We made the announcement to my parents over dinner, and everyone was very civilized.  Thank goddess. Sometimes I underestimate my parents.

After dinner, I called my closest cousin A to give her the news and invite her and her partner. The last person to tell will be my godmother/aunt, to whom I also have to break the news that she’s not invited. Hopefully she understands the cost and time reasons we are planning such a tiny wedding.

Having told the families is a huge load off my mind! Now we can move on to the intricate details of weddin’ planning!