As you know by now, I’m starting to plan a wedding. And with that, there comes certain expectations. For example, I not only have to rent a hall (which is going to be finalized this week hopefully), but now I’ll have to consider renting dishes, glasses, tablecloths, and cutlery. That’s right. I’ve already scouted out prices on renting cloth napkins.
All of this seems a little ridiculous to me, so my fiance and I are focusing on identifying everything we want, and more importantly don’t want on our wedding day. For example, we want color, but we don’t want cost, so we’re going to be making all of our flowers out of tissue paper:
We want our closest friends and family to be there to give witness to the promise we’ve already made to each other: that we’re sticking it out, through good times and bad, until death do us part. We want to get married, and then we want to party. Maybe we’ll snap some photos in between those two main events, but those are less essential than marrying and partying.
So, as I progress through planning, I’ll be focusing on the essentials. I’ll cut up my own fabric to make napkins (seriously, 55 cents to rent a cloth napkin for a day?) and I’ll spend time with my fiance discussing our future.
For me, planning a minimal wedding means focusing on what the day means and not the circumference of tablecloths and the freshness of the bouquets. A minimal wedding means focusing most of my energy on the person I’ve chosen to spend the rest of my life with.
What were/are/will be your wedding essentials?