The future in-laws have done it again… they’re getting me a horse and buggy to carry me to and from the ceremony!
When I found out, I was initially thrilled! But then I started thinking that it may be a bit unnecessary. I mean, I could just ride the trolley there and back, right? Why spend extra money when we don’t need to? We’re trying to cut back on frivolous items, not tack them on!
I voiced these concerns to Mr. Lab and his sister, but they weren’t having it. Mr. Lab is a very traditional, Southern-raised lad and I’ve come to realize that like me, he has a few “expectations” of his wedding and future bride.* One of them is the romantic view of his soon-to-be wife riding up in a horse-drawn carriage moments before exchanging vows. He was sold on the idea the moment he heard plans of it. And he’s not budging. Because he rarely requests anything wedding-wise, I’ve decided to let him have this one. Apparently being a buggy bride is no frivolous thing in Mr. Lab’s book!
So for an extra $175, I will be chauffeured in one of these beauties:
The carriage is imported from Austria and decorated for weddings. I actually like the dark colors as opposed to an all-white buggy. They even have the driver dressed to the nines!
My little brother and I will ride together to the ceremony and then Mr. Lab and I will ride away together as husband and wife. I have to admit, riding in the carriage will make me feel like a princess in a fairy tale, so I’m not particularly upset with Mr. Lab’s decision to put his foot down on this. 😉
And don’t worry, we’re still going to get all the great photo ops on the trolley, even though we won’t be riding on it for the actual ceremony procession. 🙂
*Mr. Lab and I are currently in negotiations over many of his “traditional” views of a wedding. More on this in a post coming soon!