If you’re coming from out of town and looking for a place to stay, give Summer Sands a call at 1-800-336-4849. Sure, the wedding is downtown and the hotel is across the county in Wrightsville Beach, but it’s pretty much a straight shot and New Hanover County is pretty skinny. (It’s not that far, is what I’m saying.) Plus you’d get to stay across the street from the beach (although it will be January and you probably wouldn’t wan to get in the water, but you’d be able to take a nice morning walk) and if you request it, you can probably get a room with a view of the Intracoastal Waterway. Ask for Laura and tell her you’re coming for the wedding.