free-wedding-clipart-jrtge68ilFriends, Readers, Countrypeople…

I may have mentioned once or 1,000 times: I’m getting married tomorrow.

I won’t be moderating comments for a few days, and the mailbox is temporarily closed.

If you’re on a first-name basis with the gods or the coven or robot wizards who control the weather, see what you can do about clear skies and good temperatures just north of Chicago for the next 48 hours.

Edited to Add: 

  • Weather was PERFECT. Thank you for your sacrifices.
  • Honeymoon’s in March.
  • Weddings =  I get the hype now. People who have known you for your whole life, at every stage, all together in one place, being sweet and hanging out and breaking bread.
  • Thanks for all the well-wishes.




  1. Drew said:

    Woo! Have a lovely wedding and post-wedding and we’ll try not to burn the place down before you get back.


  2. B. said:

    Congratulations!!! Have an amazing time ♡

  3. Jake said:

    Yay! Pre-gratulations! I am excited for you!

  4. jnakabb said:

    I’ll see what strings I can pull, from one Windy City to another.

    Have a great day with Mr J, lots of celebrations and hugs of many comfortable types.

  5. Aladegorrion said:

    Congratulations to you both! May the day go smoothly and best wishes for a happy marriage.

  6. spinachinquisition said:

    I’ll be sending happy thoughts from Milwaukee! It’s supposed to be Beeeeeuuuuuuteeeeefuuuuulllll tomorrow!

    Best Wishes! 🙂 Yay!!

  7. M said:

    Mazel tov!

  8. boutet said:

    Congrats! I hope it’s a great day 🙂

  9. Congratulations, you two! I hope everything goes just great.

  10. hsomers said:

    Woohoo! Congrats!

  11. My very best wishes for you! May your wedding day be a lovely day, and may it still be the worst of all the days of your lives together. May friendship, love and laughter last, may the night give you rest and the day bring you joy, forever more.

  12. Lou said:

    Congratulations, Cap! I wish you a beautiful, happy, amazing day 😀

  13. Girl in the Stix said:

    Wishing you both all the sweetness that life offers–Mazel Tov!

  14. Sibley said:

    No promises on the weather, but there is a superstition that if you have bad weather on your wedding day it means you’ll have a good marriage 🙂

  15. Tree said:

    Congratulations! I’m getting married Sunday, and I don’t blame you at all for stepping away from the site. Best of luck on the day and on all future days of your marriage. ❤ ❤

  16. Linda said:

    Congrats to you and your Gentleman Caller!! October is usually such a beautiful month in Chicago. Sending wishes that the weather is good for your special day!

  17. Brigid said:

    Best wishes to you! I am so happy for you.

  18. Violet said:

    Congratulations!!!! So very happy for you. All good wishes to you.

  19. Lisa said:

    Congratulations!! Chicago (or Chicago-ish) weddings are the best. I hope you have a beautiful day!

    -From another Chicago Marathon weekend bride, who’s coming up on her second anniversary 🙂

  20. Congratulations, Captain! Sending wishes for a beautiful day out tomorrow.

  21. Vicki said:

    Mazel tov!

  22. Private Editor said:

    Congratulations and many many good wishes for a beautiful wedding entirely lacking in Drama. May you and your new husband have many happy years together. And thank you so much for this site. I’ve learned a lot here.

  23. bunwat said:

    Congratulations! Enjoy!

  24. Long time lurker says Congratulations on your wonderful day! May your weekend be as perfect as you imagine, or better!

    (Then come back soon, I love reading your advise!)

  25. Congrats!!!

  26. Much happiness to both of you!

  27. Congrats, Jennifer! Wishing you and hubby patience and humor in your marriage. Long time devoted reader, thank you for what you give.

  28. Angel said:

    Mazel tov, Captain! I’ll send all the sun from Austin your way.

  29. aliascelli said:


  30. caryatid said:

    CONGRATS!!!! I hope it is a beautiful day for the both of you, no matter what the weather ends up doing. all of the best wishes in the world.

  31. Irene said:

    Congratulations, Captain! May you and your husband have a great future life together ❤

  32. totchipanda said:

    YAAAY!! Congrats!! 😀

  33. LeighTX said:

    CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!! May the sun shine on you tomorrow and always.

  34. MrsLokiofAsgard said:


  35. Congratulations! I wish the best before you–this is the most excited I’ve been for a stranger’s wedding!

  36. Elektra said:

    Wishing you the happiest of happy days tomorrow, and joy for the years ahead.

  37. FelineGlorificus said:

    Mazel Tov! May you have a lovely wedding and a happy marriage!

  38. Evie said:

    Usuahjdbdbdb e!!!!! Congratulations Captain!! May the weather behave itself and all the organization falll into place! Enjoy the day. I’m so happy for you. So much love and so many Jedi hugs!!! 😊❤️🎈🌹🎉🍾

  39. Wishing you all the love and all the happiness and all the Jedi hugs in the universe 🙂

  40. MadDissector said:

    All the best! Hope you have the most perfect of days! ❤

  41. Goblin said:

    CONGRATULATIONS! 🙂 I am also getting married tomorrow. I THINK THIS IS AUSPICIOUS.

