Friday, May 29, 2009

Wedding talk...and go!

I've been engaged a month. A month people! When did that happen? Your guess is as good as mine.

But really. I haven't really talked much wedding here since then and there still isn't a whole to talk about besides the fact that weddings are freakin expensive! It also doesn't help that Matt and I have tons of family and friends making our guest list a little ridiculous right now. And finding a place for all of these family and friends is sort of tiring. So tiring that for a short second I sort of contemplated throwing it all out the window and just considered getting hitched in Vegas next weekend.

Buuuut then reality sunk in and of course I wouldn't want that. I want all of my friends and family at my wedding and dag nabbit we will find a place we like that doesn't require us to promise our first born, haha.

So somewhere in the midst of it all we'll start making some real plans and I'll go gaga over everything on Etsy and WeddingBee and The Knot and ah! I'm getting married people!



And I still couldn't 'be more excited!! :)



Anything making you excited today?




happy weekend all!

29 comments:

Stacey said...

You'll make the most beautiful bride! I enjoy reading your blog. You two make the cutest couple.

Chrissy said...

I am picking up my kitty from the vet.. I dropped her off yesterday, yep had her spayed and when I left her she was so scared... I felt bad but they wanted to monitor her and give her pain meds..she looked so confused and scared...

Deutlich said...

yesss!! a) i can comment! b) I'm going to a friend's baby shower tomorrow for which I get to bake TWO cakes!

Anonymous said...

Cuuute picture, haha. :)

J$

AHHHH, yay Cavs!!!

Lily G. said...

Congrats again. Have you guys set a date?

liliesandgrapes.blogspot.com

Kyla Roma said...

Congratulations again! It's hard but you can do a wedding that doesn't impoverish you. I think it's one of those quality/quantity tug of wars - but you'll figure it out! Just have fun, and shop around. There are eleventy billion blogs out there that will give you more inspiration than you can shake a stick at.

Allison M. said...

maybe you will air you wedding for all bloggers to see?

I have a bachelorette party this weekend, and that should prove to be a pretty interesting time. Don't they always?

Lara said...

And you're only at the beginning... just kidding. The planning IS a fun process, but it can get overwhelming. The good thing about sorting your guest list now is that you can have several drafts of it. What we did is write a new guest list from memory every month for 6 monts. Anyone who was forgotten more than twice was off the list. It's the only fair way we could narrow it all down.

I've got a wedding planning blog running at the moment, if it will help you. I'm in the UK, so you won't be able to buy the same items necessarily, but it may help you remember what you need to organise for the wedding day.

http://laraweddingplanning.blogspot.com

When you go to get quotes for catering, cakes, honeymoon etc, neglect to tell them it's for a wedding. They will honestly whack on another couple of grand once they hear it's a wedding. Just tell them it's a family get-together or an anniversary party or whatever. Tell the travel agent that you just fancied a big trip. Our quote for our "big trip" to Hawaii ended up costing half what the "honeymoon" quotes cost.

San said...

I am so excited for you, and I wanted to let you know that you can plan a wedding that doesn't have to be ridiculously expensive and still have a blast (of course, I don't know exactly HOW many guests you're planning with... ;)).

theycallmecurlysue said...

How exciting :) I'm hoping sometime this summer I will be in the same position. I know David will ask me sometime soon, but of course I have no idea when. If you want any wedding stuff--just ask--I have a ton of it since I have the bug :)

brandyismagic said...

I'm so excited for you. This is going to be such a fun time! I'm no where close to getting married (or even, let's face it- dating someone I would BRING to a wedding) but I can't wait to see what your wedding turns out like. I know for sure it will be stunning and you will be beautiful!

Katy said...

Just catching up on things. Congrats!! For what it's worth, we had our wedding in Vegas (at a hall, not a casino) and it was very, very affordable. Much more than it ever would have been here in LA. Plus, it meant there was no need to entertain any of the guests or set up any special hotel rates (though we did find a timeshare place that beat any decent hotel price on the strip that booked their apartments like hotel rooms).

Just remember, the goal is to have fun. So whatever you do, make sure you enjoy it.

amanda said...

weddings are so fun. i love everything about them. however, i have yet to have to pay for one-so i'm sort of just that girl who obsesses over all things weddings until it comes time for me to actually have to spend money on it.
even then i'm sure i'll still love it. (just not the handing over cash part-daddy stout better have my wedding fund good and ready!)

you and matt are going to have a blast getting all the details figured out and putting everything together. and i hope that you pop on here often to show us and tell us how the planning is going.

Grits said...

Good luck with everything. I know it can seem kind of overwhelming, especially at first, but just keep your head up and keep your eyes open for whatever might pop up. I'm sure everything will turn out great! (and super fun!)

Ali said...

You two are way too adorable. Stop it, haha.

Weddings are ridiculously ridiculous.

And the only thing making me excited right now is the fact that it's Friday, thank Allah. :P

CageQueen said...

I do wedding planning as a side job/hobby. If you need any help or creative ideas on how to make it happen, feel free to email me!

I'mawriter said...

Well I don't even know you, but I'm excited for you! Weddings are so much fun. I love them! I'm not married, but I love going to weddings. There's a great book called Lies at the Altar by Dr. Robin Smith. It's a wonderful tool to strengthen relationships before you get married. Check it out!

*~Dani~* said...

today I am excited because I got a new job and i think it is going to be a great step in furthering my career. It is also closer to home. Rock on!

Claire said...

I'm getting married too!! In April 2010. That's what's making me excited! Good luck with planning your wedding. We are quite the opposite of you in as much as we both have small families and so the expense and difficulty in finding a venue hasn't been a problem.

I love reading your blog and I'm looking forward to reading about your plans.

Dancinghotdogs said...

I love it I love it I love it. Congrats! If you think 1 month went fast wait until your 4 year anniversary is coming up and you have a 11 month old son.

Make it your day, Vegas, huge wedding, small wedding whatever. Make it special for you and your soon to be husband.

LiLu said...

The man is out of town, and seven of my best girlfriends are coming over to participate in Rock Band karaoke, lewd discussions, and a bazillion bottles of wine.

AWESOME.

Good luck finding the perfect place!

Andhari said...

This is exciting, have you made any theme yet?

52 Faces said...

sigh...weddings!

Is a pic of the ring forthcoming? ;P
(or did I miss it?)

reederscorner said...

I'm not getting married or even have a boyfriend for that matter and the thought of making a wedding guest list can make me break out in hives. However, I promise you though that everything will tie together and be wonderful!

Ashley said...

I know what you mean about big guest lists. I have a small family, but he has a large family (with only keeping the guest list limited to mostly his family on his mother's side). I'm pretty sure we will be around 70-80 guests with just family and I don't even want to try and figure out which friends should be invited. At least we don't have to worry about meeting minimum numbers when it comes to catering...
Do you know if your planning on getting married in a church? If not, the less costly weddings I have seen have rented a hall and had the ceremony and dinner in the same room. Buffet dinners are also a great option as long as you make sure that everyone has their first plate of food before people go up for seconds (otherwise you and your future husband may find that the food is out before you make it there).

closetsareforclothes said...

i highlighted my hair for the FIRST TIME EVER today!

Jessica said...

When my boyfriend and I get married we'll have a lot of people to invite since we both have big families. So I'll understand exactly what your going through =) But considering were not engaged yet, it will be awhile lol

Bogart in P Towne said...

Very stoked for you guys!

Blicious said...

you guys are so cute!