May 20th, 2011
|11:57 am - Brief update. More to come, I'm sure.|
It's been a busy few weeks:
So, that's my current life in a nutshell. More to come, I'm sure. I hope to see as many people as possible at Wellspring next weekend!
- There's a new Clergy Training Program in town - The Council of Lore has gathered enough votes to pass the revisions to the ADF Clergy Training Program. I cannot tell you how pleased-as-punch I am that's all over. I'm very, very pleased with the new program, and it seems like most others are as well. It's got new features that the previous program didn't (like an actual spiritual side that requires you to do ritual consistently through the training) and it expands on the ritual and magical aspects while retaining most of the scholarly work.
- I've done two weddings in the past two weeks - One was a bit of a surprise, the other had been in planning for a while. My experiences with both these weddings has led to some changes in the terms we have on the site (payment terms, notice of date, etc.), but I'm pleased that I was able to be there for both new families. One was at a beautiful waterfall (check out my Facebook for photos from that wedding), and the other was shifted to an indoor location with damn fine acoustics (also starting to trickle onto Facebook).
- A review of my own wedding - I've started and stopped crafting a post on my wedding, which is now nearly 8 months ago. We got it paid off entirely, which is awesome, about two or three months ago, and I'd intended to make a post then, but I just haven't really had time. At some point, I hope to put all the photos up and do a complete description, but until then, the photos are online! Go look!
- We're landscaping the house - We started replacing all the wood around the house with stone (because the wood is pretty damn rotten at this point, 8 years after buying the house). I've gotten some good exercise in (chopping wood, carrying stones), and it's been a lot of fun, actually, despite how crazy hard it is. Plus, we're using up a crapload of the gravel from the backyard, finally!
- And with all this, Maggie is returning to school - She's seeking her Master's in Social Work, so she'll be able to earn a bit more cash. The discount she receives for her education is just one of the many perks marrying me got her (OSU pays half her tuition, thankfully)!
Current Location: Southeast of Disorder
Current Mood: amused
Current Music: "Rancho Deluxe (End Title)", -JB
for the record, we do have payment for you. I just forgot about it that night. expect it in a pretty thank you card very soon.
The fact that we forgot to pay seamus_mcnasty
tells me that payment "due at time of service" is just too easy to forget when it comes to being a wedding service. I usually advise couples to write checks out in advance and hand them to the best man for distribution, but I forgot to do that as well, and no one should be writing checks day-of anyway. So, yeah: it's not on you guys :) But if nothing else, we'll likely start using the contract I've put together for wedding services. . . I just haven't done that yet.
I do find myself wondering what requiring payment in advance will do to gratuity, but hoping a stressed-out bride or groom will remember to tip during their wedding is at least as unrealistic as hoping they'll do it in advance :)
(The above paragraph got me thinking about requesting payment after the date, but since there's no way I can hold the certificate longer than 30 days without being fined, anyway, I suspect that's an even worse idea) :)
You're good for it: I ain't worried. If I was, I would have cornered you during the reception and demanded my check. ;)
|Date:||May 20th, 2011 06:14 pm (UTC)|| |
If I remember right, when I went through all that I was handing out checks to officiant and musicians at the rehearsal. Much easier to deal with then than the day of the wedding.
That seems pretty ideal. Not everyone has a rehearsal, though, so maybe "payment due 1 week prior, or at the final rehearsal, whichever is later" is the term to add.
Awe! There are some really nice photos in there!
Congrats to Maggie for going back to school!
There are some nice photos! We did good on the photographer :)
The one thing I regret about my wedding was not hiring a professional photographer. In fact, it's the only advice I ever give anyone regarding weddings: get good pictures!
You guys done good. :)
Tell them to hire an ADF Priest, too! ;)
heh, done and done. I actually did advise Melanie to hire a Three Cranes Priest for her wedding, remember? :D I always pimp out my Priests!
We can certainly use the pimpin'!
Oh, I'm one who never cries at weddings, but I bawled and bawled the entire time I looked at your wedding photos. I'm so very sorry I couldn't be there, and I miss you both so much. I'm so very happy for you both -- you look so happy and I'm so very happy for you!
Good luck with the yard work, and please tell Maggie I wish her the very best in grad school. Soon she'll be making the "big bucks" just like I am with my MA. :p
*uber hugs* as always
We wish you could have been there, too! I'll let Maggie know. I'm glad you enjoyed the pictures. There were some good ones :)
(Did you see the photos where I broke her dress during the kiss? Wardrobe malfunction! Classic!)
You *broke her dress*??? This was BEFORE the wedding or during? *headdesk*
During! Check it out!
I popped the strap off her left shoulder during the kiss. So, of course, we had to kiss again, once she was "fixed" :)
I should send you the video :)