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The Weekend Wrap-Up

14 June 2010

This weekend was hot hot hot.  And nice and relaxing, which is always great – and just what I needed.

{} Friday was my regular day off from work, so I went to J’s warehouse to help with some things around there.  I also found time to go to the craft store and DSW for some fabulous shoes.  Now I need to find some place to store them…  My shoe racks are filled to the gills.

{} We met at home and went to get some kick ass ice cream from Baskin Robbins (owned by the same parent company as Double D, by the way!).  Then we spent time on our respective projects at home before watching The Fourth Kind.  Creepy.

{} Saturday we hit up IHOP for some fantastic breakfast, a nice change from our usual sausage-egg-and-cheese sandwiches.  We drove by a new house on the market and ran some errands.

{} We lounged around watching Home Improvement shows, scowling at the happy first-time buyers with the same amount of money as us who are able to buy mansions in cities, well, not ours.  Blower.

{} We got ready for the wedding of a family friend.  It was outdoors in 90 degree weather, plus humidity.  The house was gorgeous, the yard was gorgeous, the ceremony was gorgeous, ad nauseum.  Some things I’d like to take away from this wedding and apply to mine (because, after all, that’s part of the reason we go!):

            {} Ask the photographer with the flippity floppity flappers to TAKE. THEM. OFF. during the ceremony.  Who wants to hear her partner’s vows that he personally wrote interrupted by your photographer’s flip flops flapping around, up and down the aisle during the ceremony?  Not me.

{} If you have a microphone, use it during the ceremony.  Otherwise those vows you slaved over writing will go unheard by the majority of the guests (though your partner will still hear every word, which is most important)

            {} Offer salt and pepper on every table.  And bug spray if you’re having a wedding on the east coast in June at twilight.

{ Plastic Disposable Plates }

{ Plastic Disposable Plates }

            {} Disposable cutlery and place settings is okay!  Especially when they look like this:

            {} Sticking to your values and doing things your way scores you extra cool points, ie keeping it vegetarian or alcohol-free despite protests from family and friends.

            {} If you want your pet in the wedding, DO IT.

{} Sunday we lounged around some more with a nap thrown in, feeling somewhat bored and somewhat content with the slowness of the day.  The one thing I regret is spending the majority of the day dreading coming back to work for the long week ahead.

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. 14 June 2010 1:50 pm

    oh bug spray! i almost forgot the bug spray. good call. need to hit up sam’s club soon!

    i think these two points summed up just about everything all these wedding blogs are trying to say:

    {} Sticking to your values and doing things your way scores you extra cool points, ie keeping it vegetarian or alcohol-free despite protests from family and friends.

    {} If you want your pet in the wedding, DO IT.

    Just do you- the only theme your wedding should have is “us.”

  2. 14 June 2010 6:48 pm

    I’ve never seen disposable cutlery and dishes at a wedding before, but it makes sense!

    • 14 June 2010 8:02 pm

      Great sense. And it looked so chic. They paired it with those silver disposable cutleries, and it looked fantastic.

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