- 8 years ago
- Wedding: June 2010
Drama. Drama. Drama.
My boyfriend met me in Lisbon for the New Year and it was no real surprise we came back from our vacation engaged. We are both graduating from college in May so we thought that a June wedding would be a good idea.
My fiancee’s little brother is getting married in July, we knew that when we chose our date. The little brother is making a personal case out of this situation claiming we stole his spotlight, yaddah yaddah yaddah. When really, our lease is up July 31st. We are not going to get married when we are homeless.
So I tell my family and at least they are happy and then I make the decision that makes my life Hell. I choose to have an outdoor wedding in June in Bellingham, WA. Yeah, Washington– where Gray’s Anatomy is set. The place that is famous for rain.
What was I thinking?!
We are getting hitched on some family property and we already hired a live band (Beatles tribute<–very nice). I love dancing so of course that is going to be the main event at our reception (apart from the drinking and eating) but I have looked into renting dance floors and that is totally not in my budget to do. I have heard that building your own isn’t that hard so I asked my nextdoor neighbor who is a carpenter and he said it would be really complicated and cost more than a rental. Then I asked my dad and he said it wouldn’t be worth the hassle. So I asked my fiancee’s dad, he said goodluck but he didn’t want to get involved. It wasn’t until we had a horrendously awkward run in with Little Brother that someone sounded positive. It turns out that Little Brother (who is a currently unemployed construction worker) is building a dance floor for HIS reception. But can we ask for his help, NO! bc we are already stealing his thunder by getting married a month before 650 miles away.
Is there anyone out there who could lend some handy advice? Please!