I Do or I Don't?
I’m continually amazed by all the decisions that go into planning a wedding, and as someone who gets anxious about deciding what to choose for dinner just for myself, I wasn’t thrilled about deciding what 150 of our friends and families will be eating for dinner. So, during the tasting for our reception dinner at the Marriott Key Bridge, I was thrilled to have questions such as, “How would you like the dinner napkins folded?”
My answer? “I don’t give a damn!”
Of course, I said it more politely than that at the tasting, but it felt great not to care, and to turn to Mr. Cathedral Heights and say, “Honey, you decide.”
Other decisions that occurred during the tasting included the color of the napkins and tablecloths, the fabric choice for napkins and tablecloths, charger or no charger, regular chair or fancy chair, and the particular courses. We made it through most of these questions pretty quickly—except for a brief moment where I thought the nicer chairs would make a big difference, but Mr. CH put a stop to that thinking by reminding me how much more we would have to spend and by asking what kind of chairs were at the last wedding we attended (I had no recollection whatsoever)—and we spent the rest of the time on food decisions.
The food decisions weren’t too tough either. The Key Bridge Marriott has a variety of hearty, American dishes, and only a few of them fit in our price range so it was relatively easy to pick our favorites. They also had more than one vegetarian option (yay!). Honestly, I just want the guests to have decent food that they can munch on and enjoy, that will balance the large amounts of alcohol some of them may consume. My favorite item we chose: Cheeseburger sliders as an appetizer. Mr. CH picked those!
We are fortunate that the wedding planner assigned to us at the Marriott—Nancy June—has a sense of humor and appears to be very thorough when it comes to event planning. Plus, she’s laid back, which counters my moments of anxiety. She and my future hubby poked fun at me for my lengthy, repetitive emails (hopefully my blogs don’t fall into that category). I got the sense that I send a lot more emails than most brides! Future hubby reassured me in the car on the way home that being detail oriented is a good thing and he likes that part of me, which made me feel a bit better about my Wedding OCD.
We left the tasting full of food and satisfied with our decisions. I won’t lose any sleep wondering whether the three-fold was the right choice for the napkins.