Friday we mailed a signed contract with a check in order to reserve Lauren and Adam's reception venue (their first choice date was already booked!). Saturday we drove to DC to look at it in person. Charming!
"On the way" (ish) Len, Becca, Grammy, and I shopped with the bride and bought her gown. Yes! It's in our hands already!
Sorry, that's all there is to see for now! I will tell you that the dress is lovely. :-) Of course, it didn't take much to transform my daughter from beautiful to glowing (not that I'm biased or anything).
There is still a myriad of details to take care of before next summer, but with the bride and groom away at school for months between now and then, it's a huge relief to have some of the bigger boxes checked off.