What should I wear? We've made our wedding black tie optional. This means you can feel free to go all out in a floor length gown or tuxedo, but you certainly do not have to! Suits/dresses of many kinds will work - just make sure you can dance in your outfit!
Where did you get engaged? In front of the US Capitol! Matt and I went out to a fancy dinner at Art and Soul, and then he suggested that we take a stroll since it was such a nice night. When we were right in front of the Capitol, he proposed!
Where are you getting married? At the Constitution Center in Philadelphia, PA. After meeting on the Obama campaign and getting engaged in front of the Capitol, it only seems appropriate to get married in the birthplace of our country - also I'm from there!
Why Philly? As most of you know, I'm from the Philadelphia area (go Phillies!) so it holds a special place in my heart. Matt and I felt that it would also be a perfect site for our wedding since it's the birthplace of our country. After meeting on the Barack Obama campaign and getting engaged in front of the US Capitol, it only seems fitting to get married in a historical city where our country first began.
Will any Phillies be attending the wedding? I hope so. I will bake you a cake if you get some there - and my homemade mint chocolate icing is delicious.
I'm in all weekend. Do you have recommendations of what to do in Philly? Yes! Thanks for asking. Check out our blog post with detailed recs.
Do I need a car? If you are staying in Center City in one of our hotel blocks you do no NOT need a car. The bar Saturday night, various recommendations of things to do above, and the Constitution Center are all easy to get to via public transportation, walking, or a cab if you're so inclined.
Will I be able to get to work on Monday? You can certainly do that if you're feeling ambitious and live in the eastern half of the U.S.! If you're on the northeast corridor, Amtrak runs 24 hours a day. Just make sure that if you are looking for a train out of Philly at midnight or later, put in the following date since it technically becomes Monday. You can also easily take a 6 AM or 7 AM flight or train on Monday out of Philly to get to work anywhere on the east coast on time - I'm a big fan of that strategy.
Why is your wedding on a Sunday? Jewish weddings are not allowed to take place on Shabbat, which is from Friday night at sundown until Saturday night at sundown. You are not allowed to work at this time, and weddings would inherently involve work!, and also each Jewish holiday is required to be celebrated independently. Weddings are taken very seriously and should not take place at the same time as other celebratory distractions. Since sundown in July is not until 9 PM or so, starting the wedding at that point would be quite difficult. Due to work weeks and Fri/Sat night difficulties, Jewish weddings nearly always take place on Sundays.