- 9 years ago
- Wedding: October 2009
I just love this and found out about it yesterday! I’m an encore and FI is moving here to SW Georgia from SC so he knows some of my friends & people at church, but not alot of folks, so one of my girlfriends (who is also doing a reading in the wedding) is hostessing a couples shower for us (couples being used loosely-wanted husbands/SO to attend, but some of the guests are single) Also as an opportunity for David to meet some more people and alot of my friends husbands. We are having a UGA (University of Georgia) tailgate themed shower. I’m so excited! The friend who is hostessing it and I were talking about themes and ideas-we had already determined a cookout for it be relaxed and laid back (and more fun for the guys)-but with it being in the fall & football season will just be getting cranked up-I think it will be a blast!
It will be an “in and outside” party-serving on the counter in the kitchen, the table & a picnic table outside, people bring their tailgate chairs (which, except for a few FSU and UF and Tech fans…almost everyone here is UGA!) some pop up awnings set up in the yard-coolers around of beverages and lots and lots of yummy tailgate food! Decorations will be easy too-lots of red, black & white-they are talking about the cake-doing a cupcake cake or a red & black iced Georgia emblem. I think we may wear our Georgia gear too. I think it will be relaxed and easy-not stuffy at all. I want people to have fun, and with it being for us, not just for me, plus-my parents are coming up from Florida, FIs parents are coming down from SC and staying at my house-it will be easy to mingle and visit with lots of different folks. Looks like about 40 people or so! I’m excited!!!
Game is at 7:45, so it will be a fun afternoon of visiting and then people can later watch the game. 🙂
And I should mention-because of the logistics of busy families & a couple of meetups being cancelled due to other family things-this shower may also be the first time that my parents and FIs parents meet! They were supposed to meet tonight for dinner in SC as my parents were on the way up north to Delaware to see the newest grandbaby (my brother and his wife just had their second daughter-a precious baby girl), but the timing just didn’t work out with things with the new baby…so…a month before the wedding, our parents may lay eyes on each other for the first time. I don’t know if I’m excited or nervous about that! Probably both! I think this forum will also make for a relaxed and easy going first meeting too.