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A lot of you (ok three of you) have wondered what’s been going on with my wedding blog and for that matter, my wedding plans.

Well, I’ve still been wedding blogging, just not here. See, every week I have this writing gig over at www.tweetmywedding.blogspot.com and it’s kind of all that I’ve had time to keep up with, what with the mother ship and all.  I know you might not want to go dig through a bunch of old posts over there, so I’ll make it easy for you. Here are some summaries:

September 15– I start thinking about winter weight gain as it relates to a February wedding.

September 29 – I discuss my recent trip to Blogher Food and an encounter with the author of 52 Fights: A Newlywed’s Confession. I also promise a full review of the book, which I’m actually still reading. I’m getting close to the end so hold tight.

October 6: I talk about Molly’s wedding and try to describe the centerpieces, which I later learned contained lovely green hedge apples. A unique fruit that made a dazzling presentation. Picture!

October 13: I discuss the JK Wedding March as spoofed in The Office Wedding episode. And I pose the question: Pro entrance funky dance or anti?

October 20: I admit that I’ve been somewhat lax in my wedding plans, but that we did meet with the pastor, and I made my wedding hair appointment. Honestly, it was a pretty lame post. I was in a wedding rut, what can I say?

October 27: I discuss bridal stereotypes and share how my lack of traditional brideyness was a turn-off to a Helzberg sales lady.

November 3: I recap the Perfect Wedding bridal show I attended with my amazing photographer, Aaron Newell of Blue Rue Studio and offer tips to other brides thinking of attending a large bridal show.

November 10: For brides, we sure do have committment issues. Mine involve my shoes. This post is all things shoes…including a link to the wedding shoes I hope to buy after Christmas!

 November 17:  Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue…. I found my something old. It’s a beautiful broach to wear on my dress. Pictures!

November 24: Bridesmaid shopping by numbers, including links to all the dresses my Team Quirky members picked.

Today: More about winter weight gain, specifically the holidays.

So there you have it. You are all caught up on my wedding plans. But don’t go anywhere!

We still have:

  • To put the final touches on the invites
  • To buy the veil (birdcage style)
  • Alterations to the dress (suck it in, baby!)
  • To purchase the beautiful red suede Gabrielle Rocha shoes
  • To meet the photographer
  • To meet the caterer
  • To meet the invite designer
  • Taste the cake with my future mother-in-law
  • A quirky bachelorette party (There has been talk of roller derby!)
  • Pre-wedding counseling with the pastor
  • Discuss music
  • Dress the groomsmen
  • And holy crap, FLOWERS. I really need to get on that.

Lots to say, lots to do. Stay tuned.


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Weddings, weddings everywhere

They are coming out of the sky, I tell you. Last night we threw a couples’ shower for Molly and her fiance. Kristin hosted it at her house and Molly’s twin sister and I played the roll as co-host. For me that basically meants, participating in a two-hour adventure to Costco and Hy-Vee, slicing my finger while I cut the cheese (tee hee), asking Kristin where she wanted things and then enjoying a great celebration.

Before the great Costco adventure, the fiance visited our first venue choice. Everything about it is perfect. I love the space, the character that the old theater gives and the price is fantastic. There is only one hitch: The bar would be open in that it provided beer and wine, but we could not do a premium liquor package, so those who wanted any liquor drinks would have to pay.

We could upgrade to a well package, but we don’t really think that’s a good use of funds. Most of our guests would drink liquor drinks but they would be more likely to ask for a “Jack and Coke” or other top shelf offering. Because the bar is set up, they can’t “hide” the booze, so people will see it’s there. What do you think about this? Have you been to a wedding where the bar was open but liquor was cash? Do you think it’s tacky? We would have four different wine options and five different domestic beer options and we were talking about adding 1 Boulevard beer into the mix for an additional (more reasonable than top shelf) fee.

Would it make a difference if I told you that there would be an icee machine? For seriousness!


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