So the schedule for the weekend is as follows:
afternoon/evening -- Mom, Dad and Jannine, Liz, Leigha and her daughter Chloe come to town.
night -- Dinner for 10 at the Big Yellow House (BYH) -- Dana, Mom, Dad, Jannine, Liz, Leigha, Chloe, Maggie, Joe and possibly Mark. Since we're basically having a gourmet rehearsal dinner and wedding and brunch on Sunday, I find it fitting to serve the crew spaghetti and meatballs. :-)
11:00 a.m. -- The girls (Mom, Jannine, Maggie, Liz, Leigha) and I go for an earlyish lunch at Olive Garden (because I love OG, that's why!).
12:30 p.m. -- The girls and I head to TenSpa to get pampered for a few hours.
3:30 p.m. -- We should be done at the spa, at which point, I head home, get a quick shower to wash off all that luscious oil from my massage.
4:45 p.m. (ish) -- Stop by the Framingham Sheraton (which is where everyone is staying) to pick up Mom and whoever else wants to come and head to the Inn to decorate.
6:00 p.m. -- Everyone else involved in the wedding party/helpers arrive at the Inn for the rehearsal.
7:15 p.m. (ish) -- We all head to Bullfinchs for dinner.
Saturday (aka, the big day)
8:30 a.m. (you read that right) -- Dana, Leigha, Alice pick up Maggie, stops by Sheraton and gather Liz and Corinne and head to Inn, breakfast in tow.
9:00 a.m. -- Get to Inn, Jamie from TenSpa starts on hair.
12:30 p.m. -- Paul and the other guys arrive.
1:15 p.m. -- The guys and Aunt Gene toast downstairs.
1:20/:25 p.m. -- The girls toast upstairs. Julie Spilka (our videographer) is shooting both toasts, so they're offset a bit.
1:30 p.m. -- Guests start arriving.
2:00 p.m. -- The ceremony starts.
2:30 p.m. -- Cocktail hour/pictures.
4:45 p.m. -- Toasts and first dance and Dana/Dad dance.
5:00 p.m. -- Dinner starts.
6:15 p.m. -- Dancing starts.
7:00 p.m. (ish) -- Cake is cut.
8:30 p.m. -- Last dances start.
9:00 p.m. -- Paul and Dana head up to the honeymoon suite...
10:30 a.m. -- Paul and Dana arrive at the Sherborn Inn for brunch.
11:00 a.m. -- Others start arriving, brunch is served. All out-of-town wedding guests are invited to this shindig.
1:00 p.m. -- Paul and Dana, Dad and Jannine, Mom, Scott and Liz and Corinne and Aiden, Brett and Sara head to BYH for a quick tour (for Scott and kids and Brett and Sara).
2:00 p.m. -- Gift-opening party with immediate family.
5:00 p.m. -- Paul and Dana start putting on their Parrotheadwear and shortly thereafter head to Foxboro to party with Jimmy Buffett.
Morning/afternoon -- Paul and Dana and Dad and Jannine go watch the golf tournament for which Dana won tickets.
Evening -- Paul and Dana head to Fenway for a Red Sox/Blue Jays game.
Paul and Dana pack/get ready for honeymoon. Leave in the evening for our honeymoon in France. Sucks to be us, eh?! :-D By the time we're on the plane, we'll be so ready to just veg...