Category Archives: Nerd Stuff

Crowd-sourcing Wedding Ideas (for reals)

Early on, I had joked about crowd-sourcing our wedding planning; you know, hitting up friends and coworkers for ideas and having other people decide what we should do because Gavin and I seem to be too busy to do any of it.

Well, what is that saying- you get what you ask for?

Invitations

My bride-to-be coworker shared with me a fantastic idea for RSVPs! I had originally decided on RSVP postcards to save trees. But I made a game-time decision to, instead, go with an answering machine…

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…and an online RSVP form on our website.

It is basically generates a code snippet in the form of an iFrame that you can embed into any HTML page. Then, on the backend, it aggregates the responses into a neatly organized little Google spreadsheet that Gavin and I can check periodically. (So far, there are four people coming to the wedding, but I’m going to give it some time. After all, we just sent them out this week.)

Live-Stream Video

Later in the week, a different coworker shared a Mashable link with the two of us on how to Live-StreamYour Wedding. This lead to a group conversation (aka ad hoc brainstorm) on how convenient it is that Gavin and I are getting married on a Friday and how much fun it would be for the office to Skype into the wedding from a conference room.

We would, of course, designate a corresponding Foursquare location so that everyone can checkin to the wedding (moving target). “It would be like the royal wedding!” someone said. I have a drawing of the logistics of camera placement from an award-winning film-producer. (I’d have to talk you through it.)

TBD on whether or not we are going through with this but I’ll keep you posted. (Gavin said it’s totally fine, as long as we kept the volume on mute.)

Undergarments

I received a boatload of advice regarding undergarments (also at work) from a person who just got married in November. Since my dress has a super low back, I’m going to have to get creative with the things I wear underneath and explore some options.

Mini Motorcycle Racing & Paintball Guns

In case there was any question as to what I do when I go into work on the weekends, I thought I should point out that its actually pretty hard work … to race a mini motorcycle with a sprained ankle in a jumpsuit.

(Thanks to Victoria for the photo, which she immediately emailed to Gavin.)

That said, I should also acknowledge the fact that this is an annual event to celebrate the date in which the company was founded. I do actually work and not play (for the most part.)

On a somewhat related topic, I’m now wondering if Gavin and I can find a creative way in which to celebrate our wedding anniversary each year.

A friend of mine and her husband take an annual vacation every year to celebrate their anniversary. What do you (or would you) do to celebrate yours?

 

Slacker Bride-To-Be

While my back is still healing, I’ve been kind of slacking off on everything else. My latest favorite time-waster is a paper doll-like iPad app which allows you to customize little cartoon characters and dress them in wedding clothes. I know. Shoot me now. But first, check out the really adorable outfits:

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Also, happy news is that I’ve been talking to Jessica a lot more lately. I think we’ve finally gotten our time zones in sync. :)