Thursday, August 17, 2017

Wedding Countdown

Wedding countdown is in full swing in the Perkins' homes!

My daughter and her fiance have handled most of the planning (thank goodness!) allowing me to play with the fun parts. Don't worry, there'll be no spreadsheets and seating charts, they aren't as much fun to look at.

Things were much simpler when my husband and I got married - well, the ceremony part was simpler, but that's a different story. For this couple, the planning started last year. Seattle has a really short "wedding season" given its intensely beautiful summers and the kids' preference for an outdoor wedding. Once they decided on a venue, the adventure began.

We shopped for the dress - no, she didn't select this one, but I love the swirl of the train - and sipped champaign to celebrate when she found The Perfect Dress.  

Wine tasting in Woodinville is always fun. The wine for the reception dinner? Cases and cases stacked and ready. Caterer? Check. DJ? Check. Flowers? Check.

On and on.

And so their list of tasks clicked into the "done" column.

I got to do more of the fun stuff.

Shower with her Besties? Oh yeah.

Shower in the most beautiful backyard of my new... what do I call the mother of the groom...?

Wonderful Woman :)

I'll see her at the wedding 😊

Did you do most of the planning for your kid's wedding or let them handle it? Or does a quick trip to the courthouse sound like a better plan? Your turn! 

Cathy Perkins started writing when recurring characters and dialogue populated her day job commuting daydreams. Fortunately, that first novel lives under the bed, but she was hooked on the joy of creating stories. When not writing, she can be found doing battle with the beavers over the pond height or setting off on another travel adventure. Born and raised in South Carolina, she now lives in Washington with her husband, children, several dogs and the resident deer herd.

Her next book, DOUBLE DOWN, releases in September - after the wedding is over and all the guests have gone home. 

1 comment:

  1. Such a lovely contrast to the horror stories of dealing with bridezillas and all the stress. The expectations of wedding planning and the resulting stress are so high these days that I wonder if it's not enough to convince some people not to get married. Lucky you to have such a great daughter and future son-in-law! Enjoy the wedding!