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An Antique, Down-Home Wedding – Our Way

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December 2011

Tasty sips

I haven’t been to many weddings.  When I started planning this shindig, I did A LOT of research.  I asked browsed The Knot, I asked Mr. Kuz, I went on Weddingbee (then I figured out what a crock The Knot is)  I asked more of Mr. Kuz, did some google searches.  I finally got the ideas of what a wedding was, but a common thread on all of those websites was Don’t Have a Cash Bar!  You can’t ask people to buy stuff at a party that you are hosting.  ( BTW-I was never a big fan of those “selling parties”?  I hosted one and I said never again).  Our options were no drinks, just beer, just a signature cocktail or full bar. 

Mr. Kuz and I both come from families who enjoy their drink.  The difference is my family is all about the liquor and the Kuz family loves their beer.  Don’t get me wrong, I love beer too!  It can make a lot of thing better (or at least seem better temporarily), but whenever I feel the need to have a good drink or feel festive, the whiskey makes a strong appearance in my hand.   I never really drank beer until I met Mr. Kuz!

This being the problem, the solution is we will be having a full bar to help both our families enjoy in the festivities. 

A basic mixer bar can be set up with just a few liquors:  Whiskey, Vodka, Rum, Bourbon, and Gin (yuck!)  We do not plan on having any type of booze for shots, so this will do.  Get a few sodas and juices for mixing and there’s your simple stocked bar!  Don’t forget the ice.

The next order of business are the “special drinks”.  Being from Wisconsin, my family loves a good Old Fashioned.  I am thinking about making some homemade mix from scratch before hand and using that, but it might become one of the DIY projects that doesn’t get done.  I know this needs to be there because, well, I want it there.  I can get a few treats on my wedding day, right?

Now we do have some wine drinkers too!  As part of our ceremony we are doing a the wine box commitment.  We each write a love letter and seal it in a box with bottle of wine.  On our 20th anniversary, we open the box, drink the wine, and read the letter.  It would make sense that we have wine at the ceremony.  We are making our own wine for toasting at each table.  For those not brave enough to try our home brew, we are having some good boxed wines at the bar.  Yes I put good and box wine in the same sentance.  It can be done!

One more thing I want to add it a bottle of The Knot.  I’m not talking about the website (as if they could bottle that), but a wonderful Irish whiskey.  I love the idea of  celebrating tying the knot with a bottle of The Knot. 

Now all we need to do if find a couple bartenders!

The Lull: not such a bad thing!

Hello all!

It’s been way to long since I have put up anything on here and honestly, it’s been awhile since I have done anything wedding related.  This may be for several reasons:

1) We are in the “Lull”.  We have all the major stuff done that needs to be done.  All vendors are booked, dress is bought, any major decisions that effect other decisions are made…nothing really needs to be done.  There are plaenty of things that can be done, but I am a world champion procrastinator.  (I tell myself that I work better under pressure)

2)  We have a long engagement.  21 months is way too long to keep thingking the same things.  Also, I want to avoid over analyzing things…things causes changes and that costs more $.

3) I am a pretty decisive girl.  I know a lot of what I want and I have setteled on it…Mr. Kuz has had his input and we are both happy with how our wedding is shaping up.

Now the more I look at it, a long engagement is the way to go.  You get to have a lull!  And it couldn’t have come at a better time.  From the last part of November through New Years is always packed for us.  We both have big families and friends (hence the 460 person guest list) and our Christmas celebrations start during the first week of December and go through the second week of January.   Weddin gplanning is going to fun again after a break.  Now we get to do fun stuff like register and go to tastings!

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