    • Congratulations to you too! ❤

    • Drew said:


  42. Congratulations, Captain! All the best to you and your gentleman!

  43. Heidi Mull said:

    HUGE congrats to you both!!

  44. GiantPanda said:


  45. Anon, Goodnight said:

    Congtatulations! And good weather wishes for your special day!

  46. mndl8188 said:

    Have a wonderful wedding and a wonderful life together Captain and Gentleman Caller

  47. Anne On said:

    Here – you may have all of my beautiful east coast weather!
    All my best wishes go along with it!

  48. Big Pink Box said:

    Congratulations from the Pink Box household! Here’s to good weather tomorrow, a stress-free day, and many happy years together.

  49. Anna Sthetic said:

    Mazaltov!! May you have all the happinesses together.

  50. ninyabruja said:

    Mazel tov!

  51. Jenn said:

    Congratulations! How exciting!

  52. JetGirl said:


  53. Chant said:

    Congratulations! (Throws confetti)

  54. Flora said:

    Mazel tov!

  55. roramich said:

    I wish you all the happiness the day can hold!

  56. Guava said:

    I hope you have a beautiful wedding, and a wonderful marriage!!!

  57. Elbereth said:

    I wish you all the good things.

  58. Congratulations, Captain. You are a fabulous human being and I wish you the happiest of marriages ❤ ❤ ❤

  59. RSVP said:

    Congratulations and have a wonderful time at your wedding!

  60. ThtreLady said:

    Congratulations and have the best time! I hope the weather stays clear for you and that everything goes as smoothly as possible.

  61. K V said:

    Congrats!!!! Have an AMAZING time!!

  62. MoragLachlanMaclachlan said:

    Congratulations!!!!!!! I am willing Thor and assorted godlike particles to bring you great weather and a wonderful day. All the very best :D.

  63. VG said:

    Congratulations! Here’s to a long, happy marriage.

  64. Chessie said:

    Dang it, I know a rain dance but no sun dances. I will however refrain from doing my rain dance.

    I hope the day goes exactly the way you want it to. Congratulations!

  65. Anisoptera said:

    Congratulations! \o/

  66. ReginaG said:

    Congratulations!! May this be the start of a long and happy married life together!

  67. Much joy to you both

  68. Much happiness to you both! May you have an excellent day, and an even better marriage.

  69. Katie said:

    Wishing you both the best weather and so many congratulations for your continued joyful life together! Thank you for all you do.

  70. andyl said:

    I managed to get married on Ke’e Beach at the only time in almost two decades it hadn’t poured relentlessly on that particular date, so if I posses any small amount of weather mojo, it’s all yours.

    Joy, health and happiness to you both!

  71. DropTable~DropsMic said:

    Congratulations! I hope it all goes smoothly and I wish you two the best. So excited for you!

  72. Polychrome said:

    Wishing you both much joy and happiness.

  73. Sucre said:

    Congratulations, Captain!

  74. Cassandra said:

    Hooray! Every happiness to you both.

  75. AndTheRest said:

    Best wishes, Captain!

  76. Oort Cloud said:

    Happy, happy day and every happiness thereafter to you both, Captain!

  77. Calypso said:

    Oh frabjous day! Callooh, Callay!
    All the sweet things and days of grace to you and himself.

  78. Friendly Hipposcriff said:

    Have a fantastic day! I’d send spare sunshine, but this is Britain…

  79. Rene said:

    Congratulations! Hope you have a wonderful day and many years of happiness ahead of you.

  80. Action Kate said:

    Congratulations! Even if it does rain, it doesn’t matter: the sunshine is in your hearts. I wish you a joyous, loving, supporting, kind life together.

  81. Schwanli said:


  82. JeanLouiseFinch said:

    Have a great day! Sitting here north of Chicago and it’s sunny and clear.

  83. V said:

    Congratulations! I wish you every happiness. 🙂

  84. All happiness to you both!! Enjoy this day, beautiful in any weather.

  85. viva said:

    Congratulations, sending you lots of love and hugs!!!

  86. archerchoi said:

    Congratulations! Fingers crossed for perfect weather and cheers to a wonderful life with partner!

  87. Mandi said:

    Congratulations Captain! Have the happiest, most fun day!

  88. Morticia said:

    Best wishes for a beautiful wedding day and a long and happy life together.

  89. sparklefaerie said:

    Congratulations, Captain!

  90. The very best of wishes to you! Thank you for all you give to us and have created in this space—know that we are full of joy for you! Congratulations.

  91. Absotively said:


  92. Redaly said:

    Congratulations to you both! May the weather be good and may you enjoy the heck out of the wedding and aftermath.

  93. DesertRose said:

    Wishing you a day of pleasant weather and no snafus (or snafus that are kept out of your and his hair!) and a life together full of love and laughter! 🙂

  94. Congratulations!

  95. helbling said:

    Crossing fingers for you and congratulations!!

  96. Carlie said:

    Congratulations!!! My parents had their 44th anniversary today, and when I was growing up I was always embarrassed by how lovey they always were to each other. May you be as happy as they have been and then some. 🙂

  97. meta phortunate said:

    Congratulations! May your day be lovely, and your lives together long and happy ones.

