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Part III: And finally, about today…

Saturday, July 26th, 2008

We spent the entire day in the Hamptons and had a blast. First we went to Atlantica where we got to see the tent (for the cocktail hour) for the first time. Last time we were there it was April and still too cold to put it up. We saw photos and liked it, but in person it was amazing. We sat out on the deck listening to the ocean, feeling the breeze and watching the fabric of the tent billowing around us. Even though it was a hot day, it was very comfortable under the tent. (more…)

Drove to the Hamptons again

Thursday, February 7th, 2008

I drove out to the Hamptons again today to see the place we chose for the room block. It’s called The Inn at Quogue. I got to see the different types of rooms available so I can give everyone advice on which room would fit them best. I also saw (and really liked) the layout of the whole area. I love that the two main buildings are from the 1600s and 1700s. It is also on the edge of a quaint downtown area which is very cute. (more…)

Room blocks

Friday, January 25th, 2008

This morning my wake up call was one of my best friends calling to tell me that she tried to book a room in the hotel adjacent to our hall and there are no rooms left for our weekend! I was never comfortable with the fact that the adjacent hotel was owned separately and refused to allow any room blocks, and this is why. I really freaked out when I heard there were no rooms available and started thinking about changing our wedding date. Then I ran to the computer and checked the order for the save the dates. It was already processed and couldn’t be canceled.

What to do? We started looking at accommodations in the surrounding areas and found many options. At first I really liked the idea of everything being all in one place (the hotel, the rehearsal, the salon, ceremony and reception). In the end, I’m actually really happy that this happened! We can still have the rest of it at Atlantica, but I found a hotel that has a B&B feel to it but has 67 rooms so everyone can all stay in one place. It also has a bar and a pool. It’s only 4 miles away. It looks beautiful and it even has a bridal suite. I think everyone is going to be much happier in the end. So I blocked plenty of rooms to be sure we can all stay in one place and have our weekend getaway!