they pay to kiss your feet

since there's no one else around, we let our hair grow long and forget all we used to know. then our skin gets thicker from living out in the snow.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010


so we've been thinking. about the party. the cake. the event space rental fee. picking the right caterer. paying for the caterer. the music. the dance floor. the passed appetizers and the red and white wine at the bar. the lighting. decorations. flowers. candles. and tables and chairs. the invitations and postage stamps and the wedding website. and with all of this thinking and exploring of options and costs and budget and guest list and perfect location and day and season we've decided to decide against it.

and instead, we're having an intimate ceremony. i'm still wearing my blue shoes. but no party. no reception. none of that.

but we are planning an amazing honeymoon.

see, i've had a reception. and it was beautiful. and expensive. and, i realized, when money is tight (and it is) and when i don't have a full-time job (which i don't) doing without the expense of a reception is the way. to. go.

now breathing a huge sigh of relief.


  • At 12:39 PM, Blogger Denita said…

    I believe that is a smart way to go. Congrats on making that probably slightly difficult decision. Blue shoes are quite frequently a nice touch to life.

  • At 12:43 PM, Blogger Erin said…

    Good for you!
    And remember, when things change later (financially) you can have a party any time - for any reason you want!

  • At 2:10 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    In the words of my grandpa who was married to my grandma for 75 yrs before she passed...."having a big wedding don't tie the knot no tighter!" At the end of the day you're still gonna be married to your best friend...big expensive wedding/reception or not. Congrats!

  • At 2:11 PM, Anonymous Sarah St. said…

    Can we still buy you presents?

  • At 3:16 PM, Blogger Pensive Girl said…

    now why would you buy someone a present if they didn't have a big wedding/reception? :)

    i wouldn't reject a present. but i'm definitely not expecting them.

  • At 3:30 PM, Blogger May said…

    sounds like a good plan :)

  • At 7:42 PM, Anonymous PlazaJen said…

    We should just all go out to dinner & everyone pays for themselves. But I just want to go and do that anyway. ;)
    I think skipping it all is the stressless way to go!


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