Maddie and Jordan
Thursday, Dustin’s little brother Jordan (or Matthew, depending on who you ask) got married to his girlfriend of 4 (or 5) years, Maddie. First, I want to take this opportunity to wish the couple a happy and healthy future together. The wedding- despite its glitches- went very smoothly and the guests seemed to enjoy themselves. As long as the couple loved it, that’s all that mattered.
As Best Man, Dustin got a taste of what to expect as our wedding creeps closer. For me, I also was put in a position of setting up and planning, which gave me an idea of what needs to be done before the day of our wedding. I know it’s easy to say that you’re going to plan things out way ahead of time and nothing will go wrong, but I know that no matter how much planning is done, there will be problems. There’s always a bump in the road. For me, my biggest challenge will be to remember the bigger picture- the marriage itself will be unforgettable and the glitches give us stories to pass on for generations.
However, I also know that many of the people I have in my life (my mother, aunts, friends, etc.) are detail-oriented and meticulous, and when I ask for their help, I know everything will be done to make sure the day will be smooth, wonderful and all-together a fantastic experience. It’s important to me that my mother and bridesmaids and family know how much I want them to do in the planning and coordinating of the wedding and the reception. Again, easier said than done.
It’s great to know though that I can tap my best friends and be comfortable with the independent decisions they make. I truly am blessed to be around so many amazing people.
Today is July 4th. We’re exactly 11 months until the big day. I’m ready to start the fun!