The Elusive Wedding Web Site

I started a free wedding Web site on today, but I already secretly have my eye on upgrading to a hotter, richer, more muscular model. For just $4.95 to $14.95 a month, we can get a whole array of features, including our own domain name. I figured I’d keep it simple and just use our first names– Imagine my surprise when I discover that some other couple getting married (allegedly also named Gillian and Brian) already ganked the domain name! Who are these imposters?


Look at them with their wee beady eyes and those smug looks on their faces. Who do they think they are?

I guess we have to find a new domain name now. I took a quick look at some names that came to mind right away, and these are all unavailable:

Foiled again! These ones, however, are still on the market:

I might have to settle for the practical (but not as fun), but I have a feeling Brian is going to want

Now we need to find a family-friendly picture of us for the page that is not from A) a ridiculously themed costume party

Ugly Sweater Party

or B) a dive bar.


It’s harder than you would think.

Ideas for domain names and/or pictures? I know some of you will have some gems…


1 mimi { 08.04.08 at 12:12 am }

How’s about:


2 Brian { 08.04.08 at 4:44 am }

WTF? I can’t believe that! I cracked the code of their password protected site (question: what year are we going to get married? answer:2009. This seems like a silly “security” question) and they’re not even using half of the pages! PUNKS.

Anyway, Gill, I though we could use our initials, then I thought we could take it a step further with:

eh? eh?

3 Colleen { 08.04.08 at 10:24 am }

Oh man, your babies are going to be so fucking clever!

I can’t wait till they are snarky and 15. :) Thanks, Brian and Gill, for renewing my faith in reproduction!

4 Ide { 08.04.08 at 10:29 am }

I noticed that is still free. If that doesn’t strike your fancy, you know what domain name IS available?

I think this is a sign.

5 Melia { 08.04.08 at 2:34 pm }

Ooh, I like the sound of “,” because if you have to marry The Man, you better get a fun domain and some crazy adorable kids out of the deal.

I have one photo of you in a classy lounge bar: – though Brian does have one red eye like the Terminator.

Here are my votes for domain names:

6 Gillian { 08.04.08 at 5:48 pm }

Wow. I knew I was friends with you people for a reason.

Mimi, made me laugh a lot. might actually work… haha, I didn’t even notice they had made their security password worthy of Celebrity Jeopardy (“Name this continent– ASIA!”).

Colleen, our babies are either going to be hilarious and clever or just plain sassy and mean!

Oh, Ide. It is a sign. We will be together forever.

Mel, is pretty damn good (the cannibalism one might deter people from coming to the reception).

7 L-Murda { 08.04.08 at 6:15 pm }

also still free:

(be careful with that last one, misspell it and I’m pretty sure you’ll get some hot porn)

or on a for real note:

What’s wrong with those pictures? haha.

8 Chuck { 08.04.08 at 7:02 pm }
9 Gillian { 08.05.08 at 10:05 am }

Ohhh, is a good one. BUT is not only awesome– it’s true!

Aw, that picture of Loyola’s favorite couple makes me all teary– Joe, what went wrong with us (besides the fact that we both like guys)?

10 Ide { 08.05.08 at 1:05 pm }

Well, all riiiiiiiight. I’ll be your second marriage, Gill. But YOU are the one who is going to have to explain it Brian, missy! And if there are any kids, you can forget it. I ain’t in the business of breaking up families.

That is what you meant, right? :)

11 girlatastartup { 08.11.08 at 1:13 pm }

Your karaoke pics are awesome.

12 Meg { 08.12.08 at 12:27 pm }

Melia and I appear to be quite like-minded as my personal favorite is and she definitely gets a shout-out for

You Dickers are awfully funny!

13 Gillian { 08.13.08 at 3:49 pm }

Ide, don’t play dumb. You know what we’re talking about, Miss “I went to college for my MRS degree.”

Girlatastartup, I hear you are the karaoke queen, so I think we’re gonna get along just fine!

Meg, we Dickers have to bring on the hilarity to compete with the Burgii (I think that should be the plural of “Burgess”). Y’all are a tough act to match. Example A:

14 Meg { 08.14.08 at 12:50 am }

Sadly, your tiny url link would not work for me, so I could not reference example A. Bummer.

Of course, the plural of Burgess is Burgi, though I’m not so sure about the double ‘i’ thing you’ve got going on. Oh well, I’m so glad our freakishly funny family finally has some stiff competition. [ Wow! that was some completely unintentional alliteration!] Oddly, I think all the other in-laws just think we’re super-weird. It actually brought tears to my eyes that you find us hilarious. I’m really touched…. I do know this–come January, it’s gonna’ be a helluva party! It’ll be hilarium squared.

As for your search for the perfect picture, I think you should go with option C, which would be a ridiculously-themed costume party AT a dive bar. Hellooooo. Seriously, neither of you thought about that for the rehearsal dinner??? Keep in mind that if you throw that kind of party, I BETTER be on the invite list!

15 Gillian { 08.14.08 at 10:41 am }

Damn you, Tiny URL! Apparently the period I added at the end of the sentence made it invalid. OK, try this one: Yes. Example A.

And I think you have the rehearsal dinner nailed! Brilliant. I suppose you can be invited. Seriously, I couldn’t have picked better siblings-in-law– y’all set the bar high (and I mean “bar” in a few ways).

16 Meg { 08.14.08 at 11:49 am }

Ahhh yes. Example A indeed

17 Reja { 12.17.15 at 6:16 am }

Now that’s sulbte! Great to hear from you.

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