FAQs

What should I wear for the wedding day events? What is the dress code?

For wedding day events, the dress code is cocktail attire.

Because both the ceremony and reception will be held outdoors, we recommend footwear and attire that works well to walk on grass and get down on the dance floor – we expect you to boogie with us! – plus to comfortably enjoy the elements.

What is the weather usually like in Michigan in September?

Google would tell you the average temperature for September in Clarklake, Michigan is between 52-73 degrees. Last year on September 21st the temperature was 85 while September 22nd was 62, so there ya go.

Please plan to check the forecast ahead of time. In the scenario Mother Nature decides to not cooperate, please call 419-407-6748 and listen to the voicemail for information on change of venue.

Where will the ceremony and reception be taking place?

Weather permitting, the ceremony will be held at the Clarklake Community Center, located at 3740 Ocean Beach Road, with the cocktail hour and reception that follows to be held at the O’Brien residence, which is hop, skip and jump down the street, located at 3217 Ocean Beach Road.

For directions, please visit the Transportation & Parking page for details.

For alternate plans, should the weather not cooperate, please call 419-407-6748 and listen to the voicemail for information on change of venue.

Will the ceremony and reception be outdoors?

The ceremony will be held outdoors on grass at the Clarklake Community Center, or in case of inclement weather, underneath the reception tent at the O’Brien residence. The reception will also be hosted outdoors on grass underneath a tent, so please plan to dress accordingly.

We recommend ladies wear shoes appropriate for walking on grass, such as flats or wedges, and to bring a light layer in case of cooler temperatures in the evening.

Gentleman should bring a light layer in case of cooler temperatures in the evening.

What happens after the ceremony?

Time to celebrate!

Following the ceremony, we will hosting an adults-only cocktail hour starting at 5:00 PM followed immediately by the reception at the O’Brien residence.

This should allow for ample time to wipe away the tears of joy and get caught up on all of the football happenings of the day.

What should I do if I can’t make the wedding?

We are sorry to hear that you will not be able to celebrate with us that day, but please let us know as soon as possible by RSVP’ing or calling 419-407-6748.

How do I get to locations for both the ceremony and reception?

Please visit the Transportation & Parking page for more details on how to get to the ceremony and reception locations, as well as shuttle details for hotel guests.

What time should I arrive for the wedding ceremony?

Guests should plan to be in their seats at 4:00 PM with the ceremony to start shortly after.

Are kids welcome to the wedding reception?

While we love your little ones, the cocktail hour and wedding reception are adults-only events, so everyone can relax and enjoy the evening.

We appreciate you making arrangements ahead of time and leaving the kids at home so you can celebrate with us.

Can I bring a date?

We appreciate that you know this event will be off the hook and you want to bring more to partake in the festivities, but we ask that this remain strictly RSVP-only based on your invitation.

Do you have a hotel block for guests? Where should I stay?

We have room blocks at Tru by Hilton and Fairfield Inn, both located in Jackson, Michigan.

There are limited accommodation options on the lake as well. Please check out the Travel & Accommodations page for options.

When is the RSVP deadline? How do I RSVP?

Please RSVP by Friday, August 23rd by completing the RSVP form on this site or by calling and leaving a voicemail with your party size and attendee names at 419-407-6748.

Can I take and post pictures from the wedding on social media?

We would ask that you please refrain from taking photos during the ceremony; however, we encourage plenty of picture-taking during the reception!

Please use the hashtag #bobloveseob when sharing on Instagram, so we can see the gems you’ve captured!

Where are you registered?

If you are planning to gift us with something other than your presence at our wedding, please visit our registry for more information.

I still have questions. What is the best way to get answers?

Please call 419-407-6748 and leave a voicemail for other questions or concerns.