Hi from Miss Outer Banks
I am super super excited to be a new contributor to the DC NearlyWeds blog - I can't even remember how I found DC NearlyWeds, but it's one of my favorite, "check every morning as part of the pre-work routine" wedding blogs. First off, in the spirit of full disclosure, I'll just tell you all that I am not technically a "DC" NearlyWed - I'm getting married on the Outer Banks on September 26th, 2009 (I hear this is a popular wedding weekend)! I do, however, LIVE in Arlington, and I thought that I could definitely offer lots of insight regarding non-venue focused vendors, choices, decisions. Also, because I'm doing the semi-destination thing (and OBX is a popular venue for DC brides), perhaps we can all share advice for out of town weddings (or bringing in out of town guests to a DC wedding).
A little background on Mr. Outer Banks and I (and he is honesty thrilled to have this pseudonym). I am 28, and he is 35, we both work for a management consulting firm that mostly does work for the government. We met almost 3 years ago, though we didn't work on the same projects, we'd see each other every month for the monthly employee birthday parties. A few company happy hours led to us getting drinks on our own, led to a fateful trip to the Outer Banks, led to us! (that's the short story anyway - there may or may not have been an incident where I unceremoniously dumped Mr. Outer Banks after 2 weeks of dating and then begged him to forgive the HUGE mistake I made...4 months later).
I'll save the details of my wedding planning status for the next post, and I'll try to limit my ramblings to DC applicable wedding topics, but if anyone out there is getting married in the Outer Banks and wants my "two cents" - let me know!