Q: May I bring my children to the wedding?
A: Yes.

Q: I received an invitation, but may I bring a guest?
A: Yes everyone may bring a guest. Please make sure to include your guest’s full name with your reply card. If you have already sent in the reply card, let us know by phone or email.

Q: What do I do with this reply card, there are no fill-in-the blanks?
A: Most wedding invitation reply cards have fill-in-the blanks. We chose to use the more formal way, but have found that several people have been confused as to what they should do. The correct way to respond is to write a personal note on the card and somewhere on the card include the full names of all the people who will be attending.

Q: It is already past October 15th and I haven’t sent in my reply card, what should I do?
A: Unfortunately, there was an unexpected delay with sending out the invitations due to a problem getting addresses onto the dark brown envelopes. Therefore, most people received their invitations with less than a week before the replies were due. Please get your replies in ASAP so we can have an accurate count for the caterer. You may reply by phone or email if you wish, but still please send in the reply cards, as we are collecting and saving them.

Q: What should I do with my car?
A: Neither the church nor the museum have parking lots; however, there are some options. The Crowne Plaza has a parking garage for guests of the hotel, and street parking is free in DC after 6:30 pm on Friday through Sunday evening. There are also several pay lots in the area, including one next door to the Church. The Crowne Plaza Hotel, Church of the Epiphany, and the National Museum for Women in the Arts are all within three blocks of one another. Barring inclement weather most people should be able to safely navigate their way between locations. Don’t forget to bring the map you received with your invitation.

Q: Can I take the Metro (a.k.a. the Subway to New Yorkers) to the wedding?
A: Absolutely. Metro Center, one of the main hubs of the Metro system, is only a few blocks from all three key locations. The Metro system is open until 2:00 a.m. on weekends.

Q: Are there any stairs or other obstacles that may cause a problem with physically challenged people?
A: Yes, there are a few steps leading up to the Church (4-5 steps at the most). There is, however, a handicapped entrance on the side of the church. Please ask one of the ushers for assistance. In addition, the museum has a large staircase that leads to the mezzanine level. Most guests will take the stairs, but there is an elevator on the left when entering the museum for anyone who may need it.

Q: May I bring my pet?
A: If you are staying at the Crowne Plaza, they allow pets. Please contact them if you have any questions regarding their policy. Unfortunately, pets are not allowed in the church or the museum (otherwise we would have had Sampson and Delilah be the ring bearers).

Q: What is for dinner?
A: We are serving all of our guests beef tenderloin. If anyone has an issue with that choice, for whatever reason (vegetarian/vegan/hate beef/etc.), please contact us in advance, and we will make sure the caterer is informed. If you are unable to let us know in advance, please notify your waiter at the reception.

If you have any questions at any time, or would like to just say hello, you can reach Erica at erica@warderstreet.com and Taylor at taylor.chesnik@gmail.com.