Yes, theknot.com proudly lets me know how few days there are until the wedding, and how many things there are yet to do. I'm grateful, but also a little panicked!
We've got the invites out, the favors are about to be ordered, a florist lined up (thanks, Gen!: Posies studio), and things are really coming together. Except for our house, that is. (In case you didn't know, we're also moving to California - Kevin goes in 2 weeks, and I follow after our wedding.)
We're set for another visit to Bayonet Farm in Holmdel in about a week. Our florist needs to see it and envision some things, and we'd like to check out electrical outlets for music equipment and lighting. There is just one thing I think the folks who run Bayonet should consider, if money ever allows - hiring a person to coordinate all that needs to be done to hold weddings there. Even if it were a part-time or seasonal position, it would be a great help. For instance: we have a caterer who's new to the venue and needs several permits from different township departments, questions about lighting and things like electricity, and other minor questions, and I really feel like I might be a nuisance. Imagine if you were the person in charge of renting out Bayonet and had multiple questions, multiple calls, from multiple brides and multiple vendors of all the weddings to be held there. How would you get any other work accomplished?
Anyway, I'm still really looking forward to having my reception there. It's a perfect location and has all the charm and appeal of a country party. It's just that coordinating everything is turning out to be quite a task. I'm not only talking about Bayonet, but also all parties involved in the ceremony. Who's staying where, and when? How are they getting to the ceremony? The reception? All of this will come together, I keep telling myself. Thank goodness we live in the age of cell phones and email. I know it will all come together in the end! I suppose this is why people who can afford it hire wedding coordinators...