Monday, August 31, 2009

Event times & directions

The ceremony will be at 11am at the Sunken Garden ( The parking lot is small but there’s plenty of on-street parking. The ceremony will be in the arbor just off the parking lot.

The reception is at our home. Best route directions from the garden to our home can be found at Food will be served @ noon.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

A few more details

Mary’s found the coupon from the dress shop that gets me my tux rental for free. That’s a nice savings.

The invitations have been mailed. I think the final count was 26 invitations inviting about 55 people. If you’re expecting one and don’t receive it by the end of this week drop us a line and we’ll look into it.

Even if you told me in person or by e-mail that you will or won’t be attending, please e-mail Mary (her address in on the invitation) since she’s the keeper of the official list.

Remembering that Mary and I both signed a contract with the tour company that we’re only to bring one carry-on-sized suitcase and one day-pack, new pieces of luggage have been purchased. Basically, large Adidas gym bags and the “official” day-packs from Rick Steves. Other recent travel-related purchased include an outlet adapter for the few electronic devices we’ll be packing, inflatable neck pillows for the long flights, and a 16GB SDHC card for my camera. (Which, at 8MP/fine resolution should hold 3500 photos. That should be enough ;-)

Monday, August 3, 2009

It’s all in the details…

We’re one month away and counting!  Here’s what we’ve gotten accomplished so far:

  • Michael and I went to the Lincoln City and County Building last week and got our marriage license.  We also rented Michael’s tuxedo and the reception tables, chairs, etc.  Still working on getting the tent for the reception… The arbor should be looking really nice by then as well.
  • The final details for the bride’s and groom’s cakes are being finalized tomorrow, which has been quite the adventure.   The cake lady has a rule about no one else’s cake can be served at the same venue as her cake due to legal and insurance issues, so we had to cancel the groom’s cake with the caterer and schedule it with the cake lady.  Go figure!
  • We’ve also made arrangements for two violinists, lovely and talented college students we discovered performing at the Farmer’s Market!
  • The judge has also been scheduled, as well as the photographer and the caterer.
  • The girls (Diana and Sara) and I are also going tomorrow for our hair consultation with a stylist that Diana used back in the fall who did a wonderful job.
  • Sara’s dress has been fitted, Diana’s will be fitted on the 11th, and mine on the 27th.  We still have minor details to follow up on, like shoes…
  • And last, but not least, Michael has been very busy printing the few formal invitations we are sending.  They will be mailed out on Wednesday!   Yay!  I think we’re getting there!