Wedding Planning Frenzy

Good morning, friends!

The wedding planning portion of spring break has officially begun! Matt and his mom arrived here in DC yesterday — Matt was in Pittsburgh (where his family lives) over the weekend for a bachelor party so they drove down together. When they arrived, we had lunch before getting down to business!

Matt made us a bunch of turkey, hummus, and veggie pita sandwiches:

I made us all salads:

And Matt’s mom sliced us up some fruit and set the table. Team effort!

It was delicious! Perfect fuel before a busy day.

After lunch, Matt, his mom, and I all headed to Macy’s — our first stop for wedding registering! Registering was quite the experience — we had a nice lady help us set up our registry, give us a bunch of information, and then set us loose with the scanning gun!

Heh. It was fun — but also took way longer than we thought it would! It was really helpful having Matt’s mom with us to give us advice — although I think she may have regretted her decision to come when it took us 30 minutes just to figure out which towels to register for. 😉 These are big decisions, people! Haha.

We only made it about half way through registering at Macy’s before we had to head out — I guess we’ll have to finish another day! After registering, we met with the Chaplain we’d like to marry us. We’ll be going back for a few more sessions over the summer. He had us take a little personality test as a way to facilitate talking together about ways we approach things, etc. Very interesting! The Chaplain we chose actually works at the retirement community where my grandmother lives, and he is the one who presided over my grandfather’s funeral a few years ago, so it’s nice to have someone that means something to the family. After the meeting, Matt and I got my grandmother and met up with my mom and Matt’s mom for dinner. Fun night!

Today’s excitement is that we’re doing our official tasting!! It’s going to be intense — we’re tasting not only the actual reception food we picked out, but also some of the rehearsal food AND the cake! (We’re using the same caterer for the rehearsal and the reception.) It should be fun — both my mom and Matt’s mom will be with us — Matt’s mom is excited to see the place where we’re getting married since she hasn’t yet!

I’ll be back tomorrow with a full tasting recap, don’t worry. 😉 Have a good one, friends!

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