Monday, June 12, 2006

Due Day has past for RSVPs!Liquor... Age appropriate showers... and everyone has got their dress...
I just realized when I got my Grandma's RSVP today with a note that said, "Sorry its late," that our due date has past for RSVPs.
So just a shout out to anyone that hasn't gotten theirs in to drop it in the mail ASAP so we can order up alcohol, drinks, and food for everyone and start organizing. I meet up with the rental agency on Thursday to figure out what the layout of the lodge is going to be. A lot of that will depend on how many tables we will be putting out. The more people coming the more stuffed in we will be.

So, get 'em in! Thanks to everyone who got back to us so promptly! Can't wait to see everyone.
Pop-o, Momma and I went and bought the wine. All the alcohol is going to be out of the Amana Colonies. Pop-o is looking into getting the almond flavored champagne which he loved. I trust his palette because usually it agrees with mine... dark beer, red wine, dark chocolate, and salt- pretty simple. Of course we like other things too but when it comes to the finer things- we usually agree. Anyway, I don't usually like champane. Its usually not really champane but a sulfuric, yeasty version of a Zin or fizz sweet wine. I do not enjoy sweet wine unless its over 100 degrees outside, the wine (if you want to call it that) is ice cold, I've been working out in the yard all day, and I'm dying of thirst, and I have a really nice plate of seafood in front of me.
Momma got her dress. I will refrain from posting a pic of it so that she can reserve an air of mystery of what she's going to look like. I will say that I think she should go and find a nice sweeping hat to top it off. I will also say that the color is "dusty rose".
I also saw the flower girl's dress... so adorable. Her Momma's found it at Dillards. It is off white with a shirt that has two tiers of chiffon with little petals encased in the chiffon. It also has a sash of chiffon with petals encase there too! I can't wait to see it. Mae (that's her name) decided that she needs to go down the aisle in a carriage like Cinderella. I can't wait to see her in all her glory. I do believe she may upstage the Bride! That Mae...
Next on the wedding agenda is the wedding shower. Mom is throwing one for me in Cedar Falls. I know it will be fun to get some of us all together and do some wedding preparation but I can't help but feel a bit uncomfortable about having this be a gift getting thing. Isn't the wedding enough in this day in age? I think so. I think we are going to make it a "travel" themed shower. I know this is supposed to be normal but it can get a little excessive with all the things that go on before a marriage. I guess since I've been with Kent for so long and he's 35 and I'm 29 years old it isn't like we're a couple of spring chickens setting out in the world. We've been forging our way without the fanfare thus far and to do all the same things that the 19 year olds or the kids in their early 20s seems a bit odd. What do you guys think is the appropriate route to approach all this wedding business? Go all traditional or adjust it according to our age?

4 comments:

Missy said...

Oh Katy I wish I could be there. I LOVE weddings. My best friend got married a couple of weekends ago. It was her 2nd and she still had all of the fanfare - eho cares how old you are. It is still your first wedding. I wish I could get married again (not to a different man this time though) I would do it over and over again. Of course I love to entertain. I would love to see pictures of flowers, your cake etc. if you want to share. I thought your invites were beautiful! I was the maid of honor in that wedding and I had my hair done (typical) but my makeup professionaly done as well - it was awesome, fake eyelashes and the whole bit. If that is possible for you I HIGHLY recomend it. The girl really new what she was doing and does it in such a way that it looks great in the photos. I did my own for my wedding and I that was fine but I can see the difference bewtween the two for sure. What kind of gifts go with the travel theme shower? Since you feel like your "old" (whatever) there are a ton of themem showers now, of course lingerie, but what about a bar themed shower, with glasses, wine etc? Also the kitchen shower - you guys might be set there though. You didn't register for very much either, which you know means people will be going off on their own if your list is bought up. Guests WANT to buy gifts so why not ask for what you want!

Missy said...

Oh - is the Dillards and JC Penny knew? I only saw the Target one before.

Katy said...

they were there too- also @Lenox.com

Chet & Gini said...

Missy's message was so long - I had to go and review your post to remember what I wanted to say! Sorry Kate - but you are a spring chicken as far as I'm conceren. And have the wedding trimmings you want. Most people are just happy that you're happy - and if anyone isnt, then they don't count.