So, we haven't gotten to a lot of planning yet but there is one detail we have decided on: the wedding will be in Indianapolis.
We considered different possibilities in choosing a city for our little party: we thought about having it in Buffalo (it's where we met, where we started building a life together), we thought about Bloomington (it's where I grew up and much of my extended family is still in the area), but ultimately we decided on Indianapolis.
A few different factors helped us make this decision. First, so many of the people who will be invited are already scattered across the country. Indy is fairly centralized and a reasonable drive from Bloomington and Buffalo, plus it's large enough to have plenty of flight options for those further away. Indianapolis is our new home and we're looking forward to sharing it with the people who are most special to us. Also, as I'm realizing, a wedding is a pretty expensive affair so why not choose to make that investment in the businesses and people who make up the community around us?
No matter where we chose a large number of people would have to travel to attend, and we realize that there will probably be people who won't be able to make the trip. Our greatest hope is that those who cannot attend will at least be here in spirit.