My husband and I decided to elope after planning our wedding started to become an unwieldy task. We had a specific amount that we wanted to spend but also wanted to invite a certain amount of people. The two were just not adding up. So, we decided to elope at City Hall in Manhattan. Our solution to not having our family and friends present was the Petrushka Box. Inspired by the Russian Babushka dolls where one surprise leads to another, we are planning for our Petrushka Box to include:
We also want to ask recipients of the box to send back their favorite recipe and answers to one of the following questions:
Weddings are about two people sharing their union with their community of family and friends. They are also about having their community prepare them for their new life together. We decided that we wouldn’t be able to have these experiences being stressed through the process of planning our day and potentially have debt from hosting it. So, we are making a Petrushka Box, which I think I forgot to mention is my first name.