with. I better start working out!! 😉