Thursday, June 22, 2006

Happily Ever After

I’ve been thinking about making a post for quite some time now, about Palms, Treos and other PDA stuff, but currently there more important things on my mind that I want to write about.

It’s a bit early for congratulations, but it looks like there is nothing more in the way of us getting married! There is still a small formality that needs to happen, but it is only a formality, and nothing else. Needless to say, all this makes me quite happy. We’ve been waiting for this for a long time now!

We’ve been engaged since October 15th, 2004. We decided long ago that we would want to get married during the summer. It’s actually quite fun to be able to pick a date which you will celebrate through the rest of your life. So we had several dates in mind:

  • June 6th, 2006. June 6th is exactly half an anniversary of our first date, which we had on December 6th. June 6th, 2006 is 6/6/6, which is a fun number, but Alёna says that it is way to evil looking for a marriage date. Either way, we missed the date. Actually we thought that there is no way anything can happen in time for this summer.

  • July 7th, 2007. Nothing special about this date except for the fact that it is 7/7/7. 7 is considered to be a lucky number, and 3 of them is even better.

  • August 20th, 2006. Now there is chance that we might be able to actually get married this summer. August 20th is the date of my parents’ marriage. They got married on that date back in 1977, which makes it 29 years this year, and 30 years next year.

So if everything goes well, we’ll try to do it on August 20th, this year, 2006. Now that’s where my head starts spinning. There is so much to think about. Where do want to do it, how do we want to do it, who do we want to invite, will they be able to come and so on and so on.

August 20th falls on Sunday this year, and from what I understand, civil marriage offices are closed on Saturdays and Sundays in NYC.

Also before you can get married you need to get a marriage license. In NY it is valid for 60 days. We would like to try to invite Alёna’s sister to come join us for this celebration, and it would be a good idea to include the copy of the license. I figure there are more chances that she’ll be able to get a visa this way, but there is not much time left, and we know how bureaucratic things are.

We were thinking of renting out some restaurant maybe (a very small one at that), but we don’t know of any good places that we would like to rent out.

So I got to thinking, maybe Las Vegas isn’t such a bad place to get married after all, even though we were joking about it before. Flamingo has some really nice places for those ceremonies. They actually have 6! And we could have our little honey moon there too, since I will not be able to take a full week off in August.

Then the question is will other people be able to fly out and take a day or two off as well? We would certainly want to invite Eldar’s family from Colorado.

I have chosen Eldar to by my best man for the wedding. He’s been a great friend for many years to both myself, and Alёna, so I’m really glad to have him to help me out with all this.

Anyhow, I guess that gives you a good picture of why my head is spinning. But I think collectively we can stop the spinning process and resolve all this.

“And they lived happily ever after!”
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