This young couple from Cheyenne, Wyoming was deeply in love. When their conversations turned to spending their lives together, they were in such agreement, the choice was clear. Ned and Melody decided to marry last February.
They both agreed that it was helpful as they headed into their lives together that they have common interests. People who are too different, no matter how much physical attraction there may be, and no matter how good natured the relationship is, at the end of the day, they felt that you really needed to have much in common to succeed in the long term of life.
Both were the owners of pretty decent bank acocunts, their combined assets would enable Ned and Melody to host a large or a small wedding. But what was the correct style for them? They were just a couple of kids in love, they were not expecting to be faced with so many and such complex decisions about their lives together.
They played with the idea of arriving to their wedding in a fairy tale horse drawn carriage. That was really high on their list of desires for their wedding for two weeks. But then they got a hold of themselves and settled into a traditional plan. Within a few weeks, Ned and Melody settled most of their wedding planning concerns. What outstanding details remained:
Ned and Melody chose to have an interfaith wedding ceremony. They struggled for a while to even decide to include faith at all in their wedding. But in the end, both of them felt that the blessings from a universal spirit of whatever denomination, whatever it may be called, would be a positive addition to their wedding ceremony. The very last group of items that they included in their wedding plans were the choice of wedding favors. And bridal magazines, on wedding websites and on the advice of many friends and relatives, there were many choices to be made. Some people offer very traditional advice, While others offered suggestions for wedding favors that were simply non-starters. When Ned's cousin recommended using wedding sunglasses as a wedding favor, their interest was piqued. This is what they wanted, their friends would love it, their families would love it. There is an extra bonus when it comes to ordering wedding sunglasses. For those at work, for example who were not invited to the wedding but still felt close enough to. Sunglasses as a souvenir from the wedding is a great leftover. So even though Ned and Melody planned for 150 guests to have the gift of wedding sunglasses, they ordered 200 pair. In the days and weeks that followed their wedding, the return from their honeymoon and their return to work, Ned and Melody were able to give wedding sunglasses out to their co-workers and distant relatives as they came upon them. It was a really nice way to extend the wedding gestures to people who could not or were not invited to the wedding event itself.