My Dream Wedding

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Yesterday I had a conversation about napkins.
A ten minute conversation about napkins. The wedding coordinator lady say, "well, which napkin is most you?"

You know, I've never really thought about it before. What kind of napkin am I? What kind napkin are you? That question has so many layers.

I like to think I'm a fun napkin. I wish I was cloth, but I'm probably paper. Maybe I'm one of those cute napkins with flip flops and a beach bucket that says something silly like "Son of a Beach." I'm probably sold at Tj Maxx because I couldn't hack it somewhere else. Or maybe I'm just covered in dogs. I don't know.

I DON'T KNOW. There's so much I don't know (or care about) when it comes to wedding planning.

So then the wedding lady said, "Tell me about your dream wedding, what have you always wanted to have? Things you've thought about since you were a little girl."

Up until the last three months, I've never really thought about a wedding. I've never dreamed about a wedding. It just wasn't my thing.

I guess that's not completely true. I've always dreamed about having a tent.

A trampoline tent to be correct.

A wedding reception that takes place on a huge trampoline covered by a tent. How fun would that be? I had a trampoline tent for a brief time in the summer of 1998 and it was the best summer of my life. Sadly my cat tore the tent to pieces with his sharp teeth, but man it was fun while it lasted.

No matter who we've talked to while we've been checking stuff out here in Steamboat, Colorado, I've had two important questions.

"What kind of late night food do you offer? And are dogs allowed?"

I have my priorities. They must have a good menu of eats to bring around at 10 p.m. and Harlow has to be included in my wedding. He's family! He is my maid of honor and Chris's best man. It's just the way it is.

Time to head out into the wedding jungle again. Wish me luck. This dream wedding is going to happen one way or another.

31 comments:

  1. "I would probably be sold at TJ Maxx bc I couldn't hack it anywhere else!" - cracking me up! We are having a portion of our cocktail hour food not being served, and then they are bringing it out with mini sliders too around 10:30! And yes....dogs have to be allowed! You can't get married without Harlow! I mean he is giving you away right ;)

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  2. Sometimes wedding planning can be ridiculous. Seriously, go with the cheapest napkins they offer. The late-night snack is way more important! I vividly remember what a lifesaver that 10 pm pizza has been at weddings I've been to, so that's what I'm focusing my energy on! As long as you have good food, drinks and music, you're good to go.

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  3. Oh wow, what a deep question. What kind of napkin are you? Things I've never thought about before.

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  4. I like your priorities! And the fact that you could care less about things like napkin type--of all things to care about (i.e., Harlow!!) Beware b/c napkins entail napkin rings and those must be an even bigger deal :O!!!
    Hahaha, oh, wedding planning these days..

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  5. I feel like you would be a fun folded like an animal napkin.

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  6. LOL what kind of napkin are you, what a deep question! I love the idea of a trampoline tent at a wedding, sounds epic!

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  7. I was the same way. I never dreamed of my wedding as a little girl! I say keep those things important to ya at the top of the list and the rest…just make a decision or let your mom or wedding planner! Because at the end of the day no one remembers the plates, or the napkins, or the silverware! small details! Wedding planner was the best thing I ever did. She picked up on the parts where I was just like whatever I don't care. Whatever works and goes with the wedding lol

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    1. Yes to all of this! Make the decisions you care about and those that you truly don't care about, give to someone you trust. Just oversee it so that it is what you want at the end of the day. (That wasn't me. I cared about every single detail. #TypeA. My cousin doesn't care about anything except her dress and shoes. Our wedding coordinator - we had/have the same one - is good at dealing with both of us :) )

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  8. Hahah wedding planning truly sounds like it will drive you mad!

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  9. i felt the same way as i never really spent much time dreaming of my perfect wedding day. a lot of my wedding planning consisted of "what's cheap and doesn't look like shit?" boom. done.

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  10. I remember when my sister got married... everything was completely overwhelming. Some of it just seems silly. Just do what you want, that's what is really important.

    Sarah
    Midwest Darling

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  11. Having my dog in the wedding was the most important thing to me too! He was our ring-bearer. And we also had pizza delivery at the end of the night, so I get where you are coming from with your priorities! Wedding planning can be cray cray...but in the end you get to throw a big party with your favorite people (and end up becoming a wife!)

