Wednesday, May 11, 2011

May 11, 2011 progress report

I'm a little shocked to find that March and April have passed without me making any meaningful contributions to our wedding. Fortunately I'm engaged to an incredible woman who not only found the time to defend her Ph.D thesis in April, but also traveled to California to hammer out those pesky details that seem to transform weddings from joyous gatherings to some sort of family bloodsport.
Our remaining hurdles involve finalizing the rehearsal dinner, figuring out what type of suit I need to wear and finding a band or DJ. Until now I've managed to avoid making choices about the wedding by answering questions in a smart-ass way. I'm rather surprised Christine hasn't smacked me for saying that I want sequined chaps instead of a suit or that I really want a death metal DJ. I guess these types answers will have a sabbatical until our honeymoon.
I've spent some time thinking about songs for our first dance, as well as father/daughter and mother/son dances. Christine and I each have our candidate songs, but we'd love to see others' thoughts.
That's all I've got worth writing about. Hope to see you this October.


  1. I danced with my dad to Isn't She Lovely by Stevie Wonder and openly sobbed every time I heard it come on after that for about a year. No matter what you pick, it will become very special to you.
    When Brad first suggested we dance to Rascall Flatts' Bless the Broken Road I thought he was joking because he always sang it super twangy. Turns out, it's the most perfect song I could have ever imagined dancing our first dance to.
    I can't wait to see what you guys pick! I think Christine and her Dad should do the Thriller dance.

  2. I agree with BFF that Crust and her dad should do the thriller dance.

    Me and my dad danced to Sweet Caroline and you're welcome to use that one.