Thursday, November 4, 2010

Choosing a Wedding

Deciding to get married does not necessarily mean having a big party with guests, food, dancing, fancy dresses, a wedding party etc. The Cheetahs endorse weddings of all kinds from big traditional ballroom weddings to private island elopements to backyard barbeques.

Mr. Cheetah and I discussed having many different types of weddings; going to the courthouse (perhaps the Santa Barbara courthouse), a destination wedding (renting a large house in some dreamy locale for immediate family and very close friends), to an all inclusive big wedding (250ish guests in a modern loft), to what we ultimately chose: a semi-intimate, semi-destination wedding for about 130 guests with many of the standard trimmings (dinner, dancing, wedding party, toasts…). It’s perfect for us, but it was important to us to go over all the options, especially since weddings ain’t free and we wanted to consider other people’s hopes and expectations (like our parents).

So, why did we choose to have a big ol’ wedding?

  • We are blessed with family & friends who want to be there and watch us be wed—and party afterwards.
  • Tying the knot is a big deal to us and we want to celebrate it in a big way.
  • I can’t imagine not having our families there with us—and my family is kind of big.
  • This is likely the only chance we’ll have to have a big party with all (most) of our nearest and dearest from all over the world.
  • I love weddings. I love the dresses, the flowers, all the little details, the photos (ah, the photos!). I even love wedding/party planning.
  • It’s going to be crazy fun.

What kind of wedding did you choose? Was it a hard decision?

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