Wedding? Did someone say wedding?
With a country decided on, Akis and I are now working on some more of the 'specific details' such as when and where. These two items, while very important, also seem to be a bit challenging for us to decide upon. Knowing that folks some of the people coming from Canada are teachers, Akis and I have opted for a Summer wedding to coincide with their vacations. To ensure we have enough time to plan, we figured August would be a good month. I suggested the 15th only to be told that this is 'Maria's name day' for the Virgin Mary and the second largest holiday in Greece. With this being a big celebration, the country would grind to a halt on the 15th, so I figured I won't win if I try to compete with the Virgin. So we are now looking at the 22nd or 23rd of August. Now don't go bookin' airline tickets, as this has yet to be confirmed with something equally important like a church and a place to have the reception, but it is the time that we think would work best for folks if we are able to find somewhere to now hold the wedding.
The search for the church and hall will prove to be a bit more challenging for 2 reasons, a) neither Akis nor I are there and b) I don't know these places in Greece so I am relying on Akis to select the venues. His preference is to see the places, as is mine, however we just don't have the luxury of time so we, the IT gurus are going to need to use the information highway to get the job done.
What baffles me a bit is that this is just the beginning of the decision making that we are going to need to do for this wedding. I tell you, not being efficient at making decisions, we sure are going to need to get much better at it over the next 6 months!