I am not that guy. I thought I’d be that guy, but I’m not. You know, the groom to be who just wants to show up and say, “I do.” Through this entire process, I’ve come to realize that this day is way too important to us for me to be that guy. Some guys may find being involved in the wedding planning process emasculating. Instead, I find it fulfilling. When Sheridan smiles as we ride down the freeway to visit a vendor for the wedding together, I realize that it is all very worth it. And in many ways it affirms me as a man. So to all you dudes out there who think that participating in wedding planning is for the birds, a bit of advice, brownie points are collected in bunches when you are interested in the process. On the real, a brother has collected enough to last for at least two years.[featured-image]
Today I wanted to share with you another highlight/lowlight of the planning process:
Location, Location, Location
One of our first questions: Where do we want to get married? Church, beach, Vegas ;), garden…Well, that’s easy enough. We’re both seminary students and actively involved in ministry. It had to be a church, hands down. Besides, my people back home are quite traditional (i.e. weddings take place in churches…period). Even with that in mind, Sheridan and I really wanted our ceremony to be more than that. In fact, I cringe at the idea of calling it a ceremony. We sat down one day and determined that we wanted our marriage to be a worship experience for all.