Friday, April 11, 2008

Opinions, Please

OK, So I know I promised I won't turn this blog into an all out wedding thing, but I do want some opinions. I had a (possibly crazy) idea that I think might be fun instead of a 'traditional' wedding reception. The wedding is going to be small, so the whole DJ & dancing thing really wouldn't be that fun, anyway. So, I thought about renting a 'Party Bus' or other suitable transportation for the amount of people attending and, after the ceremony, hitting several wineries to have a glass of wine (or do a tasting there) before going to a restaurant or wherever we go for dinner. I really don't even know if it's feasible, if the wineries would appreciate a 30+ person party dropping in, but it sounds kinda fun to me (and it's a Monday, so maybe they'd welcome it). If you were attending, would you enjoy this or think it's lame? I just want to do something different, so I'm trying to do the proverbial 'thinking outside the box' :)

Knitting wise, Picovoli is moving along quite quickly, I'm nearly ready to split off the arms! Tomorrow is knitting morning with YfB and then I'm meeting kemtee for sushi for lunch! I only 'know' her through blogs & Ravelry, so it will be nice to meet in person! She had some Trekking she needed to rid the house of, and I graciously offered to take it off her hands :) It will become socks for Jake. . .most likely these. I also got some Regia from a Swap-Bot swap that I'm planning on using to make him a pair of Jaywalkers.

OK, I am off to wrap up my work since I'm leaving early today to get to a jewelry store before they close! They have samples of some other rings for me to look at!

7 comments:

Heather said...

I think that is an excellent idea! I would love doing that at a wedding. I would probably call ahead to let them know, but aside from that I am sure they would appreciate the business.

Sarah said...

Love the idea! I think that would be so much fun. I'd call ahead too.. maybe they can schedule you some special tastings to celebrate the special day! And so they can be prepared for that many people arriving all at once.

insanknitty said...

Such a cool idea. I know that vineyards (at least in upstate new york) have lots of things they can offer your party if you just call ahead to them and let them know what your t houghts are!)

km said...

I know in Napa that there are tour companies that set up things like that with stops at 3 wineries. Just be careful with your group...or you'll end up with a drunken wedding. If you're ok with that...than it's great. Otherwise...have many snacks on the limo/party bus. While there is wine tasting, there isn't food with it...and you can end up tipsy at just one winery. I liked the private tasting we had. Then they talked with us about each of the wines we tasted...and there was bread and cheese...and it was fun.

Marie said...

I like good wine and good food. I'd come to your wedding. =)
But seriously, the only downside I can see is if one person is stuck in traffic / running late and it holds the whole group up. And listen to Heather. Call ahead and make a reservation with the winery.

Becca said...

Great idea! I think anything other than the standard dull reception is a great idea. I do agree about the potential hazard of drunken guests, but it certainly would be memorable.

IrishgirlieKnits said...

Love that idea!! I know people do that a lot for bridal showers, etc...so I bet they may be used to larger parties. You would just need to check their hours etc. One of my favorites is V.Sattui (not sure if that is anywhere near where you are planning), but it has a private sellar (not sure if you could reserve? but even if not), but the best part is it has an awesome food/cheese/deli section and picnic table area! Great for snacks! And fabulous wine!