Okay, we made some decisions today.
We are going to write and recite our own vows (but we won't share them until the day of course) and we will be exchanging rings - whether we get mine resized or get a new one hasn't been decided yet.
We will give an open invitation to our church, friends and family for the ceremony and then add a separate invitation to a small dinner to those from out of town and close family and friends.
A photographer friend (who I make the hats for) will take pictures (and I will make sure she gets some of the food just for you all!)
It will be on August 2nd or 23rd, depending on the availability of my best friend and our Pastor.
We will hold everything at our church because it is convenient, I have catered many weddings there, and it is wheelchair accessible for TB's best friend who is a quadriplegic. We were thinking of the dinner at our common room here which is really nice, but not accessible.
For the dinner I am thinking of a classic Roast Beef with yorkshire pudding, au jus, roasted or mashed potatoes, vegetables and salad. It is easy to make gluten free and tasty for everyone. A friend has an awesome rub for the roast that I know he will make for us (he just won't give it to me). We may add some salmon to that as well. This isn't official, just a first run at it. Anyone got any thoughts on it? It will only be for about 20 - 30 people.
TB and I ran the sound booth at our church for many years. We helped design the "new" booth (about 10 years ago) and if you couldn't find us we were probably there. Since we are not having attendants, and are going to walk down the aisle together, we decided that he will come down out of the booth which is at the back on one side of the room and I will come from the foyer on the other side, meeting in the middle. Since we are still known as the "Beiers in the Booth" I think many people will get a kick out of it.
Wow, this is really happening. We also talked about wording for invitations and I guess the guest list is the next item! I wish I could invite all of you!