Q: Where is this picnic?
A: There are actually two picnics! One in Minnesota on August 26 and one in California on September 30. Check those links for more information about location, transportation, lodging, parking, things to do, etc.
Q: What should I wear to this thing?
A: Camping Cocktail Attire! We encourage you to take this opportunity to wear something colorful or fun that has been hanging around in your closet: an old prom dress, a Halloween costume, that full-body sequinned jumpsuit. But really you should just wear something you will be comfortable in that you won’t mind getting dirt on. The picnics will be on grassy, slightly uneven areas and there is lots of hiking nearby so keep that in mind when selecting shoes. Extra points if you come in a proboscis monkey costume.
Q: Can I bring someone with me?
A: If you received an email from us, please feel free to bring a friend, a date, your accountant, your pets, and/or your kids. If you are coming with others, please only fill out one RSVP per group.
Q: How do I RSVP?
A: Please help us plan and RSVP here by July 26.
Q: Can I bring my pet(s)?
A: Yes, please! Pets are allowed at the park at the California location, but you may be required to pay a $2 fee per pet per day and they are technically supposed to be on a leash when not in a tent. Pets are welcome at the Minnesota location. There will probably be several dogs attending and Sarah’s parents’ yard is unfenced and adjacent to large wooded areas and fields.
Q: How can I contact you with questions?
A: Email us at jasonandsarah AT w01fe.com. We’ll send all guests a phone number you can call for day-of questions.
Q: How can I get to the picnic?
A: Since parking is limited, closer to the event we will set up a spreadsheet to help people carpool. For the Minnesota picnic, there is no public transportation and limited taxi service. For the California picnic, public transit (BART) can bring you ~20 minutes from the park and Lyft / Uber can drop you at the event, but it may be difficult to call a car to leave the event since cell service is spotty.
Q: What time should I show up?
We suggest you plan to arrive by 3:30 on Saturday to give ample time to park and get settled in, since the organized part of the celebrations will start at 4pm sharp. That said, we will be camping at the sites all weekend, and you are more than welcome to join us for one or both days. (If you come on Friday, please arrive after 5pm and note that we will probably be busy getting things ready on Saturday morning / early afternoon.)
Q: What time should I leave?
A: Games, campfire, and shenanigans will carry on until midnight. For the California picnic, park quiet hours start at 10pm. We have also reserved a group campsite near the main site where people who want a more quiet experience can stay. Please let us know if you prefer to stay in the quiet campsite.
Q: Will food be served? What kind?
A: We plan to have a variety of options for Saturday dinner, including fare for omnivores, vegetarians, vegans, dairy-free, and gluten-free. Please email us
Q: Will alcohol be provided?
A: We will have beer and wine available (no charge). Hard liquor is not allowed at the park where the California picnic will be held.
Q: How can I get home safely if I drink?
A: Please don’t drink and drive! Everyone is welcome to camp overnight. We’ll have some camping gear to loan out, but please bring yours with you if you have it.
If you don’t want to camp but want to drink, please arrange a sober driver. Cab companies and Lyft / Uber will be difficult / impossible to access at both locations.
Q: Where are you registered?
A: We are not registering anywhere – we just want you to picnic with us! If you are so inclined, we have some links to organizations we would love for you to support.
Q: Are the picnics wheelchair accessible?
A: Sort of. Both picnics will be held on grassy areas that are mostly flat but rather rough. The paths from the parking area to the picnic area have gravel and are slightly inclined. Please let us know
Q: What’s the weather expected to be?
A: The weather in Minnesota in August and California in September is pretty similar: Highs in the upper 70s, lows in the low 50s, with a slight chance of rain.
We will be picnicking rain or shine. We will have some party tents in the case of rain but please check the weather beforehand and bring umbrellas and rain gear if necessary. Also, even on a hot day, the temperature can really drop at night in both locations. We suggest bringing lots of layers, a warm jacket, and hat if you plan to camp and/or picnic into the evening.
Q: What are we going to do at this picnic wedding?
A: Eating, drinking, reveling, lawn games, s’mores, and more. If you have any fun ideas we can add, let us know!
Q: Can I help out with the picnics?
A: We would love help with organizing, set up, cleanup, etc. If you are interested in lending a hand, please let us know!
Q: Is this your actual for-reals wedding?
A: No. We are already 2-legit 2-quit — we eloped in Hawaii in May! We will have a short dramatic re-enactment of our nuptials at each picnic.
Q: What is the extrapolated value of everything?