My fiance and I, two 30 somethings, are planning a Summer (or Fall) of 2010 wedding in one of the most expensive (yet beautiful) places on earth, the San Francisco Bay Area. Instead of being mesmerized by the various bridal magazines, we want a sensible yet classy wedding, one that would neither embarass my demanding family nor burn a hole in our pockets.
Demanding may not be the right word. Rather, because I’m an only child, because I’m from Taiwan (with a culture that puts a lot of emphasis on weddings), I feel obligated to create a wedding experience that doesn’t make my parents lose face but also is decidedly me and my fiance. Good luck (to me!) … we will need it.