How/Where Did You Meet Your FI/SO?
We met at college during a party at my friend’s apartment.
Length of Engagement:
One year almost exactly.
Your Wedding Style (formal, informal):
Semi-formal at a country club
$10,000, but we’ve hit about $12,000
Pale blue, white and gold
Wedding Dress Designer (or inspiration, if you are still shopping around for the “one”):
Robin Jillian J
# of Bridesmaids/Groomsmen (if applicable):
4 bridesmaids, 8 groomsmen because Fiance has a ton of really close friends he couldn’t leave out.
# of Guests (approx):
We’re shooting for 100
Personalization (1-3 details of your vision for the special day):
It’s cheesetastic, but I’ll be riding into the ceremony site in a horse and carriage. Fiance will be riding in on an antique car while the theme from “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine” plays. I’m personally looking forward to giving him his gift that day, Star Trek cufflinks.
Least or Most Influential Advice During your Wedding Planning:
I think the least influential advice ever is the whole “it’s your big day, do what you want” crap. On the other hand, I was also told to stand up for myself a bit (from FI), and that’s really helped. It’s a balance between being a horrible person and not letting someone else plan your entire wedding.
Your Advice for Fellow Bees (cogitate lessons learned in your wedding planning/or aftermath of the event)?
Don’t talk about wedding planning with your friends IRL. It just never seems to work out well. I wish I would have kept some of the details quiet.
FI’s Funniest or Most Memorable Anecdote:
He didn’t know weddings had a color. Or that you could pick the songs your DJ plays. He’s adorkably clueless.
Little Known Fact About You on WB:
I eat a peanut butter sandwich every day for lunch at work, just like I ate one every day from elementary school through high school. College was usually a chicken patty, so this is really an improvement for me.
This is a fun thread, I’ve loved reading everyone’s answers!