Making plans, being handy

posted by Jeff | Sunday, July 27, 2008, 5:49 PM | comments: 1

I bought a wall mount for our TV in the bedroom. It didn't exactly need it, I suppose, but as is the case with a lot of LCD's (especially an inexpensive one), they don't have great viewing angles on the vertical tilt. So to be sitting in bed, I was propping it up with a little board, which wasn't exactly the most stable thing. With the wall mount it angles properly. I feel so handy.

Meanwhile, Diana has been pounding the virtual pavement to find a wedding spot for us, and truthfully, it's not going well. We're planning something small, for under 50 people, which is the first problem. The second problem is that every place that has quoted us has been obscenely expensive or looking for a larger minimum. This is not ideal. My last wedding reception was $30 per person, with an open bar, and around a hundred people. The church was essentially free. We've yet to find anything on the gulf coast that would be less than $10k. That's more than three times my last wedding for half the people.

That's discouraging. We could do a Vegas wedding for a whole lot less that would frankly be nicer (save for the whole beach thing). I went to a Vegas wedding at the Flamingo and saw another in progress at Caesars. They don't fuck around, and they're pretty reasonable. I'm just not crazy about having my parents, particularly my stepdad, trying to get around in Vegas, even in the off season. Plus it gets really f'ing cold at night out there.

So I'm not sure what's going to happen with that. We're going down to the gulf coast next month to do some prospecting.


CPLady, July 27, 2008, 10:01 PM #

Weddings have gotten so much more expensive these days. I don't really get it.

Good luck finding something suitable.

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