A Day Late and a Dollar Short
Mr. Palercio, my former junior high teacher, loved to use this phrase with students who’d forgotten to turn in assignments on time. “A day late and dollar short,” he’d say when you approached his desk long after the bell had rung with your attempt at last night’s homework done in the hallway between classes. As I sit here at my desk, that phrase is replaying itself over and over in my mind. Damn you Palercio…had I only heeded your wise warnings.
My wedding is five days from now and I sit here attempting to do all sorts of last minute things I should have taken care of last month. My wedding is in Savannah, although my entire guest list is coming from somewhere out of state and it’s been a fairly large undertaking to try to deal with all of the out of town guests. I felt I was doing pretty well so far. I blocked off a number of rooms at various hotels in and around Savannah, at various price points. I arranged for a trolley to cart guests back and forth between their downtown hotels and the wedding location and I booked a group flight through Continental for 20 of my closest New Jersey pals (if I had time to blog about two things, the group flight would be the other one. Do it! It’s the best!)
So here I am, thinking I’m on top of things. Sure! Well, my dear friend and(always-supremely- prepared-for-any-trip-or-event-right-down-to-the-excel-spreadsheet-itinerary) bridesmaid, otherwise known as “Captain Travel” called me not to long ago to inform me that she was in the process of writing up a timeline for my wedding because, “nobody knows what’s happening, Abby.” Mr. Paler…I mean, Captain, I was getting to that…I swear I was just about to do it.
I had, in fact, planned to create cute little weekend timelines that I’d pass out to the front desks at all the various hotels, complete with maps, schedules, and Connect Savannah magazines with all the information about what is happening in the city this weekend. Fab, right? Easier said than done. I have successfully just pulled some time lines together, although the maps aren’t coming along as easily as I’d hoped, and I’m having trouble compiling 80 copies of the magazine. Not to mention the fact that my guests are scattered around the entire city of Savannah. Bah!
In true day late and dollar short form, I was mucking around on The Knot website and stumbled across a great idea that would have be fabulous had I seen it say, last month; creating your own wedding website.
The Knot offers a number of options, some free, others for a small fee, to create your own informative little site about your wedding. Where guests can go to stay updated on all the details about your big day: where the rehearsal dinner will be, maps to the ceremony and reception sites, what time all the festivities begin and more. This fab little idea will keep even the most intense Captain Travel in your life happy. And, if you happen to be Captain Travel, you’d probably even have the presence of mind to have one of these sites up and running before you send out the invitations so you can add all the site information in along with your other wedding invites. The site will even let guests RSVP online. (gasp!) I know traditionalists everywhere hate that idea, but so what, you save a tree, and save yourself a headache, and possibly even come out a day early and a few dollars up.