Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Wedding Preparations

Although the mother of the groom has little to do except to "wear beige and smile" as a friend of mine's sister-in law-told her (both ladies only had sons, as do I), there are a few things I must do.

Number one, is to find the flipping beige dress! I believe I have found the one I want, but I am waiting a few more weeks in hopes of losing a few pounds before purchasing--hope springs eternal. I am just so glad that Omar the Tentmaker has a fairly lovely selection this spring! My future daughter-in-law asked if I would wear either champagne or navy-gotta love it-two of my BEST colors. Anyway, this one meets all of our requirements-sleeves & below the knee length (for me), and in a lovely champagne color. Now, I'm on the lookout for a grandmother of the groom dress in navy for my mom....

Number two, I must find a place to have a rehearsal dinner. Not generally a problem, but when you are 250 miles from the city (Oklahoma City where the bride and groom live) in which this dinner is to take place, it does pose some interesting issues. Like, get me a guest list, or just a number! The wedding is in June, so I know that many places will be booked up pretty soon. I warned the groom that it might be KFC in a park if he doesn't get on the ball..

Number three, the wedding itself is not going to be in OKC, but Tulsa, another 70 miles up the turnpike. Why, you may ask? A lot of it is due to wanting a beautiful venue at a decent price. I believe they have found such a place. As it turns out, the venue was the childhood home of a friend of my father's-who was born in Tulsa. It is now a B&B and has lovely grounds, etc. My brother, who lives in Tulsa, told me that this friend of our father came to see him when he first went to work in Tulsa. My mom then remembered that this man's mom and my grandmother had been This bridge buddies! This gives me a little history to hang onto.

Last problem is finding someone to "do" my hair for the wedding...although I think I've got that covered. Being inept with a hair dryer and round brush scares me for the pictures...but if I didn't have something to worry about, what would I do? I am sure all will be well....I'll let you know in June!

3 comments:

Snooty Primadona said...

Soooo just because the wedding is in Tulsa, does that mean you have to have the Rehearsal Dinner in Tulsa? Or could you have it in OKC? Because I was just thinking that Junior's (on NW Highway) might be the perfect venue for that. Their food is resonably priced, it's delicioso, and I believe they do have one or two private dining rooms. Also, it's very elegant & romantic.

Or, if you know someone who has a country club membership, you could get them to let you have the party there on their dime, then pay them when the bill comes in.

Sleepy Hollow and The Haunted House also come to mind. If money isn't a problem, then I'd also check out The Coach House (http://www.thecoachhouseokc.com/menu.html), Soleil (http://soleil-xo.com/index.php?dinner).

Then, the hot thing here right now is to have the rehearsal dinner at the Haley Library & Museum and the wedding at the Museum of The Southwest, across the street. In OKC, they have the OKC Museum of Art and they have a fabulous menu for just such occasions. It also looks very affordable. (http://okc.about.com/gi/dynamic/offsite.htm?zi=1/XJ&sdn=okc&cdn=citiestowns&tm=36&gps=182_29_1012_597&f=20&su=p554.12.336.ip_&tt=11&bt=0&bts=0&zu=http%3A//www.okcmoa.com/)

Oh and Castle Falls! http://www.castlefalls.com/flash/main.html

In Tulsa, there's The Polo Grill (http://www.pologrill.com/index.cfm?id=53)

The Brasserie (http://www.thebrasserietulsa.com/)

I didn't find much else for Tulsa.

Pam said...

Thanks a million, Snooty. You have done all the hard work for me. I know from reading your blog that you would know if the food in a restaurant is worth the time and the money! I am getting online right now to see what I can find out. Again, thanks. PS Next time I am in Midland to see that Janie girl, I'd love to try to grab lunch or coffee!

Janie at Sounding Forth said...

I can do your hair, girlfriend! Bwuahhhahahahahaha...

(Do you trust me? heh heh heh!)

Snooty, you ROCK!!