Friday, August 31, 2012

The future Mr. stops by. :)

For those of you who haven't yet formally met the Mr., I thought I would make him... I mean, ask him... to come and write a blog post about the planning process from his perspective. As always, he blew me away with his (mostly) sweet words and wit - I hope you enjoy as much as I did.

And without further ado - please meet my future Mr.!

When Melissa asked me to write this blog detailing what wedding planning was like for me, I was shocked. I had no idea we were engaged. So I jumped in my car and headed to Kay's. As fate would have it, somehow it turns out that I bought an engagement ring, not a promise ring. And to think, I give Melissa grief when things go over her head.

But I digress, all kidding aside the planning has actually been pretty smooth for me. I'm very much a believer of the bride getting every little detail to be what she wants. I don't mean to make it sound like Melissa is spoiled by saying that (though she is) but that I think the day should be exactly what she wants. I want this and I'm excited for it as well but while it is very much our day, I want it to be HER day. I want it to be everything she ever wanted.

I have to say though, I'm pretty amazed at how smoothly things are actually going. I hope that's a testament to both how well we work together, and just our incredible luck so far. The venue was not a difficult process, and one of the first things we accomplished. While we really hit a dud on our search, Mustard Seed was found pretty early on and I think we were both 100% sold after our initial visit. It's a beautiful location, and the people that operate it are absolutely wonderful to deal with. The fact that we have a backup plan built in in case it rains is a huge relief as well, seeing as the big day will be in April in the lovely state of Indiana. For all I know, it will be snowing that day, so already knowing we can switch it from outdoors to indoors is a huge relief. We met with one officiant and were absolutely sold, she asked us all the right questions and just seemed to have a really good grasp on what we were going for, even in our very first meeting. I think Melissa was overly relieved also when she found out she could exchange as many emails as necessary, the girl loves her emails.

On to catering, the menu seems to have been the most discussed item on the agenda so far. Everything from type of food, whether or not to have alcohol, taking suggestions from people and trying new things, we did it all. We finally settled on A Cut Above, once again because of the excellent staff and flexibility. I'm a little embarrassed to say that we helped ourselves a little too much during the tasting, which I thought was a compliment. Turns out it isn't exactly proper etiquette to eat all of the food, but I'm not kidding when I say it's some of the best food I've had. They take a burger and turn it in to art, it's just fantastic.

There are a lot of little details I could get in to, but Melissa mostly handles those. I keep waiting for a Bridezillas moment to happen because let's face it, Melissa's a little OCD about some things. Aside from a few tiny similarities though, she's kept it together remarkably well. I think it's truly a testament to how well we work together and hopefully things will be just as smooth and perfect all the way up to the big day, and far beyond it.

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