Saturday, February 20, 2010


Today was supposed to be the 100 day countdown until the wedding. A day that I've looking forward to. No more triple numbers. Earlier this week Codee called me when I was half awake and said,
"Guess what?!"
"U2 is coming to Rice Eccles on June 3rd!"
(My half awake response) "Oh cool, do you want to go?"
"No Rachel, they are coming on June 3rd... the day of our wedding..."
".... uhhh ...." "Are you serious!!! NOOO!"

This is problem because the Outdoor U2 concert is a mile away from my Outdoor wedding. So as soon as my morning voice was gone I called Red Butte Gardens to see what they could do. (BTW-The ladies up there are so nice and understanding) After making some phone calls, the wedding coordinator called me back. She said Rice Eccles was starting sound checks at 3 and the opening band was coming on around 7. And there was a good chance you could hear "Testing Testing 1 2 3" in the middle of "I do". Plus there is going to be 60,000ish people driving up that way and traffic would be a nightmare! And after 4 years of driving up to the University every day I know how horrendous traffic is up there.
Every Friday and Saturday in June was already booked. And there was only one Thursday still open for the month. June 17th... So we had no choice but to go with June 17th... unless we wanted our guests to fight traffic and a possible "testing testing 1 2 3" in the middle of the ceremony. On the positive side, Red Butte Gardens is having their annual fundraising gala on the 18th. So the gardens will be in their best tip-top shape. And there is less of a chance for rain.
So June 17th is the date! Maybe the couple extra weeks will help me get ahead of all the wedding planning.
p.s. Bono, I'm expecting a BIG wedding gift.


  1. Oh man. At least you found out far enough ahead you could do something about it :) So excited for you guys...and this actually works out so Seth will definitely be able to be there too! So excited.

  2. How inconsiderate of Bono... It is a good thing that you fixed it now though. And really in the long run a few weeks longer won't make a difference at all. (Easy to say when I am not the one counting down the days!)

  3. Oh man that sucks, are you kidding!! Wedding planning is such a b*tch! How is it coming anyways?