  98. Andrea said:

    Congratulations!!! So happy for you.

  99. badcrumble said:

    Congratulations! I hope you and your partner have an excellent day ❤

    • badcrumble said:

      (And many excellent years to come too!)

  100. grumpymagpie said:

    Have a wonderful time!! Best wishes to you and your love!

  101. tinfoilhattie said:


  102. Part-time Jedi said:

    Congratulations to you and your Gentleman Caller. May the Force be with you, tomorrow and for years to come!

  103. Flotsam said:

    Congratulations! Wishing you all the best!

  104. Antoinette said:

    Prayers ascending for glorious weather and an excellent celebration.

  105. lilitu said:

    Congratulations, wishing you all the happiness and a gorgeous joyous day ❤

  106. JHS said:

    Congratulations! Have an amazing day! I shall appeal to the weather gods for appropriately clear skies and light warm breezes 🙂

  107. rinna2412 said:

    Congratulations! I hope you and the Gentleman Caller have a lovely day, and that you have a marriage full of laughter and support and all the other good things.

  108. Lirael said:

    Mazel tov!!

  109. Redgirl said:


  110. StarlikeSilences said:

    Congratulations and best wishes! I hope you had an amazing weekend! 🙂

  111. RedinSC said:

    Congratulations Captain! I hope the nuptials were drama free and everything you wanted. Best wishes to you and new spouse! ENJOY!

  112. Mythea said:

    Congratulations a thousand times! May it be a continuation of an awesome relationship that bring you all the good things in life!

  113. Rincat said:

    Congratulations! So very happy for y’all!

  114. Congratulations! I hope your wedding is as awesome as your advice! Fall weddings are absolutely stunning, and I’m hoping it’s epic. Best wishes to your Gentleman Caller, too!

  115. KatietheBrave said:

    Happy wedding!

  116. H.Regalis said:


  117. May your wedding day be the worst day of your marriage – because every day after is even better.

  118. Fish said:


  119. xexyz said:


  120. Julie B said:

    Congratulations and Best Wishes from one of your avid followers! I wish you both much joy!

  121. therufs said:

    OMG AWESOME! Congratulations!

  122. iiii said:


    Have an excellent marriage.

  123. Kat, Ph.D. said:

    Congratulations, Captain and Mr. Captain Awkward! I hope your wedding was lovely, and that your marriage is even lovelier.

  124. pagooey said:

    Congratulations and best wishes, Awkwardses! May your day be delightful and lovely, and may any small thing that goes awry do so in a way that makes for a hilarious, epic story that you tell for decades.

  125. AlmstHvn said:

    By now, the Big Day has passed and the relaxation, I pray, has begun 🙂 Many blessings upon you both!

  126. pursnikitty said:


  127. Congratulations, Captain! 🙂

  128. Cannibal Queen said:

    Yay Captain and Mr Captain! I hope he realises how lucky he is. All the best for the future.

  129. Congratulations! 😀 All the best to the both and the each of you! May your day be glorious, and your shared future long and satisfying.

  130. Flash Bristow said:

    Just to join the inevitable chorus wishing you a wonderful and happy day – and future.

  131. hangtown said:


  132. kmcdonell said:

    Yaaaaay! Have an amazing honeymoon!

  133. Belated congratulations Captain, I hope it was awesome!

  134. espritdecorps said:


  135. LSimone said:

    Congratulations! Have a wonderful wedding!

  136. March Hare said:

    Wonderful tidings, Captain! Happy days and all things good for the both of you!

  137. Good Wolf said:

    Congratulations! Reading your column has helped me so many times with interpersonal relationships, so I’m thrilled you get to celebrate a happy one of your own like this! Hope it was a fantastic day for you both! 🙂

  138. Curious Caso said:

    Jennifer, congratulations! I knew from long-time lurking on the blog that you and I would be part of the same bridal cohort, but as it turns out, we were married on the very same day! I must have channeled you and your awesome advice a thousand times during wedding planning and all the using my words that went with it. Congrats; I hope your day was as fun, hilarious and meaningful as can be, from one October 8, 2016 bride to another!

    • JenniferP said:

      ^5! Congratulations! We never have to do that again!

  139. BigdogLittlecat said:

    Mabrouk! Congratulations and best wishes for a wonderful life together!

  140. E.C. said:

    Congratulations! Wishing you and your spouse all the joy and happiness you’ve helped your readers work toward!

  141. Emmers said:


  142. peregrinations said:


  143. Congratulations and celebrations and all the good things to you and your “co-captain!”

  144. Hope it was glorious! Enjoy the honeymoon. ❤

  145. PintsizeBro said:

    Congrats! I hope everyone had a great time.

  146. Anon, Goodnight said:


  147. unlurking said:

    Congratulations!!! And I *looooooove* the photo of “you and your ladies” on twitter, LOVE. So much warm happiness.

  148. kathyglo said:

    Late to comment, but wish you both the very best! Hope everything went wonderfully!

  149. Jaygee said:

    Congratulations!!! I wish you so much happiness.

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