Wedding planning is in full force. I was thinking we had plenty of time to plan a wedding. Our date is 9 months away. Boy, I couldn’t have been more wrong! We agreed on our date, April 27th, and our reception date, May 3rd. Started calling around to get prices and see what we needed to do to book places and what not. Come to find out that some placed didn’t have that date available. It’s 9 months away! Wow – Okay we need to get planning.
Started REALLY getting into this planning and am in sticker shock. Maybe I am just cheap but WOW! I cant believe what some things cost. Some places want $2,000 just to rent the space – no food or drink or anything! You have got to be out of your mind. There is no way I am paying that.
So after calling around we finally found a place that is reasonable and will be perfect for us. Call to book it and May 3rd is taken. So we are now having our reception May 10th. Okay fine no big deal. Well yesterday I realize that May 11th is mother’s day. Go figure. I obviously was not looking at the calendar when I booked it. LOL Oh well party with us on Saturday and have brunch with mom hungover on Sunday. 🙂
I quickly realized that I need to get my big items lined up now – reception place, DJ, cake, photographer, decorator, flowers and then there is the Reverend in NY and our ceremony place and all that up there. Again maybe I am cheap but shocked at the price of some of this. Who spends $2500 on a photographer. That is insane. My budget does not allow for that.
Okay time to get creative. Our trip to NY to get married is gonna cost us a bit with the flights and stuff. I need to buckle down on the budget for the reception. So there will be a lot of DIY stuff going on. We are looking to be simple but elegant. So far I think our ideas are coming together and working. D and I work great together and have similar taste so nothing has been a battle, yet. LOL Hopefully it stays that way.
I think we are close to getting all the major stuff set up with contracts now. This will give us time to work on the little details. We do have our wedding colors picked out.
Navy and White with orange accents. Our orange ranges between a red orange to a burnt orange to a yellow orange. Depending on where we are using it. I think it will look awesome.
We have started picking out wedding dresses as well and it’s all starting to sink in. This is really happening. YAY!