Mar 19, 201212:45 PMMy Wedding Story
The Journey From Engagement To The Aisle
Save the Date!
For me, choosing a date has been, hands down, the most difficult wedding planning task so far. We’re 34, we’ve been together a year and nine months, and we’re ready to get on with life. So, we decided on a fall wedding — this fall — seven months from now. You may have heard you need at least a year to plan. Well, I am confident I could plan a wedding in about seven weeks if necessary. It’s not the planning that’s so difficult, it’s the scheduling.
The day after Aaron proposed, I was ready to get planning. I checked out the calendar at work and got a little concerned. Pretty much every weekend already had a red-letter event, however, Oct. 20 looked quite promising. I took my calendar home, eager to share it with Aaron so he could see for himself that Oct. 20 was destined to be our day.
I mentioned at dinner I wanted to look at the calendar with him. He calmly replied he didn’t want to look at the calendar tonight. And, I imagined another bride booking our community’s coveted reception hall while we twiddled our thumbs. I wasn’t too concerned, though. Aaron is generally a reasonable person, so I was confident that once I explained why I was so anxious to decide on a date he would understand. To my surprise and dismay, though, he maintained his determination not to look at the calendar!
So, I started talking about dates. And, he joined in. I explained why Oct. 20 looked so promising. As it turned out, he didn’t have a problem with discussing a date — it was just looking at the calendar that he had an aversion to.
And so it was decided … Oct. 20 would be our day. I called the community center the next morning and held my breath while the calendar was checked: The civic center was already booked. Now what?!