The big news around here today is wedding-related: through some combination of dawning realization and/or nagging by some of Fiance S.'s relations, Fiancee S.'s father has agreed to increase the budget for our wedding. This elicits a great sigh of relief from Fiancee S. and myself. As solid estimates of costs began to appear for many of the 'basics' of the event (reception catering, photography, transportation), we rapidly became aware of the fact that we would either
- have to trim the guest list of about 60 people who seemed certain to show up, or
- increase the budget.
So, in the words of our oh-so-eloquent President, we "made the pie higher."
Today is full of wedding-related business. I get to skip out of work early this afternoon as we are having a "tasting" for our wedding reception.
I just wrote the photographer we want to use to get a final confirmation on prices and costs. We will also be visiting a vintage jewelry store to begin the wedding band shopping process.
Life always seems to have a way of filling up time. At one point, dating takes up a lot of time. At another, the planning of wedding takes a lot of effort. Children often arrive after that and need time and attention. Through it all, paid employment beckons.
Should life be more simple than that?
Somehow, I think not.
on 2003-10-29 at 12:38 p.m.
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