I know this is not supposed to be my thinking toward my upcoming wedding. Don't get me wrong: I could not be more excited that I get to spend the rest of my life with David. I just didn't really want to have to HAVE a WEDDING. See, when the plan was to get married on the beach in Maui, we envisioned it going something like this: wake up on Saturday morning, have some granola and fresh papaya juice, wait for the weather to be just right (not too hot, not too windy), throw on some shorts (David) and some sort of summery dress (me), get all our friends and family and run down to the beach and have a 3 minute ceremony and then, you know, we all sit around on the beach having some wine, watching the kids swim and play in the sand, until it was time to go back to somebody's rental house and throw some fresh fish on the grill. That's it.
But now that we're going to have an actual "wedding" in an actual location, we have to, you know, have places for people to sit. And something for them to eat. And maybe some pretty flowers. And maybe even music. Granted, it's going to be in a BARN. But still. People will have expectations, you know? When it was going to be in Maui, it was going to be...well, MAUI.
Neither of us really wanted a "wedding" type wedding, and yet we don't want to elope. Got any suggestions? Got any valium?