So a big collective THANK YOU to everyone for your warm wishes, encouragement, advice, and caring. I appreciate it very much, and I know that deliriumdreams does too.
We've (mostly) finalized plans for the civil ceremony this November; they match pretty well the sketch I gave in the FAQ, but to reiterate:
Wednesday, November 23rd: Civil Ceremony in Downtown San Diego. The ceremony itself will be as small as possible; just deliriumdreams and I; the lovely maid of honor jettdelirium (and her husband); best man shinankoku (and his wife); and K, J's daughter.
After the ceremony, though, we're headed over to The Field for food and drink! Happy hour is 4-7p (and we'll be so very very HAPPY!); Wednesday food special is boxty. Mmmm... boxty. If you're at all local, please show up and help us celebrate!
Thursday evening we're going to do a bonfire on the beach here in Ocean Beach.
Saturday afternoon, we'll do a late lunch at Ranchos Concina, then head back to my place for beer drinking and general sillyness.
We'd love to have any and all of our LJ friends join us for any or all of these gatherings. They're all going to be casual -- please, no gifts! -- and they're for us to celebrate and have a good time. Let me know (comment below or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org) so I can plan sizes. I won't be able to pay for everyone at all those festivities, but if you show up you won't be turned away. :)
Looking forward to seeing you there, and thank you all again for being such great people. :)