Plagued By Dumbasses

April 14, 2008

Wedding planning update

Filed under: Wedding Words — by gresmer @ 9:38 am
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So for those of you who are interested in how the wedding plans are going I thought I would give you a wee update.

Wedding Date? – Check.  We are booked for October 18, 2008.  (Only 6 months to go….ack!)

Wedding Venue? (ceremony and reception) – Check.  We are getting married and partying at Hockley Valley Resort in Orangeville.

Wedding Dress? – Check.  I was dreading the idea of dress shopping actually (I’m not much of a shopping fan and I was expecting it would take forever) but Linda and I went out one time and we came home with a dress.  And it cost $299!!!  It needs to be altered as it is actually too big – shocking I know! – but no biggie – it will still be a bargain!

Invitations? – sort of a check.  We are making them ourselves (we originally decided that this would be a cheaper option but at the end of the day it will probably cost us twice what it would have if we just got someone else to do it) and I have the overall design all sorted out but the construction of them is not moving ahead all that quickly.  I have 39 covers done (about 20 to go) but the fiddly bits (ribbon and little pockets to hold maps etc.) are not even started.

Wedding favours? – Idea is done – actual favours? – not even started.  I won’t give away the whole idea but I will tell you that it will involve baked goods.  The baking won’t happen until much closer to the wedding but I need to do some sample runs to see what works best.

Wedding Cake? – well this one has been a challenge because as a baker it really grinds my gears to be quoted $500 and up for a cake.  And that is for a very simple cake!  So we have an idea of getting some whole cheesecakes from a restaurant that we love and if that doesn’t work out I have a few contacts of some cake ladies that may be able to give us a deal.

Flowers? – Check – sort of.  We went on Saturday to the florist to get ideas and a price.  We now have the ideas but I am just waiting to see what the price is.  If it is something I can live with – we can mark this one off as well.  I am expecting it to be reasonable as it is a florist I actually know but we shall see.

DJ? – Check!

Photographer? – Check!  We originally were just going to get either a friend or one of Jason’s uncles to take pictures but Jason’s mom told us about a guy that does wedding photography on the side and we went to see him and his stuff was really good and he gave us a FANTASTIC deal as we were the kids of a friend of a friend and so we signed him up.  As it turns out he is now an award winning photographer as he just won two awards in Vegas.  Way to go Ian!

Bridesmaid Dresses?  Still outstanding.  We have come to a decision on colours (original idea was blue but we have moved on to black) but we are still looking for a dress that works.  Linda (who is my Matron of Honour) is coming for a visit in early May so hopefully we can get everyone sorted out then.

And I think that about gets you up to speed on where we are.  We still have a number of things to get together like meal choices, songs, itineraries for the DJ and photographer, printing of invitations and a ton of other items that are small details but seem to add up.  I’m tired just thinking about it actually.  I just need to remember that it is supposed to be fun and exciting.  Most of the time that is easy but I will admit there have been a few times already where I have forgotten and it just seems like more work that I don’t have time to finish.  Where does the time go??

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