- 5 years ago
- Wedding: July 2013
We are getting married at Wrigley Field in the bleachers just before a Cubs game. That much we know. This was supposed to be low key, and I’m sure it will be but I’m having some issues and I need your opinions! What we’ve figured out so far…
We want to buy the game tickets for the friends and family we invite.
Most everyone lives within a 3-4 hour drive to Chicago. We will be reserving a block of rooms at a hotel. It is a night game, so it’s possible for our guests to leave in the moring and make it to Chicago in time to get checked in at the hotel before the game and only have to stay over one night. Everyone will be paying for however many nights they want to stay.
There is a casual bar and grill in the hotel. We’re thinking of having a casual late lunch for everyone before we head to the game. This will be really low key, probably a variety of pizzas just to get something in everyone’s stomach.
We are also arranging to have transportation from the hotel to the game and then back to the hotel. No messing with trying to get everyone on the train to get there.
Unfortunately Wrigley doesn’t sell drink tickets that we can buy, but we’re working on a plan to pay for everyone to have a few drinks and snacks. Or should we not worry about this? I’d like to at least be able to buy the first “round”.
My BMF (best male friend) is getting ordained to marry us. The bleachers open 2 hours before the first pitch, we will exchange vows about 1.5 hrs before hand.
The game will end around 9 pm. I know that some people will want to party it up in Wrigleyville afterwards, and some will want to go back to the hotel. I will have transportation to get everyone back to the hotel right after the game. There are many bars in walking distance for the people that want to keep the party going, hopefully we don’t splinter into too many groups but it’s bound to happen. I’m cool with that.
Should I try to have some kind of breakfast for everyone the next morning? People will be leaving at different times, I’m sure. Should I let them just get up and go at their own pace and not slow them down or speed them up by having breakfast?
My biggest isssue…I don’t know whether or not to send invites. I was going to send a mass email telling people of our plans. We are buying a certain amount of tickets, and if some people can’t or don’t want to go, we will want to pass the tickets on to others. We don’t want to tickets we paid for not being used or worry about trying to sell them to people on the street before the game. Or do we send invites and when people RSVP yes then send them a ticket? Or do we not give them a ticket ahead of time and pass them out right before we leave for the game?
So…I obviously need some advice. Am I missing anything? It’s pretty hard to piss me off, so let me know what you really think. Thanks for all your help!