While the details are of course still being worked out, they envision a low-key and laid-back cocktail-style wedding for roughly 100 guests, with the ceremony and reception both held at a modern and fun art studio venue. I’m incredibly excited about this opportunity, and will definitely be blogging about my experience, lessons learned, and tips that I think can help other couples along the way.
Though I am certainly limited by not being located in Seattle myself, and was honest and upfront with our friends about those limitations, we all agree that I’ll still be able to play an advisory role throughout the process, traveling to Seattle in advance of the wedding to do a venue walk-through, coordinate the rehearsal and, of course, coordinate the wedding day.
Throughout the coming months, I’ll be continuously in touch with both they and their vendors via phone and email, and to start things off, I’ve sent over a custom timeline outlining what I think they’ll need to do each month to stay on track. We’ve also gone back and forth with various ideas and suggestions about booking the venue, choosing vendors and mapping out a basic game plan for the day.
I honestly can’t get over how so many of my goals are coming to light this year, even though it is only the beginning of February! Though it’s tough at times to balance everything I have going on, I know it’s worth every minute, and it feels like a lifetime ago that I was at my old "day job" in Congress.
How is 2011 shaping up for you so far? Have you ever had many of your goals become reality all at once, leaving you simultaneously thrilled and overwhelmed?
(Photo Credit: Downtown Seattle Hotels)