Collin and I just returned from a “Bridal Showcase,” or “convention center filled with photo albums, cake samples, and models wandering around in Bridal gowns.”
We left with two tote bags filled with business cards, price sheets, and coupons. I imagine I’ll get around to looking through those sometime after I graduate.
Annie D will be delighted to know that I did shake hands with John Parker of the John Parker Band, and learned from him that the fan setup is a sweat-prevention tool. The windswept effect on his Swayze-like mane of hair is an incidental benefit.
We talked to facilities coordinators from a few venues we’re interested in, but I still feel like we have a lot of research to do on the venue front. On the one hand, we don’t want to spend a lot of money, time, and energy on decorations, which makes us interested in funky locations like the Heinz History Center. On the other hand, if we get married in a hotel ballroom we don’t have to worry as much about transportation and lodging. And the budget-conscious part of me still fantasizes about finding one of those mythical venues that allow outside catering.
Hopefully the showcase will have provided my wedding fix for the day, because I have a paper about light bulbs to write. Final thought: I’m glad I’m getting married in 2011, before the US phase-out of incandescent lightbulbs begins.