A Grand Affair

I’ve had a lot of people comment on me having a “big wedding” but it never quite seemed that way to me.  We’ll probably have about 150 people that seems about average to me.  I’m not going over-the-top with anything, not a lot of little details (my plan at least).

I suppose to a lot of people I seem like the type to have a small/intimate wedding or elope and you would be right.  I’d always wanted to elope because I’ve never been a fan of weddings, they always seem to be over-the-top in so many ways.

A while ago when I told my mom I would elope if I ever married she asked me if she could still throw me a party and I said “yeah, sure” but now it seems to me if we’re going to have this enormous party we might as well just do the ceremony (non-religious) right before it :dunno:

The real big thing is that my mother’s family lives in Oklahoma/Arkansas and this is the only way they’ll really be able to get up here to visit with all the kids (7 in total).  So really it’s more like a big reunion and probably the only chance all our family and his will get together.

I just hope I don’t lose my mind planning it, I lose it really easily these days :twitchy:


  1. Joefish

    March 1, 2007 at 2:11 pm

    We’re going exactly the opposite direction: as small as possible.

  2. Robin

    March 1, 2007 at 2:18 pm

    Joefish – You’re getting married? :eyebrow:

  3. Joefish

    March 1, 2007 at 2:36 pm

    Yup. May 26th. DB and I have been engaged for about a year.

  4. Robin

    March 1, 2007 at 2:37 pm

    I had NO idea…Congratulations :martini:

  5. Maureen

    March 5, 2007 at 12:47 pm

    Y’know – DH & I wanted to get married on our company’s float in the July 4th parade, then have our reception at Chuck E Cheese. 😀

    Our company ended up not having a float in that parade. And, my mom talked me out of Chuck E Cheese in the same way your mom is – “Can I have a regular party, too?” We did keep it informal, though – Open house at my mom’s – on her back porch – with KFC & potluck side dishes.

    Do what makes you feel good, which includes making your family comfortable and happy, too.

  6. Robin

    March 5, 2007 at 12:50 pm

    Oh I am, trust me. So far I’m very excited about it all. Yours sounds like a fun wedding to be at.

  7. Anita

    March 6, 2007 at 11:32 pm

    150 is pretty large. At my wedding we had 175, and I don’t think I knew half of them. Tons of fun though. We had an afterparty just with young close friends (~40), which made the whole affair much more fun).

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