Arturo and Mariana thought long and hard about their critical commitment, but made the big decision to marry last May. The young couple were fun loving and carefree in most of their lifestyle. This choice to commit their lives to each other, however, was far more meaningful.
Both of these young people believe that starting off their lives together in marriage was such a serious Endeavor, that they sought out any additional professional help they could find. They attended marriage classes at several of the local churches.
And so they embarked on the uncomplicated job of wedding planning. It never occurred to either Arturo or Mariana to search for a professional wedding planner. They considered the process of planning their wedding as easy as throwing just a little bigger party. As this excited couple began the steps to planning their wedding, Arturo and Mariana were eager to receive the advice of their friendswho had experience in wedding planning. Some of the suggestions they received were good and they loved them, others did not fit their own expectations. They quickly discovered that there was a science to wedding planning if you were going to maintain any kind of sanity or budget.
Within several months, Arturo and Mariana had made many important decisions about their wedding and reception. What details remained:
They really did it all by themselves. Through weeks that turned into months, Arturo and Mariana steadfastly, with steely-eyed determination, planned their entire wedding. The ceremony, the reception as well as their honeymoon in Mexico -- all by themselves. They relied on expertise from others for this thing or that thing, but they did not hire an event planner, a wedding planner or anyone else, even a travel agent to help them choose this big happy event that would kick off the rest of their lives. The very last items which were included in their plans were the choice of wedding favors. But they did have their choice of wedding favors and in the final analysis, they chose to offer to all of their guests a box of handmade milk chocolates as well as colorful wedding sunglasses. They reported them to be delicious. The sunglasses got a heavy workout. As soon as many of the guests saw the sunglasses they quickly snapped them open, placed them on to their face and began to act outside of their own personalities. We understand from the bride and the groom that the sunglasses for their wedding were a very popular wedding favor. We wish this happy couple all the best in life and in their marriage.