On August 9th my friends Allison & Alex are getting married here in Chicago, and I am the maid of honor. This past weekend was "Bridal Party Weekend," for which all of the bridesmaids and groomsmen and ushers came into town (from as far east as D.C. and as far west as L.A.) to meet and have some fun together before the big event later this summer.
On Saturday we kicked things off with a Cubs game at Wrigley (which was lovely, as it was a beautiful day, and exciting, as there were several home runs (one of which occured when I was actually paying attention to the game), but a little sad, because the Cubs lost), followed by Chicago-style deep dish pizza at Giordano's. After that the men and the women split up for the bachelor & bachelorette parties.
Sunday morning we enjoyed a late brunch all together, and then split up again for tux and dress fittings. (We ladies are going to look rockin' in red, if I do say so myself.)
It was an exhausting but very fun weekend, and I think the chance for everyone to meet and hang out will make the festivities in August all the more enjoyable. Until then, there are bridal showers to plan, favors to find and assemble, appointments to make, print goods to design and produce...