Ayan and I are getting married in less than two weeks and have been absolutely crazed trying to get everything done. From seating charts to procession order, the list (literally, there's a list) seems endless. Which makes me so grateful that we're two guys getting married because the list of items to check off seems to more than double when there's a bride and a groom.
I say this because our wedding coordinator, Meg, who, has been amazing to work with by the way, gave us an extensive wedding check list the minute we hired her. Fortunately we could check of the "n/a" column for just about 2/3 of the list. Father walking the bride down the isle? n/a, bridal party make up and hair? n/a, Bachelorette party? n/a.
But the best part of having Meg on board with us is having someone to give us the a-ok on everything. After all, planning a gay wedding in the US wasn't a (legal) thing until a year and a half ago. Figuring out what is heteronormative ritual versus sincere celebration of love for another is no easy task. On top of all of that we're hoping for a secular wedding infused with Bengali elements!
That said, no matter how frustrating wedding planning can be, I've been more than happy to do it because at the end of the night on October 9th, 2016, I'm going to be married the the best guy I've ever met.