Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Questions answered, answers questioned

Well, you get to do the latter. Here are some of the questions we've fielded so far, and some answers. They may not appear to be helpful answers, but I'm not the most demanding bride. Yet.

What should we wear?
I'll be wearing a pretty dress, but most likely not a traditional wedding dress. (I'll borrow my sister's beautiful dress if my attempts to sew my own dress fail, but with support like this, how can I fail?)

Seth will wear a new suit, but no tie. Probably.

We will both wear nice shoes.

We'll have a professional photographer (thanks, dad!).

The cutest twin toddlers in the universe will be there, and you will want to kiss their fat cheeks, pick them up and feed them.

It will be a sunny Seattle afternoon with lots of light from two full walls of windows.

What do you want to wear?

Is this a formal wedding?

We'll start with a ceremony and end with cake, but there are no attendants and no religion--oh, and it's us getting married--so it's not super formal. It will be pretty and fun and meaningful and joyous. And you will play a big part in that.

What's to eat?

We're not exactly sure what is going to be on offer to eat at this time--still in negotiations--but there will be a delicious lunch and incredibly delicious cake. And there will be several beverage options including beer and juice, but no manhattans or martinis.

Tell me more about the venue!

It's really pretty and it's pretty much at the crest of the hill on Dexter, a street that I ride daily between work and home. Thus, it's not too far from our neighborhood in Ballard or my job in lower Queen Anne, and not far from downtown at all. It has a really pretty view of Lake Union and a nice balcony, and tons of parking that we won't need.

Are there any pre- or post-wedding event plans?

We're working on a rehearsal dinner type deal for Friday night for out-of-towners. Right now, that's looking like the whole of it.

Where should we stay?
We're lame and don't have a good answer for this question, but we think you're doing okay on your own so far. E-mail or call us if you need advice.

That's all I can really think of, but ask more questions, and I'll answer them here. Or Seth will. He's good like that.


Robin Howard said...

Dear Daphne and Seth,

Robert (Dad) and I are thrilled that you and Seth are getting married August 16th and have our travel set, we hope.

We leave St. Louis on Northwest at 10 am and arrive Seattle (SEATAC) at 4:58pm. We are renting a car and driving to our hotel, Quality Inn, 225 Aurora Ave N, 206-728-7666.

We would like to have dinner with you two and your Dad, Daphne, on Thursday evening for some family reunion hugging and visiting. It has been a very long time since we last saw Seth (7 or 8 years). The last time we were in Seattle was the year of the Flood 15 Years ago.

Would you call us or email Robert to confirm.

We look forward to meeting you and being a part of your wedding day.

All our love,
Dad and Robin

JvA said...

I'm so excited about your wedding! Congratulations!

Are you registered somewhere?