Thursday, June 18, 2009

Not Much Has Changed

I haven't been able to complete much lately. And it's not for lack of trying. Dan is still trying to contact his work friend that DJs. I'm waiting on confirmation from the photographer still. I have been looking into renting tables and chairs, which is proving to be fairly difficult in our small city. I'll keep making calls and even if I have to use a few different places, I'll find enough. I can't wait to get into more entertaining stuff. I will have to start looking at invitation styles really quick here so that we can order everything we need and have plenty of time to put them all together.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Moving Along & Coming Together

We now have an officiant for the wedding. A woman that Dan has known for many years is a marriage commissioner in our city and she has agreed to marry us. I think she is just as excited about it as we are. When she returned my call, she sounded very happy and stated just how "pumped" she was about it. I am so, so happy! It's going to be fantastic to be married by someone we know, and it feels amazing knowing how happy she is too.
She is also friends with my first choice photographer and is going to help us talk her into taking our booking. :)
I started calling D.J.s and that is proving to be a bit of a downer. Talk about expensive. But a work friend of Dan's used to do it, so hopefully we hear from him sometime. Rumor says he still has all his equiptment.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Preliminary Guest List: Check

We have the first run of the guest list and we are pleasantly surprised with it. We went from the 400 + guests that made us stop our wedding planning last time, down to 223 (before Dan's work list). We now have a number and have capped it off at 250 maximum, 200 preferably. So we will now start looking into our budget, we will budget for 250, and hopefully round it down to 200.
I have already begun contact with our preferred officiant and am just waiting to hear back from them. I have also contacted 2 photographers, waiting on their quotes, and looking into who else to get quotes from. This is starting to look up for us. Maybe it was the key to it all along. If at first you don't succeed, threaten to run away lol. Just kidding. But I'm feeling good about everything and things seem to be progressing quite well. Starting to think about flowers, looking into invitation designs, figuring out attendants, dreaming of decor, my mind is going miles a minute!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Not Much To Report

Happy Birthday Mom! I love you! I hope you had a fantastic day!

It's been a slow week in the wedding planning department, mainly due to an extremely busy week in the work department, but month end is now done and my brain is slowly starting to feel less like Jello. In this slow/busy week, my parents were at the oil show in Weyburn and ran into my to be brother-in-law/generous wedding host. I hear reports back that he is extremely happy to be having our wedding at his acreage and has plenty of ideas that he would like to run by us. It's a pretty good feeling knowing how much he cares.

On a side note, I would like to say how proud I am of Dan. He started a new workout program not too long ago, P90X. He wanted to get a little more active, get into better shape, build some more muscle, and just feel better about himself all around. Well I am very happy to shamelessly sing his praises, as we have to go shopping for new jeans for him. He is so happy about it, and I'm proud of him because he's so happy.