A lot of the time, Turtle and I really collaborated on this whole wedding thing. We take details and discuss them together and then figure out which one of us will be in charge of really carrying the whole thing out. Other times, it’s really one of us thinking that we’ll do just that and instead the conversation goes like this:
Me: Do you want to get ready separately so we can have a first look?
Me: “Sure”? That’s it?
The decision about which wine to use for 1. champagne toasts and 2. mimosa was definitely collaborative.
I’ve already talked about the awesomeness of our flowers, but have I raved enough about the rest of our vendors? Oh, yes, we loved all of them. Like whoa. Vendor of the day to rave about: our champagne providers – our local wine & beer shop. Our town was a dry town until just a few years ago, and we have one wine & beer store that we love (still no hard liquor for sale here). They have a free beer tasting every Friday and free wine tasting every Saturday, so we spend a bit of time there every week. When we asked about getting champagne from them, they offered us 20% off, and the opportunity to return whatever we didn’t use.
So we bought some samples and headed home to test them out.
I’m pretty sure that Miss Octopus referred to us as “elfin” at one point, and that should give you an idea of how well we can handle our liquor. So… things got pretty fun, pretty fast.
In the end, we agreed on which one we didn’t like, but her number 2 was my number 1, and my number 1 was her number 2… so we ended up buying half and half of both of what we liked! Interestingly, this was the same evening that we finally worked on our budget together… a few glasses of champagne made us both a little more willing to tackle the hard things. All in all, a success.
How did you and your partner figure out which decisions to make together? Did one of you tend to lead the way, and was that what you expected? Do you like I’m out of interesting things to say about marriage so instead you get pictures of us getting tipsy on ridiculously small amounts of wine?