I really think that before you marry someone there are a number of
things you should go through as a couple to see how you do. Celebrate a
birth (not necessarily one of your own), mourn a death, live apart from
each other, live with each other and take a long road trip. I have gone
through each one of those with my husband and each one made us
stronger. But man, that road trip was interesting! Who drives, who
sleeps, who gets to put their feet where, who is hungry, who has to use
the bathroom, it's endless.
So, when I came across the amazing blog, Wedding Road Trip,
I was so excited! Here is a lovely young couple who want to celebrate
their love with every one of their family and friends but understand
how hard that can be, especially in these economic times. So, they
decided to take their wedding on the road. They get to spend their
"wedding" with 250 people within 6 weeks, with a nominal fee to their
family and friends. At the end, there will be a small wedding for themselves and a few guests.
Image: Wedding Road Trip
I love this quote from their site:
Wedding Road Trip: (noun) A pre-wedding road trip
around the country to see friends and family prior to signing a
marriage certificate. This trip focuses on learning more about marriage
and the commitment there-in.
They have everything planned to the "T" from how long they spend at each
person's house, to when they stay in a hotel, to where they eat. Things were made a bit
easier when Ford gave them a Ford Fusion! How nice! They also have very
specific rules while on the trip:
1. We can only eat at locally-owned restaurants and grocery stores. Trader Joe’s, the greatest grocery store in the ENTIRE WORLD, is the only exception.
2. We must work out every single day, because we didn’t just spend the last three months at Crunch for nothing.
3. Our friends and family names will never appear in this blog
without their permission. Unless, of course, we hate you. Just kidding.
4. The driving must be split, even though Jaime is clearly the better driver (and coincidentally the one typing up this page right now).
5. We must interview someone in every city we visit.
6. If we promote something on this blog, it’s because we believe in
it. We will never write anything about a product or service that is
against what we believe, think, or do.
7. Everyone we visit must sign off on our impending marriage.
Check out the blog here and be sure to follow the couple and read up on their adventure! Why don't you jump in the car with your loved one, map in hand and see how you do?