Please tell me I am not the only bride who is constantly thinking about this topic. Love! Of course this applies to Mr. Squirrel, but that’s not what I’m talking about here. I daydream about brand spankin’ new love. Love at first sight/conversation.
What the heck am I talking about?
Not just the love we have for our friends and family in the wedding, but I am banking on some serious relationships forming. We both have nine people in our wedding parties. Some of these people are in committed relationships but many are single and ready to mingle! A lot of them have established their careers, “played the field” over the years, and now are at the point where they are ready to settle down.
Mr. Squirrel’s friends and brothers have never met any of my friends or sisters. Ah, I can’t wait!!! I know it is completely naive to think everyone will hit it off, but I like to be the optimist. I literally create diagrams where I pair people up. And yes, Mr. Squirrel helps.
This is my favorite version:
Don’t worry, one of my good friends who will be a guest at the wedding will be a perfect match for the Old Roommate.
I’m currently in the process of finalizing wording for the wedding invitations and wanted to highlight some language we’ll be using that may seem atypical (or are pointed out as wedding invite etiquette no-nos). Despite what the etiquette rules say about guests magically knowing who’s invited by the specific names included on the outer/inner envelope, I’ve heard (and seen) time and time again the ultimate guest faux pas of assuming they can bring other people. I think the heart of the matter is that 1) many weddings do generally include a plus-one, but we’re trying to have an intimate gathering where we know every person who will be celebrating with us and 2) unless they’ve planned a wedding, most guests really and truly do not understand just how expensive weddings are—and that bringing additional guests is directly related to increasing the overall cost.
Image via It’s a Bride’s Life