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Ryan Kefer & Jesse Missad — Minted

Ryan Kefer


Jesse Missad


What Do I Wear to Welcome Drinks?

Welcome drinks are casual! Anything from jeans to dresses, whatever makes you comfortable.

Did I have to RSVP for Friday night? I don't remember doing that...

Nope, don't worry, we did not request RSVPs! That said, we would like to make sure we properly estimated the head count, so please let either Ryan or Jesse (or know what your plans are.

Tell me more about Friday...

We're excited to welcome you to town and raise a glass together! Feel free to come and go at any point during the evening. There will be passed hors d'oeuvres served, but not a full meal. We'll also be adding some of our favorite Rockaway spots to the FAQ if you're looking for dinner advice!

This all sounds great. How do I get to Harbor Light Pub on Friday?

For Friday night, there are no formal transportation plans, since everyone has staggered arrival times and dinner reservations. For those staying in Rockaway, Harbor Light Pub is about one mile from the Rockaway Hotel, so walking is an option if you're interested. Uber/Lyft are readily available from all hotels, and probably the best way to get there. There is some street parking as well, if you are planning on driving in.

OK, Onto Saturday. For the Wedding, What does black tie optional mean to you guys?

The bridal party will be in black tie (tuxedos for the men, long dresses for the women). Everyone else should come ready to party! You're welcome to show up in black tie as well, but suits and cocktail dresses absolutely work too. Just make sure you can dance!

Will there be transportation provided to the wedding?

On Saturday, there will be bus transportation to St. Francis de Sales Church for the ceremony from all hotels:

  • Shuttle pickup at TWA Hotel - 2:00pm
  • Shuttle pickup at Hyatt Resorts World - 2:20pm
  • Shuttle pickup at Rockaway Hotel - 2:30pm

After the ceremony, those same buses will run shuttles to The Rockaway Hotel. If you're up for it - and your shoes are comfortable! - we also recommend a walk along the beach (~20-25mins) to return to the Rockaway Hotel, as there's a little break until the cocktail hour begins at 6pm.

When the Reception is over at 11pm, there will be a shuttle pick up at Rockaway Hotel, returning to the Hyatt Resorts World and TWA Hotel. If you need to leave earlier, or if you decide to stay in Rockaway and party the night away, Uber/Lyfts are recommended.

I was planning on driving. Will I be able to park?

Yes, definitely! There is parking available at the church and valet service at The Rockaway Hotel. If you can, please email to let us know if that's your plan, so that we can give the hotel an accurate estimated number of cars to expect.

Do you have any local childcare advice?

We're so sorry not to be able to accommodate children at the wedding festivities, and know that can be a big inconvenience. While we do not have childcare options provided, please email us at and we'll do our best to help you find a solution.

Do you have any local food & drink advice?

Of course! We love supporting the Rockaway community and are writing up a summary of some of our favorites spots. We will add an update with all of that here soon, but if you're trying to make a dinner reservation for Friday and want advice ASAP, please text either one of us or email us at

i've got more questions

We've got more answers! If there's anything we missed, the best way to reach us for anything wedding-focused is to email us at - that way we'll both get it and one of us will get back to you as soon as we can.

i'm excited. are you excited?

WE ARE SO EXCITED! We can't wait to celebrate with you all soon!