We thought we'd escaped the furious stress of getting married, since we had our nuptials in January 2005. At a family dinner, you see, with a grand total of 10 people in the building. Thus, when our recent visit to Nadia's homeland evolved from "Hey, let's throw a party or something for your friends and family in Mexico!" to, "Holy crap, this dress, cake, hall, dinner, booze and photographer are expensive!" we were shellshocked, to say the least.
The stress -- mostly Nadia's, to be honest -- aside, it was worth it. Things went well, we had a damned good time, and when all is said and done, who doesn't like a Mexican wedding? I mean, we were serenaded by mariachis, for goodness' sake!
We're thinking that now we only have one more NAFTA country left in which to get married. Look out Vegas, we've got our eyes on you!