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Gross Point Blank

Maybe we'll elope

It'll be a few more months before I can tell you for certain whether or not planning a wedding proved to be more than I can bear. But this far into it, I kind of have a hunch that it just might be the case.

Things were going along swimmingly when we planned an Idaho wedding. Then at some point earlier this month, we decided it would be romantic to get married in front of the Dykstra House fireplace.

This, of course, changed almost everything.

My original wedding attire for the Idaho nuptials consisted of a veil, pink t-shirt that says Bride in sparklies, blue jeans and white thongs with a very high heel. To me, that all sounded reasonable.

Now that we're getting married in Grandview, that no long sounds appropriate, as more than just a small smattering of family will be present.

This has added more changes to the wedding planning, and, of course, more dollars.

First off, the wedding is March 28. Is it even possible to find a gown and get it fitted before then?

This also makes attire for my son and husband-to-be much more expensive.

Another challenge we're facing is the locale for the reception. All along, I've wanted the reception to be big, celebrating with family and friends.

It's not so easy. I can't believe it, but so far we are seeing that rental halls in the valley cost a fortune.

All of this has had me feeling a bit harried.

The other day my fiancé said, "You know, we could always just elope."

I muttered back, "I think you're on to something."

That won't solve our rental hall woes, but it'll sure simplify the I do's.

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