More questions! This time about the wedding (and one question about marriage). And at the end--a very important question for you. Seriously, I really want to hear your answers. Now, onto your questions.
First up, from Lacey Bean: Since your wedding is going to be a purple masterpiece, I want to know how long you've had the obsession with the color purple, and how did it start?
Okay, this is only tangentially related to the wedding, but I'll answer it here anyway. To be honest, I don't totally know when my obsession with purple started. I remember that when I was around five years old, I told people that my favorite colors were pink, purple, and blue, but I don't remember when it was that I noticed that purple was far superior to the other two. It just feels like something I've always known.
Chelsea Talks Smack wants to know, What celebrity would you have be your wedding singer?
I am struggling quite a bit with this question, because I am trying to be really practical here and think of someone who is versatile and could sing every type of song, and I'm just not coming up with one. So I'll go with Bon Jovi, because, OMG. Although Torsten would probably prefer Guns N Roses.
Alice asks, What are you most looking forward to about being married?
I love this question! What I'm really looking forward to is a sense of... let's call it relaxed permanence. The feeling that you are officially In It Together, for life. And the fact that everyone else knows it too, and takes it seriously. And also, not having to worry quite as much if my period is late.
Dreamgrrl asks, If you could have 1 elaborate expense at your wedding and NOT have to pay for it - what would it be?
I am split here. I would go for a really insanely expensive photographer, who came as a team and photographed absolutely everything, and also did a trash the dress session and photos all over town. I love the photographer we have chosen and we got a good deal on him, so this is no criticism on him whatsoever. And I'm really excited about seeing our wedding photos, even though the wedding hasn't happened yet. Stellar photos are priceless.
Bacioni wants to know, Have you decided on the wedding fragrance yet (or at least narrowed the choices down)?
The short answer is no. The longer answer is that the amazing Jonniker knows everything there is to know about perfume and is going to help me decide. The longest answer will come in the form of a separate post once the decision-making process has begun (and possibly ended).
Swistle asks, When the bride and groom leave, sometimes there is rice, or birdseed, or bubbles, or something like that. Will you be having something thrown/blown at you?
We haven't decided that yet. Definitely not rice or birdseed. I like the idea of bubbles, but our wedding is at night so I'm not sure how visible they'll be. Maybe sparklers (obviously not thrown--just held)? Or maybe we won't do any kind of grand exit at all. I'm still torn about the idea of leaving our own party early. I just don't know.
And lastly, Hazel wants to know, Can we see a picture of your engagement ring?
Now, since we're talking about relationships here, I have a question for you all. I've noticed that Torsten and I pretty much never use each other's actual names when we're talking to each other. We talk about each other using actual names all the time. But when I talk to him I usually call him Sweetie, and he usually calls me Cutie. Pretty much always, really.
So my question is, is it just us? Do you (or did you, if you're currently single) call your significant other by their given name when talking directly to them? Or do you always use a nickname? If so, what is it?
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