As you are touring potential wedding reception sites it is important to not think about the following: your parents (or you, if you are generous or insane) will be paying $20 to $40 per minute for the privilege of standing in it. Let me repeat that. Twenty to 40 clams per minute. That’s before the first peppered ahi tuna canapé passes your lips or a drop of Piper so much as tickles your tongue.
That’s the Hay-Adams up top. After two weeks of teeth gnashing we* decided tentatively Saturday that this is where we’ll likely shake a tail feather after the wedding. Actually the Hay-Adams being quite a proper establishment, I’m not sure that we’re allowed to actually do anything with our tail feathers other than doff them courteously at one another. It was set up for another wedding when we popped in for a peek late Saturday afternoon. I stood around oohing and ahhing over that couple’s flowers, menu, and cake. In fact I pondered if anyone would notice if I hung out to ask them to jot down the vendors they used for everything. Then I realized that they’d probably ask me for $100 to cover our five minutes of air space use and beat feet for the door.
*Accuracy dictates that I point out “we” actually weren’t teeth gnashing. “I” was the one flipping out. I can own it.