Getting All Up In The Wedding Preparations

OK so now Cassie and I are engaged, and we went to Las Vegas at the weekend to hunt down a nice venue and fix the date. We did find a place, and fix the date, and all that stuff will be revealed on our official wedding website, which we will properly link to when we’ve updated it.

So now the attention gets itself turned to serious preparations. I am taking a scientific view of this, by basing what we should do on Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs:

Maslows Hierarchy of Needs

What should the ceremony have? Let’s break it down, starting from the bottom. So more like break it up.

Physiological

There will be air at the wedding (I checked). There will be a choice of foods. There will be water and other beverages. Cassie and I will have a suite booked. (Googles) Springtime in Vegas is nice – not too hot and not too cold. The golf club has restrooms.

Safety

Only invited people will be allowed in, so we should be pretty safe. I can’t guarantee the safety of your morals. The job security of quite a few people is safe.

Love/belonging

The whole point of the ceremony and reception is friends and family witnessing our marriage.

Again, Cassie and I will have a suite booked.

Esteem

We’re going to do our best to look good, feel good, put on a good party, and make this event (and the years ahead) something to remember for the rest of our lives. We hope others will remember it too.

Self-actualization

There’s a lot of creativity required in getting all this stuff sorted. We’re learning to solve problems together, without prejudice. There’s quite a bit of acceptance of facts going on too.

We’re getting married because we love each other, because it will strengthen my bonds to this country, and because it will mean our relationship is stronger for starting a family – I guess that’s one of the most powerful forms of self-actualization.