Mr Wedding Planner: 237 days to go

The husband-to-be doing the wedding planning, WHAT?

Not often (rarely) do you hear about the man taking care of the wedding plans. Well ‘Mr Wedding Planner’ is my take on being one of those men and my lead up to the big day! I will be dedicating as many posts as time will allow me to share with you, my road to the big day in this column called: ‘Mr Wedding Planner’.

Just to make a few things very clear: I am not gay (no offense), a major control freak, nor does my fiancee not give a toss about our wedding. She ‘IS’ however one hell of a chaotic, stressful, somewhat headless chicken when it comes to these things, thus she has kindly asked me to take the lead in the planning. Things we do for our women right? 😉

Now I am sure that any females reading this will probably laugh their panties off and will state things like: how can a man do a woman’s job? He will screw this up, I am sure!
Well for a man who irons his own shirts, cleans, and does his chores around the house, I believe this venture of a wedding plan will go down well!


So there are a lot of details to be clarified in the coming weeks. We have set our intended wedding day to October 13th 2017, and by Wednesday next week we will hope to have this confirmed! The same counts for the location which I will delve into a little more later in the post. I am sure you have seen some wedding programs on the tv channel TLC or something of the sort. The bigger the better. Well not for us. Luckily my fiancee shares my view and we both decided against a massive and expensive wedding as we do not consider it to be worth it (opinion yes I know) and would rather spend our hard earned money on other parts of our lives. Currently we are looking at about 46 guests. But let me begin at the beginning, starting with us!

Giza, Egypt (2015)

So this is us! My beautiful fiancee Ragna and I. After 1,5 years of engagement, we are now working towards our wedding day on the Friday, 13th of October 2017! Yes, bring out your Jason Voorhees masks! The above picture was taken in Giza, Egypt which we visited due to my parents living in Cairo. A nice backdrop for a proposal, right? And thankfully she said ‘yes’! I also do not have the big Bin Laden beard anymore. Oh and guess what, we actually met on Tinder. An online brothel or swinging community to some, but for us it was love at first sight. Thank you Tinder!

So where do we stand right now in terms of planning and timing? Well yesterday we had the pleasure of going to our proposed ceremony location. And boy let me tell you, we were sold at first glance. A gorgeous medieval style building which on the inside looks like we have entered the queen’s palace, but then in the times of William of Orange.

Authentic art, beautiful wall and ceiling decorations and that lovely old smell! Utterly in awe of the place we have to now get it reserved with the local city hall of The Hague. So coming Wednesday I hope to tell you all that our location and also wedding date and time are set in stone. Fingers crossed! Pictures of this location I will keep secret until the actual wedding day of course.

Furthermore I thankfully have a lovely organised sister Cecile, who has taken up the task of helping my fiancee and me on the day itself by being our host. Thank you dear sis! And let me tell you my sister makes lists of everything, plans everything, I believe her daily toilet visits are even on planned lists somewhere. 😉

Stay tuned for my next post next week, with hopefully a confirmed date and location!

Author: MarcelvdWilden

Product Marketing Manager. Insomniac Gamer. Super Saiyan. Football Referee. Blunt (not James). Shitty Singer (like J.Blunt). Arsenal.

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