Getting ready 23 July 2009
Love/hate 10 July 2009
We both have a weird love/hate relationship with the registry.
It wasn’t a bad thing. I (and later, we) were pretty flattered that the thing people thought we needed most was a crock pot (and trust me, we do/did need a replacement for lil’ sparky.) We’re both excited that we can cook things for, say, a dinner + leftovers, or meatballs for a baby shower in something we have.
We’re both a little weirded out by the “this is what we want”aspect. I think we’d both be most comfortable with the old-fashioned “register for a pattern, not for specific things” days, or almost no registry at all (except for the communication aspect.)
So, we’ve both come to view the registry as a suggestion box, if youse guys feel the need to get us a something. Either it’s “this is the pattern we like, in dishes/silverware/etc we think will last a long time”, or, “this is a suggestion of what we like and know we’d use, if you find something better/cheaper/faster elsewhere, that’s fine with us.” We trust your judgement of what you think we might need, if you think we need something.
Getting down to it 9 July 2009
2 days! My parents are here, aunts and cousins have arrived, and we’re getting down to business. Yesterday, we shopped for undergarments (supportive, practical and fancy ones), fixed up the kitchen so it’s way more put together, printed the inserts for the OOT bags (or the hangover-prevetion-bags, as I like to think of them. Plus, they have a map), added an insert about shuttle times, delivered said bags to the hotel (if you got your room through hotwire or otherwise missed the block, be sure to mention that your room is with the Bowers-Schoen wedding), finished the fans and the aisle runner (more of a placeholder and a dog-park poop protector) and organized piles some more.
Today is going to be yardwork, more dog hair hunting and (I’m hoping there’s time) a massage. The rest of Team Bride arrives today, as does Jeremy’s mom.
Weekend schedule 5 July 2009
The high-level weekend schedule. The main, major events are bold. Optional items for everyone who are in town are in plain font, items for the Wedding Posse only are italicized.
- 9:00 am – The House – Flower fun (centerpieces, bouquets, etc…)
- 2:00 pm – Decatur – Nap time
- 5:00 pm – MGH House – Rehearsal
- 7:00 pm – The Watershed – Rehearsal Dinner
- 9:00 pm – Twain’s – Meet ‘n Greet. Let’s hang out!
- Noon – Holiday Inn – Lunch & start getting ready!
- 5:00 pm – Adair Park or Mary Gay House – Wedding Ceremony
- 5:30 pm – MGH Patio – Beverages and appetizers. Enjoy music from Whistlin’ Rufus
- 6:15 pm – MGH Main Room – Wedding Posse introductions, reception order as follows (times would be very approximate)
- Cake and toasts after dinner
- Let’s party!
- 10:00 pm – Twain’s or another bar (depends on how we’re all feeling) – hang out, finish the evening
- 6:00 am – 11:00 am – Holiday Inn, Side room by the breakfast area – Farewell breakfast
- Afternoon – Chilling out at The House