Q: Have you guys set a date yet?
A: Nope. All we know is that it'll be sometime in 2011.
Q: Why 2011?
A: Why not? We had just literally moved in together when we got engaged. We wanted to take some time and focus on just the two of us, learn how to live with one another and to just enjoy being engaged. Plus, we've got 7 other weddings to attend in 2010. It'll be nice to have 2011 mostly to ourselves.
Q: Do you know what season?
A: Not really. We're looking at either late-Spring/early-Summer or late-Summer/early-Fall.
Q. Are you guys going to have a destination wedding?
A: Who are you kidding, you just want a reason for a vacation. As cool as it would be to get married on a tropical island, bare foot in the sand isn't our style.
Q: Will the wedding be in Oregon?
A: Nope. GASP! We'll be going against "tradition" and not having it anywhere near the bride's hometown. It's really important to us to be able to share our special day with Grandma and Grandpa Perkowski, so we will be sticking with New England.
Q: Have you looked at any venues?
A: Nope. I don't think we will be anytime soon. It is winter and any outdoor venue will be a frozen tundra covered in snow and ice for the next couple of months.
Q: What are you colors?
A: Red, black, and white. Red because a) it's Jake's favorite color and b) it is a traditional Chinese wedding color that symbolizes good luck, happiness, and joy.
Q: So you'll be incorporating Chinese traditions into your wedding?
A: We're not entirely sure at this point. We'll figure it out when the time comes closer. Right now we need to focus on finding the venue and setting the date.
Q: What are Chinese wedding traditions?
A: There are a bunch of them depending on how traditional one wants to be. There's the hair combing ceremony, 2 different tea ceremonies, grooms games, and the installation and blessing of the wedding bed just to name a few. Just wait until I tell you how many dress changes are involved in a Chinese wedding.
I'm sure you've got a ton more questions for us; just ask away.