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,
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.