Sunday, October 18, 2009

Beginning FAQs

Hey gang,

So, we've had many questions in regard to the Who/What/When/Where/Why/How of the wedding. We set up a website when we announced our wedding, and guess what.... unless we pay money, we can't update it anymore than what it is! Since we would rather pay for our wedding and not a website, we're going to start this FREE blog. We don't know why we didn't think of this first. So, we decided to set up a blog and we'll keep folks updated through here.


A few things that we've been asked about:

1.) The Date. Why May 15th? When we get married, we will have been together for 5 years (our "we started dating" anniversary is January 15, 2005). May 15, 2010 is all divisible by 5. Yeah, we're nerds.

2.) Why are we getting married if it's not legal? You know, this is the worst question that can be asked of a gay couple wishing to make a commitment to one another. A wedding ceremony is a public commitment of love that you make in front of all of your friends and family. Legal or not, we want to celebrate our commitment and love for one another like any other couple wishes to do. Also, gays throw a hell of a party, and it's time we had one!

3.) The attire of the brides? While we will not be wearing tuxedos, we will also not be wearing wedding dresses. At this point, we have not decided what our attire will be, nor the colors. Although, I was asked if Karen Walker attire would be appropriate and the answer is yes.

4.) Where are we registered? That answer will be coming soon. We are hoping to set up accounts for donations to LGBT organizations rather than asking all of you to buy us a bunch of gifts that would be nice, but we really don't need. It does not escape us that we are fortunate enough to be able to have a wedding-- furthering the cause of LGBT equality is more important to us than getting a KitchenAid Mixer. BUT DO KNOW THIS... we will have a small registry for things we would *really* need (i.e. KitchenAid Mixer), but we want to assist LGBT organizations.

5.) Who is taking who's name? BOTH! We were going to combine our names (Silnak), but the longer we thought about it, we really like the hyphenated version better. Valerie & Lindsay Silk-Kremenak. Wow, that's a mouthful!

These have been the most asked questions so far. Let us know what you want to know!


  1. I could barely get through this without crying!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You guys have absolutely no idea how happy I am for you and how honored that you want me to be apart of your special day! I love you guys soooooooooooooo much!