A few years ago, in DE
Jon and I are sprinting towards an early August wedding– for lots of reasons a long engagement just isn’t for us. When I realized that we’d be doing a courthouse wedding (weirdly, long before he even popped the question) I felt this great sense of relief. When Jon said he agreed and thought it was obvious we’d do that, I thought, “this is why I love with this man.” It isn’t that I dont want to shout from the rooftops how in love with him I am, it’s just that I’m much more interested in being in a marriage than in a wedding. So, the DC central courthouse it is! YAY!
Oh, right, even if you plan to elope there is still all this stuff you have to think about. Some of it emotional, some of it logistical, and some of it fun (announcements! dresses! photographs!). I’ve been so happy to find the blog A Practical Wedding– it’s such a fantastic website and I can’t sum it up better than their own “about” page:
It’s about balancing feminism with weddings and married life; about wrestling with the cultural dialogue surrounding weddings and marriages; and about figuring out how to be a bride and a wife on your own terms.
Plus, their whole section on “reclaiming wife” is the kind of thing that makes me wish the Internet had a “yes” button. Something I could just push to say, “this– all this” for pretty much every damn post. So instead of me just re-posting and linking to all the awesome, thought-provoking stuff over there, just stop by and read for yourself. Okay?