It's been a while since I posted a wedding update and there's plenty to report. Actually, though, the title of this post might be a little misleading. Don't save the date. Because you're not invited. We're keeping our November wedding very small and low-key with only seven attendees: our parents and siblings.
By keeping the wedding small, we're also keeping the budget small, even by splurging on nice things like fancy hotels and gourmet meals.
When: Friday, November 11, 2011
Afterwards, we'll have dinner at a local restaurant, Tru, which had a semi-private dining room just the right size for our party of 9. Other options only had rooms for large groups so we were very happy to stumble upon this after some Yelp research.
It was fun to ask friends for Chicago recommendations as we planned. It's such a massive city with so much to do, we needed some experts to help us navigate. There's no way we'll be able to do it all in the three days we have for the wedding, so I foresee many Chicago trips in our future. We haven't been once since we moved to Michigan, only 4 hours away. And Matt has never been!
This weekend I made some major progress on the planning front. Buying our Amtrak tickets for the trip, purchasing my dress (!)(more on that later), and getting in touch with friends from my 48 Waltham studio days in Boston to hopefully make my ring and announcements (invitations aren't really necessary when you have 7 guests, but I still wanted pretty paper). It's finally feeling real.