Chapter 1: Unsuccessful Planning
Bailey sat on the couch in her apartment. Before her on the coffee table were scattered invitations and lists that she and Andy had made. Letting out a sigh of frustration, she brushed her hair back with her hand and looked over the pile. Some how their little list of fifty people turned into a three hundred guest wedding.
The phone rang. Bailey smiled and quickly jumped up to head to the kitchen. She thought she knew who it was, but she found she was wrong as soon as she answered. "Hello?"
Bailey rolled her eyes as she leaned her body against the door frame. "Hey mom," she greeted. She stood there and listened to the usual stressful questions. "No, not yet." The repetitive answer that she was so used to giving came out without her even thinking about it anymore. She knew that her mom was just trying to help, but asking what she had accomplished so far and reminding her of everything that had to be done was not helping her. All she was doing was stressing her out and reminding her that she could be off the phone trying to do something more productive. "I'm working on it, I promise," she stated.
So far, all that had been done were the guests lists. Andy made his out and she made hers. Other than that, there was nothing else planned. Her and Andy had to go down to the church and figure out a date. Jennifer told her that she would help with most of the details such as the caterers, flowers and such. Andy was in charge of getting the entertainment for the reception.
The only thing that wasn't stressful was the money. Bailey's parents had agreed to pay for most of it and Andy's parents were going help out with what ever Bailey's parents couldn't cover. Good.
"I know mom, but we haven't even set the exact date yet. How can we send out invitation without dates on them?" Bailey questioned. She pushed herself off the wall and stepped off to the side a bit. "Yes, I am sure that we are going to get married. Just because I don't know when doesn't mean that its not really going to happen."
Andy let himself into the apartment and smiled to Bailey. Bailey waved to him and then noticed that he had a small package in his hands. She questionably motioned to it, only to get a smug smile in return. Her smile quickly faded though. "Yes, I know. We're supposed to go down and talk to the minister on Friday," Bailey replied.
Andy nodded. He could tell exactly who she was talking to. Instead of standing there and waiting for her to finish her conversation, he took her spot on the couch and looked through the pile. There was certainly more people than he had ever intended on inviting. It was hard though, he had to invite his entire family, which wasn't all that small, because he knew that they were all close to each other and they would talk to each other and he didn't want anyone getting hurt. Bailey's family wasn't so big so they just went ahead and invited everyone. They had to invite everyone from the station. Andy had to invite a few people that he had worked with before and Bailey had a few people from back in college that she had to invite.
"You think we have everyone?" Bailey asked leaning on the back of the couch.
Andy looked over to her and shrugged. "You think we should double check and try to get the list a little smaller?" he suggested.
Bailey walked around the couch and sat down next to him. "How about we figure out who we want in the party?" she offered.
Andy nodded as he looked down at his list. "Sounds good to me," he responded and then looked over to Bailey as he thought for a minute. "I think I want Venus, Johnny, and my little brother Gary and then my cousin Benny to be the ring barer," he stated.
Bailey nodded. "All right then. I want Laurie, Jennifer and then your sister Angela then Jessica to be the flower girl," Bailey said.
Andy tossed his list onto the table. "Well, that's done," he said. "I guess you can say we accomplished a lot today," he stated.
Bailey looked over to the table and then up to him. "Yeah, I guess so," she agreed.
Andy turned to her and wrapped his arms around her. "Since we seem to be in agreement, what do you say we go back to my place and forget about the plans for the night and pick back up on them tomorrow?" he asked.
Bailey smiled to him. "You know that I would love to Andy, but we have work to get done here," she replied.
"Putting it off for one more day is not going to hurt anything," Andy explained.
"Its behavior like that that has lead us to be engaged for three months and still have no idea what is going on except for the fact that there may be three hundred showing up," Bailey stated as she removed his arms from her.
"All right," Andy said in defeat. "We'll get things done tonight," he said as he turned back to face the table.
Bailey saw the disappointment in his eyes and couldn't resist. "Although," she started with a small smile. "The wedding is for us, not for the guests."
"What are you saying?" he asked starting to smile.
Bailey's smile grew as she wrapped her arms around him. "I'm saying lets tell everyone that they'll just have to wait until we have time to set a date," she said and then kissed him.
Andy took her in his arms and moved her onto his lap. "Sounds good to me," he said and then went in to continue kissing her.