Sunday, March 14, 2010

Thank you all

To everyone who read the blog and gave me helpful feedback and support..

Thank you!
Thank you!!
Thank you!!!

We had a wonderful time on our amazing day and can't wait to begin our lives together.

But for now! Off to Playa del Carmen!!

Much love,

Saturday, March 6, 2010


Sensitive subject, tipping is. I tend to over tip, to Mr. SB's chagrin. We ate a diner the other day, $16 or so for the bill. Seeing as I n.e.v.e.r. have change, I had a $5 that I was happy to leave and he was shocked. In my mind, the extra $2 doesn't make a big difference to me but maybe the waitress (who obviously doesn't make a ton of money) will appreciate the "big" tip. Or maybe I'm delusional. Whatever.

(Counterpoint: Mr. SB tells me it's not my job to make up for salary injustice in the world by paying more for my meals.)

Anyway, this wedding business... we're paying some people a bomb-diggity amount for their services already. And some people own their own business while others work for companies. So who to tip? And how much? (*Seriously... there are MORE decisions to make?!)

Probably WILL tip:
  • Guitarist - works for an entertainment company
  • Violinist - same as above
  • DJ - same as above
  • Priest

Probably will NOT tip:
  • Civil officiant - charging us a (large) flat fee for services
  • Pianist - charging a us a (smaller, but still large) flat fee for services
  • Photographer - works for herself, we're already providing a meal
  • Cake baker
  • Florist
  • Venue owner

  • Catering staff - a full 9% surcharge is added as "gratuity" on top of the lots of money we're spending on labor
Am I missing any one? And would you do anything differently? And do you pay by cash or check?

I think I need to hire a decision maker for this last week......

It's 1am and I'm writing checks.

Mr. SB had to work 11p-7a tonight and we went out to a big dinner after a long day/week. We got back from eating and he wanted to take a nap before work. Well.... that sounded like a good idea to me too. Until I woke up at 1 a. m. bright eyed & bushy tailed.

So here I am trying to bore myself back to sleep by paying wedding bills.

Which now that I think about it... might not be the best idea...

Anyway, part of me is really excited that all the balances are now due because it means this whole wedding thing is really happening soon. And the main part of me can't believe how much money will be hemorrhaging out of my checkbook soon! (The wedding industry is a conspiracy I tell you!)

But I can't wait... can't wait.. can't wait!!

*Happy dance!*

Thursday, March 4, 2010


That was the title of the email I sent Mr. SB when I checked the 10 day forecast today, the first day our wedding date appears.

I'm only allowing myself to check the site once a day, but they'd better change their minds!!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Almost a really bad day.

As most of you know, I love my fur babies very very much.

And as many of you know, this morning when I woke up, my back door was wiiiiiiiiiiiiide open, Elliot was soaking wet inside, and Olivia was gone. :( No frowny emoticon can express how. unbelievably. sad. I was as I drove to work. Luckily, Mr. SB had the day off and spent three full hours looking for her, making signs, driving, walking around in the POURING rain. And amazingly, he found her. And she must have been cold and tired enough to let him catch her. So sassy pants Olivia is back home safe and sound. Both kitties are acting a little lethargic, so hopefully they didn't catch a cold or something, but I'm soooo soooo sooo sooo so relieved.

Hug a loved one, even if they're furry!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Frank Sinatra vs. Rod Stewart

We picked our first dance song, but had to select the version of it to play. We narrowed it down to two choices.

Old Blue Eyes.

Or this guy

What a funny choice. What do you think we chose???

Monday, March 1, 2010


So, I ordered the cake topper. And really was excited about it. And got the pictures of it from the topper-maker and was really pleased.

And then I called our baker to confirm our cake order. And my bubble was popped big time.

Our topper (which I'm not showing you but is really cute) is on a 5" square base. Our cake was going to have a 5" round top layer.

A 5" square on a 5" circle.
Doesn't fit.

  • Have a 6" top layer (and pay for the additional servings)
  • Try and cut the topper base down
  • Try and pull the little clay guys off the topper and stick them on there another way
  • Set the topper next to the cake and call it a "next-er" not a "topper". Harhar.

A 5" square on a 6" circle.
Still doesn't fit.

I mentioned putting the topper next to the cake to Mr. SB & he said "well, that's no fun." So I guess I'll have to wait to receive the topper and see if I can more easily take it apart or cut down the base.

What do you think is the best option?