Friday, February 19, 2010

28 Days!

Ladies, we are coming down to the wire. I'm getting really excited! Mr. Fairfax and I are planning to go get our marriage license sometime next week (I'm playing hooky from work, shhh), and then we're meeting with our officiant, Georgiana, the following weekend, March 6. Big bananas!

We've got the big stuff basically out of the way so now it's just all these little details lying around we need to get in order. Here's my (somewhat abridged) list:

Out-of-towner Welcome Bags. Not thinking of anything huge, just a little bag with a Welcome note, some touristy things to do in the area, and then some little token local item. Right now I'm really liking the idea of a sample-size soap from Union Street Soapworks. The guy's at the Clarendon and Columbia Pike farmers markets (among others), I've bought his soap before, it's awesome. The sample size soaps are like $1. Easy!

Parent & Reader Gifts. We really want to do something nice to give back to our parents. My mom is doing the flowers and a bunch of other stuff, and then Mr. Fairfax's parents are really going all out. In addition to contributing financially to the event (plus our honeymoon!) and helping us out in a lot of other ways, they let us have their anniversary date! I'm so far at a loss as to what to do for them. They will probably feel uncomfortable if we try getting them something expensive.. And then of course we have two very special ladies doing readings for us during the ceremony and it would be nice to give them some kind of thank-you gift.. Any ideas??

First Dance?! We still have not decided what we're doing for our first dance. If anyone is familiar with these things, can you tell me, can you do the foxtrot to the song "I've Just Seen a Face," by the Beatles? I keep going back to that song, I'd really love to go with that one, but we have limited time to learn new dances.. We may sign up for one private lesson at the Dance Factory to try to do some light choreography..

Week-of and Day-of Schedules. When are various key people getting to town? What needs to be done which day? When can I get a mani-pedi?? Who's getting the flowers from the studio to the venue? Who's delivering the beer/wine to the venue? ETC. I'm meeting with my day-of coordinator this coming Monday, a lot of these questions should be answered then.

I think I could go on but you guys get the picture. We're in the final month and it's getting awesome and intense, but I'm still calm. Give me a couple more weeks, we'll see how it gets... ;)

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Blogger Lara said...

you are down to the wire! so exciting. my fiance and i are considering the dance factory as well. please put a post up after you go! i'm eager to hear what the experience is like :)

Saturday, February 20, 2010 9:41:00 AM  
Blogger Miss Fairfax said...

oh! yes I will have to do a post on it, we have already done a 4-week dancing course, and had one 30-min private lesson, I could definitely chat about that. briefly: I recommend it! We did the foxtrot-waltz-tango series, if you have time/money I would do all 3 of their Ballroom I classes so you learn more dances and see which ones you're best at. I think we'll definitely at least go back for another private lesson.

Monday, February 22, 2010 3:07:00 PM  
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