Been busy lately. I have been traveling quite a bit for work. Today I was in
, (love the accents). I am currently on a train heading to Boston Stamford CT. New England is beautiful in the fall. Tomorrow on to Kansas City and finally back home to on Thursday only to leave again for Friday and Saturday for an event at the factory. Detroit
All of this traveling is occurring right in the middle of wedding crunch time. T-minus four weeks until go time. Looming over us like a shadow. We have been spending a lot of time making all the little decisions. The big stuff was decided ages ago. Some of the decisions we had been putting off:
Menu – Happy to report to the carnivorous guests that it will NOT be a vegetarian menu. We went with a standard beef choice, chicken choice and of course, the
Alcohol – We had three levels of bar service to choose from. The planners fell into one of two camps. Those that wanted the upgraded bar service which adds top level alcohol and those who wanted the premium bar service which also added specialty liquors like Kahlua and Bailey’s. I was in the latter group but I lost out. We are going middle of the road. Personally, I think the bar is one of the things people notice most at a wedding. They like being able to order whatever they want. Sad to find out that the reception hall has a “no shot” policy. What fun is that? NONE. We must have at least one relative get rip roaring drunk and embarrass him or herself to the delight of the rest of us.
Chairs – No, it’s not a decision about whether we will have chairs. It’s about what kind of chairs we will have. Cost was the deciding factor on this one. Standard banquet chairs…..free. Chairs covered in satin with a ribbon tied around them…… $3.50 per chair. Fancy cane chairs in either gold or white …….. $9.50 per chair. I nearly choked on that last one. We went with the free chairs.
Decorations – Finalized our plans for the head table, the guest tables and the room in general. Think autumn leaves, trees, and apple harvests….. sounds awesome doesn’t it? It will be. My daughter and sister are very creative.
I have had to give up on a few things that are considered old fashioned by my daughter. She will not allow us to do the “Chicken Dance”, the “Hokey Pokey” or the "Macarena".
Guess I’ll just have to be happy with the “Hustle”. I need to practice though. Otherwise I will be the relative that embarrasses herself, no alcohol needed.