It's pretty safe to say that after the initial rush of plan-making and bookings, I fell off the wedding train completely. It's not that I'm not excited about it, but it's difficult to really get a sense of what the actual day will be like without being there, even though I've been to both venues hundreds of times.

Choosing to have our wedding in Victoria was not an easy decision. We knew that we had to make a decision on either Victoria or Ottawa quickly (the rock was never an option - as beautiful as it is, it is just far too expensive), given that one way or another, a fairly significant portion of the guest list would be getting on a plane. Ultimately, fewer people would be getting on a plane from Ottawa than would be from Victoria, and my grandparents probably wouldn't be able to fly at all...thus, the decision was made. That being said, we was pretty thrilled at the response we got from our Ottawa/out-of-town contingent once we told them. Who knew that Victoria was such a hot destination? Everyone seems really excited to go, and we're really looking forward to have them there.

Being so incredibly geographically challenged, we are almost as excited about having our Ottawa and Victoria families and friends under one roof as we are for the actual getting married part. That will be a HUGE treat for us. At the end of the day, as much as it would have been cool to have had a barefoot ceremony on some random Mexican beach with a mariachi and a margarita or two, having our friends and family with us is such a huge part of what will make the whole thing special for us and now that the plans are set in stone, we really can't wait for it.

After a couple of months of no wedding plans having been made whatsoever, we're trying to get back on the planning train. I have to admit, I feel a little lost when I'm thumbing through wedding magazines and looking at wedding planning websites. The amount of information is totally overwhelming...and with me being perhaps the most indecisive person on the planet...well, Kurt has a lot of decisions to make. We've done all of the big stuff - booked venues, named our wedding party (possibly the best-looking wedding party of all time - we had our photos to consider...haha), we know what our colors will be and I *think* I booked our photographer this morning. But all that little fiddly stuff...yikes. I'm not ready for that yet, but I'm full on determined not to lose my mind over centrepieces or wedding favors or who so-and-so does or doesn't want to sit next to.

In just a few weeks from today, we'll be on a plane headed for the wedding of our good friends, Teresa and Evans. The excitement of being on dry land aside, we can't wait for this wedding. Teresa is probably the ultimate bride and has been preparing for this day with an impressive selection of wedding magazines pretty much since I met her. Right up until I left Ottawa, we'd get together on Monday nights for The Hills, junk food and wedding magazines. Her wedding will be just the kick in the ass I need to get back into our wedding planning...or as much of it as we can actually do from here.


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