Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Getting Married Soon! Thus, all of my free time is spent stalking the world wide web for all things wedding. So much good stuff out there, it's hard to keep track of. My "favorites" has grown exponentially... I can see how someone can have a full-time job being a wedding planner. The details! The table cards! The thank you notes! The satin or sateen or silk chair cover sashes! It's all too much... too much fun.

Don't you LOVE our wedding invitations? Me too!

I ordered them from a wedding invitation site online (my mom tried to persuade me to go to a stationary shop but this was less expensive and still great quality) at I kind of cringe at the "diva" in their name but they have some nice stuff, if you're in the market for invitations, inner envelopes, response cards, and such. :)

We are having a photo booth at our wedding, too. I first got the idea last summer while perusing some blogs, and stumbled across pictures of someone's wedding who had it at the reception. Now it seems photo booths are a major hit (as seen at parties for BlogHer and the like) and I feel like a copy-cat, even though I've had mine booked for over 8 months. Oh well. Imitation is the most sincere form of flattery, right?

Last but not least... a woman is marrying us. I was nervous that both Nick and my parents would be somewhat old-fashioned and want a man to do the ceremony. Since neither of us is especially religious, that knocked out the idea of having a priest or minister, and we were left to our Googling devices. Surprisingly, most of the people I found online were women. When we met with our officiant, she pointed out that it's because traditionally, in the wedding officiant biz, men are the breadwinners and the women do this as a part-time job. She said it's nearly impossible to officiate weddings full-time and make a full-time salary to support yourself. So if you see a man offering his services, he's likely doing wedding officiating on top of other things to keep the cash flowing. The one man we did find seemed "off", so I googled him and found out that he also buys and sells web domains. Kind of random. He purchased something along the lines of and has it up for sale. I know it's the same guy because of his unique name and also his local phone number is on both sites! Very random, and not the type of guy I'd want to marry us.
Phew - that was a long story with no real point - other than to say most people we found online were women, so there you have it. I know Revernd Christine will do a fantastic job and I'm excited to have found her.
And I swear, I'm not the girl who has been dreaming of her wedding for 20 years, etc. I am very very much looking forward to my wedding, don't get me wrong, but I'm not one of these fairy-princess brides who wear cupcake dresses. But I gotta tell you, I have a sweet spot in my heart for watching brides try on dresses. In the 5 times I've been to the bridal shop, I usually have the most fun watching other brides, rather than getting into my own dress. It's such a happy time for people and it's nice to be around such good energy.
Hopefully I'll get on a blog-roll once again. I've been neglectful, I know. Most posts to come...

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Life Lesson # 200

I just drove all the way (a whole 0.5 miles - but! I had to make a left turn out of my place of work!  Left turns at noon-time are brutal!) to Wendy's for a scrumptious and healthy salad, got back to my desk, prepared the self for the glorious consumption of said salad, and alas, there's no salad dressing!


Life Lesson # 200 is to always check your Wendy's bag for a complete order before pulling away from the drive-through stop eating fast food.