Wednesday, July 21, 2010

The Game of Love

 I’m not going to lie to you and say that my fiancé is 100% SUPER into wedding planning, but it does thrill me when I some aspect of it actually gets him excited.

For example, before we were engaged (but he was still forced to discuss weddings thanks to my employment), I once mentioned something about a couple who had a mini cake for each table at their reception.

The fiancé was instantly interested, responding immediately with, “Wait. How many cakes can you have?”

Me: I don’t know, I guess as many as you can afford.

Him: That is cool.

Or the time we did our wedding registry and discovered that instead of a standard 2-in-one-cake-platter-punch-bowl set, we could instead purchase a FIVE-in-one-cake-platter-punch-bowl-veggie-dip-and-who-knows-what-else set. He actually used the word “awesome.” Multiple times. About a cake platter. It was a proud moment for this wedding enthusiast.

To his credit, though, he does make an effort to be involved. And he’s actually had a few amazing ideas. For example, right after we got engaged (and were finally able to discuss our wedding in a non-hypothetical setting), I asked him what was the one thing he really, REALLY wanted at our wedding. His eyes lit up and he said (albeit half joking), “An air-hockey table!”

My response? “We are doing that.”

Now my favorite part of venue visits is when they ask if we have any questions, because the first words out of his mouth are, “Well, we want to rent an air-hockey table…”

Since he’s actually quite the hockey enthusiast, I’ve started trying to think of other (tasteful) ways to incorporate his favorite sport into our wedding. I’m thinking I will spray paint a few old pucks gold and use them for table numbers (similar to what Carrie Underwood and Mike Fisher did for their escort cards):

Anyone have any other ideas for a subtly sporty touch?

(Photo courtesy of People magazine)


  1. I heard somewhere, I don't remember where, but I heard instead of a guest book they had a hockey stick and the guests just signed that.

  2. I've seen that too! But honestly, I'm so in love with this guest book:[]=tags

  3. Oh wow that is pretty awesome, although once they leave a thumbprint how will they get the ink off their hands?

  4. We'll probably leave out baby wipes or something...or just use it to figure out who hasn't signed yet! ;)