Yep. O and I are going to tie the knot. Or trying to.
Sometimes we're so gung-ho and I think we have 5 or 6 guests lists floating around, contacts for photographers and endless ideas. Other times we feel like scrapping the whole thing and spending the same money on an epic trip somewhere instead. But in the end, we do want to have the families celebrate with us and have a great time. Just when and where and how and what and and and!
We're pretty good on the cultural level as far as getting this done. We do have a few snafus regarding Turkish etiquette with guests. Which means that there simply is none. I want everyone to RSVP if we're going to pay good money to feed them they better flippin' show up. Here, guest lists are willy-nilly. 400-1,000 people are invited, such as the father-in-laws-co-workers-2nd cousin-from 35yrs ago and his family. Some show, but most weddings I see tons of empty tables.
And everyone from O's office MUST come. Even the people who's names he doesn't know. "IT Guy" and "Chick from Payroll" don't need seats. Sorry, but we have a limit of how many can fit. I get there is an office culture he should follow and I don't want to insult anyone, but I'm not concerned with "Red Tie Man from 14th floor".
So, after 3 years and 11 months we're making this thing official. The neighborhood already thinks we're married since it made getting an apartment 2 years ago so much easier.
I'll be writing about the progress, if there is any and how its all going down. I'll probably kvetch a lot! This is a whole new adventure for the both of us and I hope we don't kill each other before May next year.
Here is a word Turkish word for you: Gelinzilla. "Gelin" is bride in Turkish, "zilla" is obviously from Godzilla, same idea as Bridezilla, but Turkish. O is going to rue the day he uses that on me.