This weekend we met with and decided on our wedding officiate. It is so ridiculously exciting to check things off our to-do list! This week’s Music Monday is in honor of the latest task we’ve accomplished. This is the quintessential marriage song, “Chapel of Love” by the Dixie Cups. We’re not getting married in a chapel but the point is WE’RE GETTING MARRIED! I know that there is TONS more to do but as each decision gets made it seems like my mental image of our wedding day begins to get a little less fuzzy.
The ceremony is the most important part of the day but until Sunday morning when we were walking to meet our officiate candidate we had never really discussed what we wanted to include. Would we include prayers, bible verses, a unity ceremony? Would we prefer traditional vows where we repeat after the officiate, or just say, “I Do” or would we like to do our own vows? So many things that we’d never even thought about until those 30 minutes before we would be bombarded with these questions. The good thing is we have plenty of time to really decide what we want and don’t want. We’re excited about our choice, Donna Deen of Two Oaks Weddings. She was so easy-going and eager to meet all our expectations and demands for the ceremony. Not only that but she was well within our price range and had great backup plans. (I’m positive that as many things as possible will try to fall through on our wedding day, it’s just my luck. I’ve been checking and double checking that anyone we sign a contract with has an acceptable contingency plan for any unexpected occurrences.) As we walked home following our meeting I kept humming this song to myself.