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So I've started trying to get things organized and together before the wedding, yes a bit far away, but better early than lte right.
Anyway I've starrted by ordering all the supplies for my invitations, so three kinds of paper for those, paper for rsvps, paper for place cards, etc, etc, etc then i was thinking i should order some for info on our gift regestry, but we are setting up a registery at a travel aggency so we can pay for our honey moon, which isnt hard to word, but we also would like to set up a wishing well for our guests to give cash gifts.
So I guess what my question is, is it tacky to do this? and how do i word it on the invite? any suggestions?
the bookings have started.
Date: September eighth two-thousand & eight.
Mood: excited & tired.
So tonight I booked our reception space, and if that wasn't good enough I booked our photographer. Yaaa!!!! I'm so excited. I feel like we're getting things moving. So glad. So we booked the barn in shawnessy and cineart photography. Amazing I'm so stoked. So does anyone know of any beautiful ceremony spaces in the south end of Calgary area?
Making Some Movment.
some hope on the horizons.
Date: Sept Sixth Two-Thousand & Nine.
Mood: Tierd, and Calm.
Last night we went and met with the photographer we are hoping to use, she was very nice I love her work as does Mark and she had some good advice. As much as i would have liked to jump infront of her camara right there and say have you your way with me, make me phoogenic, she offered some good advice to book the location first, before her instead of her so that if we need to change he date we wouldnt lose our damage deposite with her.
Today we went and saw a space I think we are going to use as a recaption space, its perfect, just what we want, great colors, fits with the them, everything. Except, theres alwas an except isn't there, we are going to have to cut our guest list from 200 to 120, so may be a little tough but it just means that we have the people wit us we love and less of the people that come and go.
I feel like we are actually getting things moving which is making me feel alot better about this whole process.
Days til the Wedding: 363.
Currently listening to: Top Chef on the Food Network.
A Brief Introduction.
Hi, nice to meet you.
Date: Sept 5th 2009
Current Mood: Happy, slightly unmotivated.
After posting my first blog yesterday and receiving a comment I realized that people actually read these, that my general ramblings may actually be heard, well read, by someone. Therefore I thought a brief introduction was in order. Not for the fact that it would be the polite thing to do, however it is, but so that my ramblings have an identity related to them.
So hi, my name is Alana which you may have guessed as it is on my side profile thingy>>>> my fiancées name is Mark, also on the side thingy. We have been together only a short while, just over six months. We have been engaged for three weeks this Sunday, and our wedding is set for exactly one year today. I'm from southern Alberta born and raised. Came from your typical million dollar family, mom, dad, two kids and a dog. Mark on the other hand came from BC and belongs to a larger family of six children. I work in media, radio in particular, and he is in upper management for a large company. Majority of the time it will be me writing these, mainly as a way to get out what stress seems to come with the thought of even planning a wedding, and perhaps network with kinder spirits who may have gone through the same thing. However I may try and see if I can get Mark to try and voice his inner wedding demons too, mind you I think mine may be a little meaner. ha ha.
As of right now we have nothing planned for the wedding, well I shouldn't say that we have a date, color's, and theme, and I think I know what I want for a dress. But we are meeting with a photographer tonight so hopefully that will be taken care of. So other than the standard questions of how much, and such does anyone have any questions that they think you should ask of a photographer?
As for what I can add to this network, other than sarcasm I suppose, would be I'm a decent writer, despite my ramblings, and I'm very creative and actually plan on having a lot of DIY items at my wedding, so if you need help with that or some suggestion, go right ahead and ask and I will do my best. As for what Mark can contribute, well he brings wine, so he fuel my ramblings, i don't know if that is beneficial or not but we'll see.
Until later, cheers.
Days til the Wedding: 364.
Currently listening to: Mountain Lovers - Elizabeth Rummel.
An adventure on its own
Date: September 4, 2008
Current Mood: Calm
So this weekend we are coming up on three weeks since we got engaged, and of course being a girl I've already started planning. Although I must say under taking planning a wedding is much more than I thought it would be. So in my three weeks of being a fiancé I have learnt a few lessons, the first of many I'm sure.
1) Photographers are expensive, and while their services are ones that create memories that last a life time, still a lot of coin is necessary.
2) Booking a year in advance does not mean the date will be available, on the contrary. We have had the most difficult time finding a place for the ceremony/reception. Lets just say those adventures have included a not so accommodating priest, a run in with the rules of the dioceses, a perfect sight booked, and a lack of returned phone calls.
3) When you tell people you plan on having a semi-DIY wedding, you get a few strange looks.
4) I've become very aware, at the effort of others, of how high the divorce rate is.
5) Knowing exactly what you want for your dress actually makes it harder to find a replica of it than picking it from a magazine.
All in all though I'm exstatic, because at the end of all of this I'm marrying the man of my dreams.
I'm sure I will learn alot more along the way, and lucky you that , means you'll be indulging in my tales.
Days til the wedding: 365
Currently Listening To: Viva La Vida by Cold Play