Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Wedding Progress

I have not posted in a while so I thought I would bring it back with a BANG!

I feel like we just got engaged and then I looked at the calendar and realized - that was three months ago, and THEN I looked at the calendar and realized - we have a year to go to the wedding!  I hear it goes fast, so naturally, I have almost all my vendors booked, like a crazy person like an organized person.  Many of you have been asking, "How's the wedding planning going?"  Thank you for asking friends!  Here is how it is going:

Church:  Booked - St. Patrick's Historic
Venue:  Booked - Stranahan/Great Hall
DJ:  Booked - Decorative Sound
Caterer:  Booked - Michael's
Chair Covers:  Booked - Alice with I DO Chair Covers (we will not be tying or untying - thanks Alice!)
Transportation:  Hmmm - Elmore Trolley??  I found a trolley for a great deal out of Elmore but I have not been able to reach them all week to ask about how much the deposit it.  Makes me nervous. We recently took a ride in a limo bus that had a TV in it from Limo Toledo and it was the shizz.  Think that's the way to go.
Florist:  Meeting to be scheduled with Hafner.  I met Beth recently and she's awesome.  Gorgeous work.
Photographer:  Meet with Christin of Blue Martini Photography last Saturday.  She was so awesome and I felt like we were old friends. She didn't even flinch when I saw a friend (we met at Panera) and he proceeded to tell her what a maniac I had been the night before.  She rocks.  Sent deposit.  Excited!
Cake:  Toledo Zoo's Timberline Bakery!  Amazing cakes and cookies, I have ordered so many desserts from the bakery and they have all been incredible and delicious.
Videographer:  Because I loathe seeing myself on video, I absolutely am avoiding this.  I have a few in mind, but this does not thrill me.  Am I alone here?
Photobooth:  I would really like this and have a quote from a few companies.  We, of course, like to keep it real and support local business.  Most photo booths are outrageous and come from out town.
Officiant:  The hunt is on.  We had a few in mind but the two that we had personal connections with are booked for our date.
Dress:  I need until Nov. 1 on my Tony Horton plan until I am ready for that mess.  
Bridesmaids Dresses:  I tried to get some awesome chocolate brown ones from J. Crew that I though were on sale, but they were not.  Not one bit.  $260 seems to be too pricey for a dress.  The "on sale" price was $65.  Dang.  We have time.....right?
Last but not least, the DATE:  October 2011.  I was told not to publish the date so no one robs my house.  I will tell you later or I will tell you if you email me - just don't rob me.

I have the best groom in the world!  He is involved but wants me to be happy with all decisions so ultimately he wants me to decide.  How great is that?  Not to get all smushy, but besides the wedding hoop-la, I just am so happy to be getting MARRIED, the actual part where we get to be together forever.

That's all for now!  I don't want to share all my secrets!  Thanks for listening.  Send me your feedback/ideas/what you did/what you would have done differently at your own nuptials. 


wrestling kitties said...

YAY!! I am excited to see this post!

This makes me smile! "I just am so happy to be getting MARRIED, the actual part where we get to be together forever."

Look at ALL you have gotten done. That is fantastic!

We got pretty much all our stuff organized and scheduled around the one year point as well, which was great because you can just chill and not have to worry about all those big things anymore and have plenty of time to get all the little details done!

P.S. Instead of reading TONY Horton I kept reading TIM Horton. I want to be on the Tim Horton plan! A Bagel BELT, coffee, donuts....that is my kind of fitness program ;)

Anonymous said...

wow buddy you have a ton done!!! i used hafner and i loved them :)

Ky • twopretzels.com said...

This is awesome. You know that I appreciate this updated list. :)

We used Decorative Sounds and were REALLY happy.

And, the videographer? Eh, we actually didn't have an official one. Just wasn't a priority for me. Here I am years later and I'm not so sure I regret it.


I can't WAIT to try the cake.

And, that's a huge bummer about the bridesmaid dresses. Damn it.

Ky • twopretzels.com said...

P.S. You're going to be a GORGEOUS bride. The dress will find YOU. You'll just know. And it'll look AWESOME.


(W.K. - I look like I'm on the Tim Horton plan. It appears that I've swallowed at least 300 donut holes. No lie.)

SassyTimes said...

We had Decorative Sound too and LOVED them! They went above and beyond their duty as DJ. Really....they were all about bringing us drinks all night. It was awesome.

We didn't go the videographer route because I HATE being on video and I thought it would be a waste of money. My grandpa just filmed with his camera. I like looking at that, but wish we would have had a professional. I think it would be fun to look back on.

SassyTimes said...

p.s. AND I, too, am on the Tim Horton plan. ;) (As I sit here, at 9:30pm, eating a GIGANTIC apple fritter from McQueens as my dinner). Ooops.

Kate said...

I also did JCrew dresses - very happy with them. I would wait to see if they go on sale again at the end of fall or even winter season. I think you have time on this for sure.

Also worth noting - customer service was really helful. A couple of my maids waited too long and then we had to do store searches to get them all ordered. The customer service at JCrew was a lifesaver! Because really, the dresses were life or death... right?!?! :)

Heart the updated list. Can't wait to catch up next week!

All Things Red said...

Look at you, Miss Organizer! I love it! And I am so very happy for you, Pollyanna!

Anonymous said...

OMG. I can't wait till OCT 2011. It will be TOTES awesome.

KT said...

I too used Decorative Sound and they were amazing! They really helped make the reception everything I wanted and more!

What a fun and exciting time for you!!

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