Thursday, September 15, 2011

I haven't been all wedding talk...

So I found out yesterday that my grandmother has terminal cancer and has a couple of weeks to live. So I am packing up to head out west to spend her last days with her. She has graciously said she wants to help me make some wedding decisions. So my huge wedding binder will make the trip with me as well. She also has some things that she wants me to bring back with me for the wedding. As sad as this time is, I am so blessed to know I have this time left with her to make some special memories and hopefully use some things from her wedding 65 years ago! They just celebrated their 65th Anniversary last month. She hasn't met Mr. C yet because my grandparents haven't traveled in years and it is expensive to fly out west for two people. He is being fabulous and taking a couple of days off to spend a long weekend with us so she can meet him. Lately, if it isn't one thing, it is another but I appreciate all of your sweet messages and patience with me as I am dealing with the ever changing things around me.

All things wedding...
We have narrowed it down to 3 wedding venues in the DC area.
1. Springfield Country Club - our family friends have a membership and want to offer this to us as a location.
2. Westin - Washington DC - Mr. C's company has deals with the Westin so we would be getting a reasonable rate for the hotel.
3. Tyson's Corner Marriott - Mr. C and I have built up points over the years which would reduce the cost

My goal is to have a deposit down on a place shortly, we are still in the negotiating stage.

After I finalize the place - hopefully by next weekend, I am going to send out an updated Save the Date email card. Yes, I am going cheap again on the Save the Dates.

We had to sit down and go over the guest list again as we were planning to send invitations to all we wanted, knowing that not everyone would be able to make our destination but expressed that they wanted an invitation. We are inviting 75 people, knowing that usually 75% of the people you invite will show up.

Looking forward to reading your blogs! Hope you are having a great start to the school year.

Until next time....


  1. I am sorry about your grandmother...but I think it is wonderful that you two are visiting and that she will be part of the planning process. Enjoy your time together.

  2. I'm very sorry to hear about your grandmother, though I think it is AWESOME that you get to spend this time with her and she can share stuff about her wedding with you. And I think its awesome that Mr. C is going to spend a weekend there so she can meet him. Congrats on their 65th anniversary too! Thats amazing.
    I hope I'm married that long.
    Good luck choosing a venue!

    Keep your head up. I know that this time is going to suck a lot, but try and keep your head up. Cherish the time you have left and celebrate life.

  3. I am so so sorry to hear about your grandmother. It is so nice that you will have this time with her now and she can help you with some things. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family!