Tuesday, December 28, 2010

#27: HitchBlog FAQ-updated 12/28/10

A Comprehensive Guide to All Possible Questions About Our Wedding

What kind of wedding is this gonna be, anyways?

We’re a pretty non-traditional couple, if you hadn’t noticed! We’re looking forward to a small and intimate affair – we hope to create a cozy and laid-back environment for our families and friends to celebrate this special time with us. We want everyone to dress up as much as they want for the afternoon ceremony, and then prepare to kick back and enjoy the evening drinking some fabulous wine and eating some fabulous food. We’re calling the dress code “After Five,” which means dressier than than home/school/work clothes but feel free to wear khakis and a button-down! There will be a professional photographer present to document your fashion choices! (It isn't NECESSARY to consider that a threat...but you can... ha.)

What about the ceremony?

We’re looking forward to having a simple ceremony where someone (TBD) will “read us our rights” as we stand up with our closest friends and families. Logistically: We will definitely have more specific information as the event gets closer.

What kind of reception are you having, and where will it be?

The wedding will be taking place outdoors (TBD), and the dinner/reception will take place at our house. If it’s nice outside, we’ll be celebrating "al fresco." If it’s raining, we’ll set up under shelter or indoors.

How many people are coming?

Out of both desire and necessity, this will be a small family affair. We are limiting guests to the amount of people we feel can fit comfortably into our back yard; the very max number would probably be around 50... .

What if it rains?

Bring a RAINBRELLA and some wellies!

Where exactly is the event located, and how should we get there?

Now that we're having it in Richmond, all of that will be easy-peasy! You can fly into the Richmond International Airport or drive the fairly straightforward highway system practically to our front door. I will recommend a few hotels that I know are nice, but if you search hotels near our address on Expedia you can see the full range and decide based on your budget and accommodation requirements.

Where should we stay the night(s)?

Here are a few nicer hotels in areas near food, shopping, and fun:

Aloft Richmond West, Short Pump
Omni Richmond Hotel, Downtown
The Berkeley Hotel, Shockoe Bottom
The Museum District Bed and Breakfast, Museum District near Carytown/VCU

When should we plan on getting there?

It's really up to you. Please feel free to just swoop in for the day, or come a day or two early and have yourselves a mini-vacation.

As far as our availability to hang out prior to the wedding - I'm sure we'll be doing stuff at various times, but we live here so we'll be around. I'll post some fun Richmond locations/events sometime soonish so that you can explore Richmond while you're here, if that sounds interesting to you!

Where are you registered?

You know what? We've been living together for years and we have all kinds of the kind of stuff people buy newlyweds, as well as some investment pieces. Please feel free to send or bring a gift if you like but we would especially love to get gift cards and that sort of thing. We're also still saving up for our dream honeymoon to Europe if you would be interested in donating to the cause - we'll be setting up a paypal account sometime in the near future and then I'll post a link to it on the blog... Charlie's never had a Schnitzel und Bier in Bavaria and I've always wanted to people-watch with a Croissant and a Cafe Creme in Paris...

Some places that would make wunnerful gift card locations:

-Airlines/Frequent Flyer Miles
-Visa/Mastercard/American Express gift cards
-Trader Joe's
-Home Goods
-TJ Maxx
-Crate and Barrel
-Williams Sonoma
-PARIS... A gift card for PARIS... do they have those? =)

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