Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Help! ...Rehearsal Logistics


How long is the typical medical school graduation ceremony? We did research when planning the date of our wedding. The college normally holds graduation in May. We picked June 7th. Next year it's June 6th. Lovely. We thought about moving the date a week later (June 14th 2014) but that's also his mom's bday. Ortho residency would have orientation up to 2 weeks before July 1st leaving us no time for a honeymoon. As we proceed with the June 7th date right after graduation, I'm wondering if the 4 hour drive to graduation, sitting through it, driving back then going to our rehearsal dinner would even work for me and his parents or if we should go with a wedding day rehearsal brunch? My grandma really wants me to do a dinner. His mom who is paying for it wants a brunch. ... What would you guys do ? All my bridesmaids (5), my parents, and even maid of honor's parents have (without me asking or hinting) volunteered to help set it up if we chose a dinner... ugh decisions... HELP! lol

Options 1: Rehearsal and dinner Thursday (but not all the bridal party could make it)
                 Graduation and traveling on Friday
                 Wedding and reception Saturday

Option 2: Graduation, traveling, a very late rehearsal and dinner Friday (everyone could make it but super tired)
                Wedding and reception Saturday

Option 3: Graduation and travel Friday
                Rehearsal the morning of the wedding, brunch, wedding, and reception Saturday
                (Only problem here is being rushed on the wedding day and seeing each other before the wedding)


Please comment with thoughts.

Good news though! The actual bridesmaid dress swatch came in! Thank you to my lovely bridesmaid Amber for modeling! The dress is Jenny Yoo Fiona style in Turkish Blue. I tried so hard to get a picture of how it look in person. I swear it photographs so much darker and muted. The in person color is slightly darker version of robins egg blue. When I show people they think it's teal.