Wedding of a lifetime

May 13, 2010 · 28 comments

So most of you know I’m getting married to this sexy little chica I know. Her name is Girl Ninja. She’s my BFF and I’m pretty stoked I tricked her in to marrying me (click here for the story). The big day is now less than 3 months away so I thought I would give you all a little insight in to the wedding process… from a dude’s perspective.

Unlike Girl Ninja, I never really thought about my wedding day. I never cared about my wedding colors. Where I’d be married. What our centerpieces would look like. Or even who I would have in my wedding party. When it came to my wedding day I only dreamed about two things: 1) That my wife would be hot and 2) That my wife would be hot. Lucky for me, both of those wishes will come true :)

Now that we are only a couple months out from Operation Marriage-4-Life, most of “the big stuff” has been planned and let me tell you all something. GETTING MARRIED IS CRAZY EXPENSIVE. Or at least in our case it is. I know many of you PF bloggers are having very modest weddings and I think that’s totally radical, but Girl Ninja’s parents gifted us a huge sum of money and had one requirement: We HAD to spend it on the wedding because that’s what they saved it for.

I asked GN if I could share our wedding budget with you, but she wasn’t super comfortable with that idea (she still thinks this blogging thing is kind of creepy). Although I can’t say what our “wedding” budget is, I got permission to give you the total cost of our marriage (wedding, rehearsal, honeymoon, rings, gifts, etc) and lets just say the number is SHOCKING. Are you ready for this? I don’t think you are. The total cost of this entire marital process is going to be a little more than…. drumroll please…. is the anticipation mounting?…. I hope so…

Did you just poop your pants a little? I do everytime I think about it. Praise the Lord a hefty chunk of this cost is subsidized by the in-laws. I know one thing is for sure. If GN and I were paying the way, that $50,000 would be more like $5,000 or maybe even $50 (Vegas anyone?).

I’m sure I’ll post more of the specifics about our wedding as it approaches, but being that I am a dude, I’m not really good at sharing the “cute” details. I can tell you our wedding colors are navy and champagne. We have lanterns with candles in them as our centerpieces. We plan to have 250 guests in attendance. And I’ve heard through the grape-vine, Girl Ninja looks smokin’ in her wedding dress (she wont let me see it).

I think with enough bullying from you female commenters, GN could be pressured in to writing a guest post about those smaller details . The only thing I pay attention to when it comes to “the big day” is the cost. She’s the one to talk with about what kind of napkin holders we are going to have :)

p.s. here are a few snapshots of our wedding venue…

Oh and here was our save the date I made in photoshop…

Okay, now proceed to bullying girl ninja below…