It’s your dream wedding day. Assuming you aren’t already married. Or even if you are, you can re-imagine it. What’s your theme? How is the decor looking? The setting? (Garden? Beach? Chapel?)
Who are the guests at the ceremony and reception?
Two of my favorite reads are Munaluchi Bride magazine (the online version), where I learn about couples’ journeys to engagement and ultimately marriage (we are all voyeurs, right?) – and Demetria Lucas D’Oyley’s blog and Q&A (folks write in for relationship advice, which she typically serves straight up). She’s also authored two relationship books: book 1, book 2.
My reading choices shouldn’t be a big surprise. I’ve been writing about relationships here for quite some time! Not only that – I love a good story. I love a good love story. Hopeless romantic, or nah?
So last week I was thrilled to come across Munaluchi’s interview with Demetria about her wedding and marriage. She was the cover model for their Spring/Summer 2015 edition. The D’Oyley’s just celebrated their one year anniversary.
What struck me, among other things, is that she only invited “2AM guests” – meaning people she could call in an emergency and they would answer.
I would love to have an intimate nuptials experience like that, with my close witnesses being the people who love and care for me. And people who consistently support me behind the scenes. I got to thinking – who would be my 2AM guests? Who can I really call in an emergency and they will answer? Who are my ‘ride-or-dies?’ I’m lucky to have a few. Of course my children are at the top of the list.
If you’re married, how did you decide on a guest list? Was there a prerequisite for who got invited and why? If you aren’t married, what logic would you use? What do you think of the 2AM guest list idea? Even if you have no interest at all in weddings or marriage, would you make anyone’s list?