Post # 1
My Boyfriend or Best Friend and I have been together for 7 years and we have 2 children (6 and 1, and we are completely done!). That being said, we plan on getting married 12/14/12 which is a Friday but I want the same anniversary date I’ve had for 7 years. We will be getting married in the church I grew up in and a church reception. At first I cringed at this idea but honestly, the finances match up and we have 2 children…it doesn’t need to be a future AA inductee meeting. The date is on a Friday so wedding will probably be at 7pm and then a dessert reception. We may go hang out with close ones afterwards but we are not big drinkers (well, I am not) and honestly we may just head off to a little mini-moon at a bed and breakfast for the weekend. Ok so point being…I’m thinking of making the colors navy and blush pink. I like the contrast colors but also how it ties to our life as a parents to our girl and boy. I know this day is about us, and it is, so am I putting too much thought into it and putting in too much thought about our children rather than us?
Post # 3
In a word, yes. This is your day, so you should focus on what you want. However, I like the combination of navy and blush, so it’s not exactly like your colors would be strange.
(Side note, I found the description of a reception as a “future AA inductee meeting” as more than slightly offensive. It’s unfair to judge receptions with open bars/lots of drinking like this even though it’s not what you choose to do. You wouldn’t want someone name calling/using offensive terms like that to describe your reception, would you?)
Post # 4
@abbie017: Thank you for your comment. I’m sorry you found my description of the reception to be offensive. I didn’t mean it to be offensive. My family is a family full of “life of the party” types. I don’t judge open bar/drinking receptions at all…I’ve been to plenty and never thought I would have one that wasn’t. I used this term out of frustration and sarcasm because my cousin had a wedding like ours will be and family members were actually sneaking flasks and going out to the parking lot to drink…so I guess that’s the irritating part to me…that and we don’t want our children around the drinking. I’m sure we will have champagne and we will be allowed to have wine, but we haven’t made that decision yet.