Yeah you read correctly. Sort of.
Mona and I are talking about getting married. We’re not even engaged yet but she does tend to run with ideas. We’ve looked at rings and I’m saving up. And we’re also talking about how a wedding would work logististically: how are we paying for it, venue, time of year, day of the week and, of course, how many people we’d invite.
And that’s where I get into trouble. I have like 54 family members I have to invite- parents, siblings, in laws, nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins.
Then I have my friends with their spouses/girlfriend/boyfriend/guests. And that’s another 34 people.
So a grand total of 88 for me alone. Honestly these are people I really should invite. Cutting anyone would be hard. Over the years I’ve just accumulated lots of different people and I stay in contact with them.
To manage the price we’d love to keep it to 100. Mona has less people to invite than I do… but more than 12.
I’d honestly consider a “family only” mandate for my side, but that would SUUUUUUUUUUUUUCK.
Yes, we’re looking into ways to keep the budget down- unique venue, no flowers, maybe an elongated cocktail hour-style party, no dinner, maybe a destination wedding… (sigh) or maybe just elope.
Ugh, this is frustrating.
Or maybe I should bring in just a shitload of money. That would solve all of these problems.
(Yes, I know many of my blog readers aren’t Mona fans from things I’ve written over the years. We’ve had more arguments than I haven’t written about too, all couples fight. But we’ve also had a lot of progress, great times and movement towards a long term situation. No, I haven’t met the kids yet. Call me crazy but that doesn’t bother me as much as it bothers some blog readers.)