1. Do you set a plate for your photographer at the reception? I don't know anyone who likes having photos taken while they're eating, and I don't really care to have photos of people eating.
2. What about your officiant? Originally, I expected to have the pastor of my church officiate, in which case I intended to definitely invite him. That didn't work out. The pastor who is officiating is someone that I've not yet met. We only confirmed with her two days ago. I am beyond thankful for her because we've been panicking for weeks, unable to find someone. So it seems like a nice gesture to have her stay for dinner (and dancing if she'd like!) but I don't know if that would be weird? She wouldn't know a single person there.
3. If you had/are having a song playing from a sound system when everyone walks down the aisle, who presses play?! (To be honest, I don't even know where the iPod will be. My venue only sets up the outdoor sound system when there is an event, so I won't get to see it until then.)
4. Those of you who used an iPod, did you have someone MC? I had a friend lined up to do it, and he backed out yesterday. This is the busiest time of year for me at working; I'll likely be working 6 day weeks right up to the week before the wedding, and I just don't have time to deal with such a minor thing. I was thinking of either having a "reception program" or getting someone to record the announcements ahead of time. Ideas?
5. Last minute invites: Tacky? I absolutely had to keep my guest list under 100 people. I invited 135. Most of those people were people I was obligated to invite, and there were plenty of people who, if I'd had more room, I would have invited. The guest list is down to 75, which means I have the space now. Like I said, we're exactly a month out today. Would it be bad news to invite people at this point?
I should have a progress post tomorrow. :)