So my fiance and I have been together for abour 5 years now and we finally are actually starting to plan
the silly thing. The pair of us are both pretty down-to-earth folks and we've gone as a couple to more than a dozen weddings over the years and we have come to a pretty good agreement on one thing.
Wedding ceremonies are boring.
It doesn't matter how pretty the bride is or how awesome the themed wedding was pulled off the actual ceremony is only interesting to the immediately family (and even though I bet half the glassy-eyed men are really just counting the seconds until the reception dinner)
So my fiance and I have decided to go a pretty non-traditional route.
We're going to "elope" to Las Vegas. Is it still eloping if you plan it a year in advance?
We're planning on flying out for our next year's anniversary and get married by Elvis. As we leave town we are going to drop into the mailbox a ton of post cards to our close friends and family announcing that by the time they read that letter we'll be hitched--and give them a date/time for the wedding celebration.
When we return from our 2-week Las Vegas wedding/honeymoon I want to have a wedding reception--an after-the-fact party to celebrate our union and boast our new marital status. Plus--the reception is always the part of weddings I really enjoy.