A friend said to me last week, “You’re the mother of the groom this time, you don’t have much to do.” Probably not for a traditional wedding: a rehearsal dinner and alcohol at the reception. But of course Ben doesn’t do things quite traditionally. First, it is a CAMPING WEEKEND. Four days camping for some of us, two for everyone else. In January I made 12 campsite reservations, in April two more. I will be coordinating some of the meals that we eat together. Jen’s family is taking care of everything else for the reception. Of course, I still worry about everything. I shouldn’t worry as it isn’t their first either, Jen’s sister got married a few years ago.
I have a list of things to do today: take sleeping bags to the laundromat, pick up handmade marshmallows at Fulton Street Market, add two nights to Anna’s campsite. Wednesday I drove to Muskegon to get a beverage dispenser for the Sangria that looks like a Mason jar. I ordered four shawls and will return three. Once I pick the shawl, I’ll go to the fabric store to get material to make a band and bow for my hat. The reception is in a shelter in a different Kalamazoo County park, but the wedding is outside, so sun protection is needed! I need to shorten Tom’s pants, and when Ben gets here Sunday, hem his pants and shorten his coat sleeves.
In 10 days I’ll post how things went, including pictures.