Friday, May 28, 2010


We have been really, really great at sticking to our budget, so it looks like you all will probably get fed a decent amount of snacks! You might still want to grab yourself a sandwich or a snack between the ceremony and the reception, but I think there will be adequate nibbles for everyone. The food is also super delicious-- we tasted it last night.

All we're still stressing about a little bit is how to get the beer, wine, and cake to the wedding.

Any volunteers...? We love you...

Monday, May 24, 2010


Forgive my egotism, but I got my first wedding hair trial on Friday. What do you think? Also, it looked great for about two hours and then it started to kind of wilt. She said she'd do it more intensely on the morning of the wedding, but any advice from my lady friends who do their hair? I figured I'd buy a can of Aquanet...

Accommodations, Part II

My friend Karen offered a terrific suggestion for those of you on a serious budget. She said:

At the Vanderbuilt YMCA, you can get a "room to yourself with linens (and fridge I think) in midtown - call and check the story is right - can't go wrong at $50/night"

Sunday, May 23, 2010


Chris's cousin Melissa figured out that there's a new Sheraton hotel in Brooklyn that's reasonably affordable.

In addition, people should definitely consider staying in Manhattan, since the wedding is so close to the Brooklyn/Manhattan border. There are more hotels there, so it might be easier to get a decent deal. I can't attest to the quality of these, since I've never stayed in a hotel in NYC, but people may want to consider them!

Location Information

The Dumbo Arts Center is located here, near the F to York Street and the A/C to High Street.

Anyone who wishes to take the LIRR would probably be better off traveling to Penn Station; the event is only about one stop into Brooklyn from Manhattan.

The street parking situation is not so good, but you could consider paid parking nearby here.

Please let me know if you'd like more customized advice about directions!!

So, I still suck at blogging...

But I'm trying to get better!

The wedding's in a few weeks (I refuse to count the days; it's too stressful). A few of you have asked if there's anything you can do to help, so here are some ideas! Love you all, whether you can lend a hand or not! ;)

1. Figure out what background music to play while everyone but me walks down the aisle (we have a special song for that)

2. Figure out what appropriate iPod dock volume to play it at and who will man the iPod dock.

3. Figure out who will help set up the aisle and chairs.

4. Figure out who, with a car, can pick up our booze (and this might need to be at two places-- a beer distributor and Trader Joe's)
* We're not sure exactly where/how to store the booze and get it to the wedding. We could keep it at our apartment and then Chris and his brothers can take it in a cab to the wedding, though anyone with any other suggestions is welcome to share them!
* We were considering getting a keg, 'cause we're classy like that, but we're not sure how we'd keep it cold 'til Sunday afternoon
* We also want to get a case of Martinelli's because we'll have a lot of non-drinkers in attendance who we'd like to share a toast with us. Any clue where to get this?

5. Figure out who will pick up cake, plates, forks at Costco
* anyone with a membership want to take this on? Otherwise, we'll get a membership and someone with a car can go for us...

(PS: This is Liz, not Chris! He was accidentally logged on. Not that it matters...)