April 6, 2016

Wedding Stuff: Charlie Chat

I'm not quite ready to get right in to the reception recaps of our wedding. I wanted to transition in some way, and was thinking what else I would share with you this week when an idea came to mind. Let's ask the man behind the blog some questions about this whole wedding thing.

If you missed the first time I did a chat with my husband you can catch up quick, and may even laugh. Charlie willingly answered some questions...but before we get started- some info:
My questions are in bold italics, Charlie's answers follow and my commentary, if any after the *asterisk.

What was your favorite part of wedding planning? Don't say all of it, that's not an option Charlie.
My favorite part of the process was probably the food tasting. I'm a fat kid in a fat kid's body so when I found out that I got to go to the Peak and have an Executive Chef make me like 40 meals, for free, I was all in. When the coordinator gave her $0.02. she mellowed my high a little, but like I always say, "You can't dull my sparkle."

*The food was realllll good, I'll agree with that statement. The planner did advise us not to have Caesar salad and we all know who won that discussion.

If you had to estimate, how many times did you want to run away...not elope, but literally run away during the wedding planning and my breakdowns?
If you don't mean elope, the answer drops to zero. I wanted to elope between 11 and 43,000 times. Every time somebody RSVP'd with hand-written +1s, or complaints that we weren't having microbrews or a bill came in, I was on Expedia looking for flights to Vegas. Through it all though, I just wanted you to have the wedding of your dreams.

*When we went to Vegas the spring before the wedding I can't tell you how many people asked if we were that would have been hilarious. The stress of it all does add up, I would plan it all over again without all that nonsense, but such is life.

Looking back, it was all great. Seriously, we pulled off the Best Day Ever. If you had to pick one best moment of our wedding day, what was it?
Is it cliche' to say everything? I loved waking up at the lake. I loved golfing with my boys. I loved rushing around for my last-minute fade. I loved getting ready with Ethan. I loved our First Touch. I loved our ceremony. I loved our family and friend's reactions to our surprises. I loved the pictures. I loved the reception. I guess if I had to pick one thing though, it was when you came around the corner. Seeing Gramps and your Pops with you, looking as beautiful as I've ever seen you, I knew that everything leading up to that moment had been worth it.

*No words, because I'm crying. See why I married him?!

That was the moment.

I know you love Wedding Wednesday on the blog. If you were a dude that read blogs (which you are)...what would you want to hear about when it comes to weddings?
I think the advice to go your own way is huge. You have to have that YOLO attitude. You aren't going to please everyone, no matter what, and at the end of the day, the bills are coming to you so make the day what you want it to be. Once people get that, the process is so much easier and you can focus on what's important.

I don't have any regrets about our wedding. Is there anything you would change about any of it?
I wish that we could have had the opportunity to go on a honeymoon right away. In the grand scheme of things, it was impossible, but I feel that we deserved to mentally reset after everything we put ourselves through.

Last but not least, it's what all the Grandma's's married life?
Like Charlie always says, "'Bout the same." It sounds terrible, but seriously, what's different? I notice people noticing my ring every now and then and I think our insurance went down $3 a month, but when you're the old married couple for over 7 years, things are pretty much the status quo, amirite?

* I say the same thing when people ask. I do love being able to call him my husband though, that may sound silly but it's true. This has been a long time coming & being married to an amazing man is a dream.

Thanks for hanging out today Charlie....until next time....

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