Sunday, November 30, 2008

Site Update!

Please note the new "Wedding Info At A Glance" section at the upper right. I'll fill in the pertinent info as it becomes available/finalized. Whee - technology!

Where To Stay . . .

I am working on getting rooms blocked at two hotels - one hotel in Chicago, and one hotel in a nearby suburb, probably Oak Brook. There is a convention in Chicago the weekend of our wedding, so hotels are pretty booked already. Also, Chicago hotels are not the cheapest...

Thus far, I think I will have a block of rooms at a Chicago hotel for about $180 a night (plus tax) - and parking will be about $30 a day. The rooms will be available for Friday and Saturday night. This hotel has a pool and fitness room and gorgeous views of downtown. Because the hotel is in Chicago, it will be close to all Chicago offerings -and about 5 minutes via cab/car to our reception site.

The suburban hotel is looking like $100 a night (plus tax and parking) and will be about 20 miles, 30-40 minutes from Chicago. The rooms will be available for Friday and Saturday night. We don't recommend this option for our guests who will be flying into town and thus carless - but it may be a less expensive alternative for those driving into town who don't mind being outside of Chicago and who don't mind the bit of additional travel time.

I think I'll send out a survey to the out-of-towners to see what option people guess they will choose... the hotels require a deposit and room guarantee.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Ready? Set!

We did it. We booked our venue, and thus have set a date!

Watch your mail in the next few weeks for our Save The Date postcard...

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Long Island, NY

Last weekend, we went to Long Island to see Arleen and Ed. We played some games (Arleen is a Scrabble master) and ate some excellent food. We went to the cemetery to say goodbye to Alan, hung out with Eric & Paula and argued about politics, and of course I got some more family tree low-down.

We had a great visit, and we can't wait to see you again in Chicago!

PICTURES


-Jason

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Not Wedding Related . . .

We went to the OBAMA Rally last night in Grant Park. It was awesome!

Some pictures:


Yay!

~Gretchen