Ever since the magical engagement on Thanksgiving day, it seems that every conversation with any of our friends begins with the same question, and ultimately the same response. No, we have not chosen a date yet. We have, however, narrowed it down considerably. We would like to have a year to plan our wedding so that we are not rushed and do not look over important details in the planning process. We would not like to be engaged for much longer than a year because we’ve been dating for over 5 years now and before our conversations opened with “Have you picked a date?” they began with, “Will you all just hurry up and get married?” I hope that we can avoid sliding back to that. We have, in fact, narrowed our choices down to 5 dates to choose from, each with their own merits. We have discovered in this process that Caitlan’s decidophobia and my commitmentphobia make for very long staring matches in our apartments. That is why we have decided to leave the choice to you! That’s right, you, the faithful KyleandCaitlan.com blog reader, our wedding guests. Please carefully consider the date that would work best for you, vote for it, and let us know why in the comments. It would make life here much easier as Caitlan and I sit in silence for hours. And now, the dates:
December 12, 2009: This seems to be the earliest reasonable date. It gives us plenty of time to prepare for the wedding and is not situated so close to Christmas that we would interfere with our guest’s plans with family. It should not be forgotten that on this date in 1787 Pennsylvania became the second state to ratify the Constitution of the United States of America.
December 31, 2009: A New Year’s Eve Wedding! The wedding would be on a Thursday at 7:00 P.M. and our guests would be invited to celebrate the coming new year with us at our reception. Drinks, dancing, and the singing of Auld Lang Syne at midnight. You know you’ve always wanted to sing Auld Lang Syne at a party, this could be your chance.
January 1, 2010: Start your new year off right with our wedding! Hopefully you wouldn’t have to work and will have recovered fully from the party on the previous night before you witness us give our vows. To top it all off, our anniversary, 01/1/10, would be a palindrome!
January 2, 2010: This is really if we want to have a wedding around the new year, but wanted to be married on a Saturday. On this date in 1788 Georgia became the fourth state to ratify the Constitution, and they tried to leave the union shortly thereafter so that may not be a good idea.
January 9, 2010: For good measure, if December and New Years are bad times for most people this gets us deep enough into January for most of you to have no good reason not to come. It may be pushing our relationship into the “Will you all ever get married” phase, and that’s dangerous territory.