Sunday, January 9, 2011

The Big Announcement:

We're getting married in Santa Fe, NM.

...and it's time to get to work.

After a year of being engaged and lazily perusing wedding magazines and blogs, it's time to start planning this thing! A few months ago T and I started talking about our Big Washington Wedding (as it had somehow become), and we decided that wasn't really our style. We didn't want to spend our Big Day trying to say hi to each of our 250 guests, and we didn't want to spend the next few months worrying about valet parking and monogrammed napkins.

So, instead of having a Big Washington Wedding, we're having a small wedding (with just immediate family) in Santa Fe, NM. Why New Mexico? Well, while both of us are East Coasters by birth, we met while living in Santa Fe. Santa Fe will always be a special place for us because of that, and now, we'll have an even better excuse to return for a visit every year (I hope!).

But back to business: We've set a date, we have a church, and during our week vacation in Santa Fe over New Years, we planned a lot of this wedding. Over the next six months, I'm going to be using this blog less to collect inspiration (although there will be some of that), and more to organize our options and help T and me (and our families) make some decisions.

And, even on a small scale, there are a lot of decisions to be made. As always, I'd love to hear your input. It's tough to plan a DIY destination wedding, so any suggestions or comments would be greatly appreciated. I think it's going to be a lot of fun!

1 comment:

  1. Sounds super exciting!!! We are having a quasi-destination wedding too, since it's in Raleigh and we're from Delaware...but R's brother's family lives there and our friends are scattered in NC and the east coast/south. Good for you for deciding what YOU guys really wanted!!!