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  12. I had a full on drag out fight with my mom over white invites. this white or THIS white. who cares. Just remember that at the end of the day you'll be married. that's all that really matters.

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  13. What kind of napkin are you? Best thing I've read before lunch today! xoxo, ganeeban

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  14. Hahah! Oh yes, the dog MUST be there! My dog was my Dog of Honor and my husband's dog was the Best Dog. It's even written in our programs like that. It's a necessity. :)

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  15. When I was in high school we performed Beauty and The Beast, and I got cast as a napkin (also a barmaid that fawned over Gaston, but for this story we're focusing on the napkin role). I was pretty excited about it because in my head, I imagined all of the napkins from the "Be Our Guest" scene, with their twirly skirts and cinched waists, dancing around the table with the forks. In reality, our costumes looked more like Bounty paper towel roll rather than the flowy napkins I had imagined and it was not cute or flowy in any way. I wish I had a picture.

    This obviously had nothing to do with wedding planning but of course when you asked what kind of napkin I am, this is the first thing that came to mind. When it came to the napkins for our wedding we bought them in bulk from Sams.

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  16. I love your wedding planning attitude. And I definitely think you would be a napkin covered in dogs but a cute one and 100% made of cloth!

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  17. I love that you said you would be sold at TJ Maxx--that is the best place to get party napkins!! Also, late night food is so clutch...I really needed it at our wedding, and we didn't have any :( even sadder was that the taco bell in town had burned down and they hadn't built a new one. I had to go to bed on my wedding night without fourth meal--talk about a wedding dream ruined!!

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  18. I bet Plato, Socrates, and Aristotle sat around asking people "What kind of napkin are you?" That is some deep philosophical stuff right there.

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  19. A trampoline tent...............have never heard of such a thing, as for what type of napkin am I well I would be a cloth one that is used over and over and washed till it starts to fall apart, because that is me I am used over and over and washed till I am falling apart

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  20. What kind of napkin are you? Sound like one of those buzzfeed quizzes.

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  21. Don't feel odd, late-night food and puppies would definitely be involved in my dream wedding. It sounds like you think how every bridge should, "I just want to get married." Your fiancé is a lucky, lucky man.

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  22. I'm going through the same crap right now. I never had thoughts about wedding junk until 5 months ago, when my fiance proposed. Then it was all like, Katie BAR THE DOOR! Everyone except me is having thoughts about wedding stuff. I just want to get the damn thing over with. I wish we had eloped.

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  23. I'm pretty sure if someone asked me which napkin is most me, I'd choke with laughter. I'm cough-41-cough. I've been married before. I never dreamed about a perfect wedding. What ended up being perfect for me is my guy and I getting married at the registry office, then gathering a group of around 30-40 at a pub on a Sunday afternoon. That worked for me. I truly hope you find everything that works for you! I think that's what makes a perfect wedding.

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  24. If my wedding napkins say anything about me, it's that I'm cheap & not very durable. I mean, the meal napkins were set out by the reception hall people but we used napkins for the cake & I bought them at Dollar Tree. They had hearts on them but you could wipe your face or hands once & would need a new one. Oops! Oh well. Tee hee!

    Mandie ~ http://badbrewpack.blogspot.com/

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  25. I honestly think if someone asked me what napkin I was I'd make a really sarcastic comment only to realize they were being serious. At that moment I'd probably cancel the wedding and elope out of ridiculousness.

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  26. Eugh tell me about it! I never dreamed of a wedding either and have had to come up with an eleborate plan of hiding this from my fiance's family so as not to upset them. C'est la vie

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  27. This is totally ridiculous, but I look back and think "I wish I would have done customized cocktail napkins". I know that sounds f*cking unreal, but these are the thoughts I have. I might be drunk, so I should probably stop commenting and reading blogs right now, but I felt compelled to tell you this. When I think back on my wedding, I also wish I would have stopped dancing to eat cake, bought and worn more comfortable shoes and picked a month that was not so damn hot.

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  28. I had my complete dream wedding all planned out since I was a little girl, but once I fell in love with my husband, it all went out the door and we eloped. No friends, no family, no big white dress, or flowers, or fancy food. Those things became so insignificant and I don't regret it one bit :)

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