Welcome to the Ultimate Coffee Date Link Up, where we imagine that we are getting together for coffee (or tea, or your favorite relaxing beverage), and share what’s going on in our lives. It’s a chance to get to know each other better and support each other in all our endeavors. Since it’s no fun to have coffee alone, make sure you leave comments on other blogs in the link up, and don’t forget to visit my co-host Deborah at Confessions Of A Mother Runner.
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The Ultimate Coffee Date
This edition of the Ultimate Coffee Date falls on a very special day for me–my 28th wedding anniversary! We don’t have plans for an epic bike ride this year, but we probably will go for a bike ride before we check out Oktoberfest in Shirlington or The Taste Of Georgetown–or maybe we’ll do both?
If you’ve known me for a while, you know that I married my high school sweetheart and got married the October after I graduated from college. Now that I have a recent college graduate living in my house, I don’t know how I pulled it off. I did have the summer off before starting grad school, and we had a relatively simple wedding, but still!
I remember buying my dress at David’s Bridal Shop, ordering invitations, paper napkins and souvenir match boxes (!) at a local store, figuring out how to make my own veil, and making the cake topper and place setting decorations. I remember that my Mom took care of all the food–ordering some, making some, and overseeing the cake. Since I was in school by our wedding day, we postponed our honeymoon until Spring Break, but we spent our wedding night at a hotel in D.C. to make it more special.
So, if we were having coffee, I would ask my married friends about their wedding days.
Were there specific details that you stressed over? Did anything go “wrong”? (Our limo was late, but not so late that the guests were ready to leave before we did!)
And, if we were having coffee, I would ask my un-married friends if they have given any thought to their “dream” weddings.
Do you want a traditional wedding? Are you likely to get married close to home or have a destination wedding?
Thank you for indulging my wedding day memories!