So we had two milestones this past weekend. First, we attended our first bridal show; second, we booked the dee jay for the wedding.
Now, I have to say that calling this a bridal show might be a little bit of a. . .stretch. To be fair, it was the first year for this expo. It was held at a Holiday Inn Express about forty five minutes north of us. After church on Sunday, Devyn, Greg and I drove up to Orange City, not quite sure what to expect.
We signed in and paid our small admission fee. As we waited at the registration desk to complete the prize tickets, the first thing we saw were brides. Well, actually, they were models dressed as brides, but the way that they wandered around the vendors and other attendees was a little creepy. They had other worldly smiles pasted on their perfectly made up faces, and they didn't look quite real.
Offsetting the weird brides was a pair of children dressed for a wedding party. They were adorable as they distributed booklets of information and ads to each person entering.
The breakfast area of the hotel housed the first set of vendors. There was a caterer serving food, a chocolate shop and of course, the dee jay, whom we had come to see. Another room offered a few more vendors, but as we wandered the tables, we realized how much we've accomplished already in planning the wedding.
We listened to the dee jay as we ate. We were impressed with her musical mix and equipment, and when we chatted with her, we liked her sensible attitude and willingness to make the wedding music completely tailored to Greg and Devyn's wishes. After some discussion, we decided to go ahead and book her.
Interestingly, we realized that Greg was the only groom there. "Isn't that cool?" I commented. Greg replied, "If by cool you mean awkward!!!" But we were glad he had come with us to hear Chris, our dee jay.
So. . .another item crossed off the list! Our only 'big' things left are the invitations, the flowers and the cake. . .and we're feeling pretty good about all of those.
Two hundred and thirty five days, and things are moving right along!