- 10 years ago
- Wedding: January 2010
Hi Boston Bees,
I thought it would be fun for everyone to share as much or as little about their wedding as they want. I (if you can’t tell by my constant board writing) love hearing about others weddings, especially since mine is so far away and I have to take things very slowly! I love getting ideas from the Bees, but I am sure you all are coming up with some great ideas of your own!
A little about what I’ve done so far:
We were engaged on my fiances birthday – May 10 – and he forced me into a "no planning for three weeks" routine so that I would enjoy just being engaged – it was hard, but also great of him to "force" me to do! That ended on my birthday – and that’s where the planning began.
We wanted a downtown Boston wedding but quickly realized that our 300+ guest list was not going to fit in most of the places we hoped it would. One of the first places we looked at ended up being where we have decided to have our wedding — The World Trade Center – in the Seaport District. It’s so beautiful! As of right now we are planning to have an all-in-one wedding — the ceremony, cocktail hour and reception all in the world trade center building. The ceremony will be in one ballroom, the cocktails in the atrium, and then the reception in the CityView Ballroom – named due to the gorgeous views of the city!!
Our date is January 2, 2010 — which means we will have a very long engagement!! 20 months! Seems like forever, and is still a hard thing to think about how far away it is. But we made the decision for a few good reasons. First we have 8 weddings invitations on our way for 2009 and we didnt want to just be another wedding squeezed in the mix. Also I will be traveling to Portland OR for 3 months in the winter of 2009 — so I really didnt want to get married and then run away from my new husband for three months — I think it will be a very hard thing for us, but will only make our relationship stronger!
Other things I have been keeping myself busy with – we just started dress shopping which has been so fun (go to Vows!!); I’m currently stalking a few photography blogs (I’d love any suggestions); and my next big thing that must be done ASAP is to find an officiant. Both my fiance and I were raised Catholic, but have decided that we do not want to be married in the church – and it has been a difficult thing for our parents to grasp. They are totally supportive but just a little confused about how it all works not in a church … so I am really looking for a great officiant who can not only make our day special, but help us to help our families understand how a non-religious ceremony can be just as beautiful and spiritual as the other. (Also would love recommendations<span style=”font-size: 11pt; font-family: Georgia”> on this!)
Gosh that was long. I could keep going. But I’ll stop!
So tell us about your wedding! Let’s get to know each other Boston Bees!