Friday, September 12, 2014
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Guys, we are T-minus 11 days to the wedding. We are just about wrapping everything up, and from my last wedding list update a few weeks ago, the only things we are still working on are: picking up the marriage license when we get back in a week, wrapping all of the bridal party gifts, finishing up calligraphy for the place cards, assembling the favors, and finishing finding my something old-new-borrowed-blue.
we Mike completely finished since my last update was the seating chart. This guy was on his game; even the wedding planner didn't believe he did it all himself! Using the Post Its was so effective and made it so easy to visualize everything and move people around.
All you need is:
- Poster board
- Something round to draw the tables
- Pen or Sharpie
- Post-it Page Markers or tabs in a different color for each meal choice- Your master wedding invitation list with meal choices
1. Start with a table layout map from your reception venue and transfer it onto your poster board.
2. Write each person's name on a Post-it and color code them for each meal. For example we had: blue for sirloin and shrimp; orange for pumpkin and sage ravioli; pink for gluten free; and green for kids' meals.
3. Start sticking! Instead of sticking people around a table, we chose to stick dates together horizontally to make sure they moved together.
4. Double, triple, quadruple count the number of people, meals, and seats at each table before submitting anything!
The finished product!
I was not compensated by Post-it in any way for this post... though I should have been.
Posted by Meg Doherty at 8:45 AM
Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Monday, September 8, 2014
|my day Friday was spent making Bloody Marys, drinking beer, and driving around the golf course|
|this country club winning my heart with candy bars all over the place|
|gala with my team|
|and this is where we stayed...|
|you know it's fancy when there's a bathtub with shutters to the main bedroom... and it was a glorious bathtub|
|The Sanctuary Hotel|
|I could live like this...|
|As if turndown service, free drinks, and beautiful views weren't enough, the hotel rented out Mercedes SL 550s for free to guests. Yeah, we took advantage and cruised back to the Ocean Course for dinner.|
|Ocean Course Fizz and seafood for me!|
|Our mode of transportation changed slightly on Sunday when we went for an 8-mile bike ride down the beach and around the island.|
Friday, September 5, 2014
A few weeks ago, I shared Part 1 of study abroad trip during the summer of 2009. Here's the second half of my adventure...
Field trip to World War II Luxembourg American and German cemeteries for American Memorial Day
Field trip to Bonn, Germany
Meeting with the Mayor of Luxembourg in Lux City
Weekend in Paris
|Basilica de Sacre Coeur|
|Mass at Notre Dame|
|Fritillaries by Van Gogh|
Field trip to Strasbourg, France
Wine Tasting in Luxembourg
Fields around our residence in Mondorf Les Baines
|Channeling Maria Von Trapp|
|Jumping fences to hang out with cows|
We stayed at Am Klouschter, a hotel which once was a kloster [or monastery] for nuns, in which nuns still live on the top floor
|view from our room|
|the lawn outside where we played badminton or volleyball every day after class|