I may have lied…it’s not TECHNICALLY the first decision. I mean, it’s the first decision we’ve paid for, so that should count as the first decision, right?
True Confessions, hive: I’ve been planning this wedding for years. Mr. Palm Tree and I were together for almost eight years before we got engaged. I’ve had visions for forever. I used to joke that the engagement just meant I could move things into the execution stage, because almost everything was planned.
Because of this, decisions came kind of easy-ish to us. We were able to make decisions regarding our DJ and our photographer, but we didn’t “officially” book either of them immediately. We were really hoping that this particular venue came through, because we had found it and LOVED it, but didn’t want to start making decisions in case it didn’t come through and we had to adjust our date…spoiler alert: THE VENUE DID COME THROUGH!
When Mr. Palm Tree first proposed, we just tentatively agreed on May 25, 2013 as the date. We started dating in May all those years ago (May 27, 2004, to be exact) and figured we’d just keep it as close to the same date as possible. We could be flexible if needed, but wanted to just go with that and see what we could find. As far as venues went, we knew we wanted to get married in Pittsburgh—or as close to Pittsburgh as possible.