I, of course, want to move things overseas and stick to our original time schedule. Mr. Fiance, on the other hand, wants to wait until we can have a big wedding at home. Unfortunately for me, I can't drag him to a German alter. He's just too strong after all that Army training. So I suppose the wedding is going to be postponed until this fall. Probably sometime in September or October. August would be the very earliest.
While I like that August is the closest date, the sooner he comes home the less time he'll be able to stay here. (He gains 2.5 days of leave per month.) So it's looking like September is the way to go. : / It could be much worse, but it could also be better.
There are a few good things that come out of this...even if they don't quite make me thrilled --
- I have a definite (Ha! That's a laughable thought, at this point.) time frame to work with now.
- It puts an end to the indoor/outdoor debate. A fall wedding will be indoor, with maybe a few outdoor photos, due to weather constraints. It gets quite chilly around here in the fall.
- I don't have to worry about which guests could make the international trip.
- I'll definitely have to take a full year away from college, as I'll be moving to Germany between next school year's semesters. That means I'll have PLENTY of free time to plan the details of the wedding, the move, and possibly even squeeze in some time for real writing. : )
- Kyle's agreeing to another trip to Germany this summer to visit since it will take longer for us to be together now. And I plan to see a castle next time around. ; )
- My mom can stop stressing about a passport. She's called me half a dozen times asking questions about the process, and now it isn't even an issue.
To sum up my thoughts on the wedding planning, I'll give you one of the few German phrases I've learned so far:
Es geht sehr schlecht. :(