|literally - the only picture taken of Tommy and I at the dinner! thanks a heap Polly!|
Tommy and I bargain hunted like crazies when it came to our wedding...the venue...the DJ...the rehearsal dinner...the hotels...EVERYTHING. But boy did we hit the freaking jackpot when it came to that rehearsal dinner! We FEASTED at Big Foot BBQ in downtown Flagstaff - fab location, quirky rad atmosphere...DE-LISH-CIOUS eats. Holy God.
|meeting Heather and Jon of OneLove for the first time - I pretty sure I squealed and hugged them within the first second.|
This really was the meeting ground for most of our family members. It's where we introduced our aunts and uncles to eachother - it's where some of our friends starting becoming friends with eachother - and it's where we met our photogs...yay! Haha!
We didn't have anything really planned for this occassion - we wanted to treat all these fab folks who spent their holiday weekend to celebrate with us to some seriously southwestern fair. The cost ended up being roughly $10 per person - which is pretty sweet - and everyone ate themselves stupid. Except me - for some reason I just couldn't keep my ass in my seat long enough to chow DOWN. Granted...I ate...but usually in those situations I stuff my face until my belly hurts. Anyway...
Tommy and I got up and said some "thank yous" for those of us that came from so far to celebrate with us. I got all choked up...like a ninny...but eh.
|with my baby sister!|
So guys...my words of wisdom on this little topic...HAVE A REHEARSAL DINNER or WELCOME DINNER or WHATEVAYOUWANNACALLIT! I loved our super low key and relaxed atmosphere...nothing stuffy...rad space...plenty of alcohol that people could purchase themselves...simple food that was delish...and checkered tablecloths. Even if we ended up doing hot dogs and hamburgers it would have been fun. This was just a great way to welcome all the folks...and spend a lil bit of time with all these special someones. The day of the wedding doesn't always leave lots of time to spend with each guest! Make this time count!