Archive for October, 2007

The Guest List

Monday, October 22nd, 2007

Well you will all be happy to hear, that after yet another long road trip (this time to Chicago, see pictures here), we managed to lock down the guest list for our wedding. There are about 40 people we would like to invite that had to be cut off the list, but hopefully thanks to people replying “I’m not coming” we’ll be able to squeeze all of them in.

I would just like to reiterate how good a 6 to 8 hour drive can be when it comes to planning a wedding. Neither party has anything that can distract them, and really, there isn’t much else to do while driving other than listen to the radio and look for gas stations.

Now if only we could figure out what we are actually going to do for invites… Amber seems to have 1 idea… I seem to have another.

One last note: We meet with the photographer tomorrow. We’ll let you know how that goes, and if we go with them, we’ll post their name :-).

The Wedding Participants

Monday, October 1st, 2007

Well of course the main participants in our wedding are Justin and me. We have also asked a few people to join us in celebrating in a closer way.

We have asked Derek Broten to perform our sermon. Pastor Dean Nadasdy will be overseeing and officiating the wedding, but Derek will be doing our message.

Joel Symmank will be performing the music at the ceremony. I really have no idea what songs I (we) want him to play, so any suggestions would be much appreciated!

For the wedding party itself, not everyone has been officially asked yet.

Ashley (my sister) is my maid of honor, and Amy (Justin’s sister) and Nikki (my best friend) are bridesmaids. I will have one more bridesmaid (hopefully!) but she is going to receive my request in a couple of weeks when she arrives in India and gets my letter to her.

Richard (Justin’s best friend) is his best man, and John (our friend) and Darin (Justin’s cousin) are his groomsmen. His fourth groomsmen will be his cousin John, whom he still needs to ask.

My cousin Sierra is our flower girl and Justin’s cousin Trevor is the ring bearer.

We will have 2-3 ushers who have yet to be declared, as well as two readers we have to decide on.

The lucky thing is that we have a lot of time to decide!