Tuesday, October 21, 2008

It's starting to sink in...

Planning my wedding is not going to be easy!  I'm currently on the hunt for a florist.  I did get a list from the coordinator at my location, so I have to research them and then call and make appts.  My mom suggested one, but I called and they're on vacation that weekend!  So, they're out!
I'm also planning the Save-the-Dates.  Can you buy strips of magnets the size of a bookmark?

I'm going to update more later when I can add links and photos to make it more interesting!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

So far ...

I'm not sure how to start this blog, how to get it to the point of all the wedding blogs I read!  But, I guess I'll start by talking about my wedding and what I know for sure.

We are having our wedding at Abington Art Center.  The money to rent the space goes to the arts programs they offer, which makes me feel good.  The ceremony and reception will both be there.  This presents an issue when it comes to the photos, because I'd prefer that my husband-to-be not see before the ceremony in my dress, but there won't be enough time between the ceremony and reception as they are in the same place, plus I'd like to be at the cocktail hour eating, I'm sure I'll be starving by then (see bride sweating it off).  I guess I'll just have to suck it up and get the photos done before the ceremony, I want to make sure we get good photos.  Our photographer is Alyssa Maloof and I love her!  She's more artistic than traditional, which I think is more our style.  We've also chosen our caterer, Culinary Design Associates.  They were one of the three Abington Art Center gave us to choose from.  Our menu will be made up of comfort, my grandmother would/could make and we'll be doing stations.  Our families aren't really fancy and stations just seemed right for us, and even better than buffet because there will be 3 lines as opposed to one long one!  The last thing we have so far is the dj, which will be my stepdad's brother.  As far as I know he doesn't have a website.  Ohhhhh, and I almost forgot...I've ordered my dress...but that's a secret!

I was feeling good about this lead, but now the wedding is LESS than a year away, so it's time to get more done.

We still need to:

order flowers
find someone to marry us
design invitations
order bridesmaid dresses
choose what all the men will wear and order it

and I'm sure the list will get longer as I remember stuff!

Saturday, October 4, 2008

One Year Today

I thought it fitting to start this blog on October 3, 2008 exactly a year away from my wedding!  I'm starting this blog to help me plan my wedding and maybe be a resource for other brides planning their weddings.

Oh, I guess it's technically after midnight...but we'll pretend...

More to come...it's late and I have to go cuddle!