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Since I’ve known about CA having the ring I have been planning both major and minor details of our wedding. I know the date of the wedding June 4, 2016; it is an important date to my self because my grandparents were married on that date and were married for 50 years before both of them passed. It falls on a Saturday in 2016 and I am hoping that we can find a venue that won’t break the bank in order to have a fabulous wedding.
Ah venues, the most expensive part of most weddings, and the one thing I am stressing most about. CA and I are actually going to check out a venue tonight, it’s part of a hotel and can accommodate my large family and our (most likely) huge wedding. It is close to our homes, only 30 mins away from the church and is on a golf course. So the costs of having the party bus (large wedding party also), and photographer (CAs friend and quite possibly a very good friend of mine Amanda) will cut down some cause of traveling time will be minimal. My family is about 111, if you include CA’s family, our friends, and co-workers, you have around 275-325 people. We will be cutting the lists down to people that we’d be upset if they weren’t there. Unfortunately I can’t have all my friends, or people that everyone else wants but the list has to shrink some and most likely will have to be cut down to a reasonable size; by reasonable I mean like 275 and that’s it.
With knowing that our venue will be the most costly CA and I are looking at different ways to cut out costs that aren’t truly an “OMG that MUST be in our wedding”! So far the all the stationary I will be using an online site and using coupons that they send to me. I will also be addressing and stuffing them my self, with the help of anyone who’s willing to help me (wine and pizza will be provided). The bridal store I am going to shop at has coupons or deals for almost everything, my cousin got her dress for $800 & her veil $250. They took good care of her when she went and they were super nice, so I will be heading their around January 2015. I am going to lose as much weight as possible from now until January so when I do go and try on dresses I won’t (hopefully) have to make as many alterations.
The TWO things I want most at my wedding and will have to be seriously convinced that I can’t have them are my Rolls Royce and Videographer (or Photo Booth). Most little girls dream of her wedding right? Right, so this little girl has been dreaming of driving up to the church in a Rolls Royce…
Even through ALL of that jazz, and more that I didn’t even begin to start scratching the surface of. I know one thing, that CA is my true love, he’s the ying to my yang, and is the calm in my storm. I am so anxious, easily stressed, and basically nuts… but he’s calm cool and collected. At the end of this crazy & hectic journey all that will matter is that I married CA, that he is my husband and we are happy together.
Next week, engagement party… and why I want to have one. ♥
Wow you are going to have a huge wedding! Looking at venues and the cost of food helped us to easily start cutting our list down, haha, so hopefully you will feel the same way. Good luck & can't wait to hear about more wedding details! 🙂
Your wedding will be amazing.. Looking forward to hearing more about all the details. If you need any help.. just reach out… I will be very happy to help. stuffing, putting stamps. etc…
Awwww ! Thank you Zorana !!!! That is so super sweet of you! ♥ I am hoping it goes smoothly and I can't wait to continue to blog about it 😀
Oh girl I am already cutting! Haha it'll be hard if we have to cut even MORE but with good planning and all that jazz I am hoping the other cuts we are doing will help us. Thank you so much! 🙂 ♥
When it gets closer, keep an eye out for living social / groupon deals for photo booths. My sister was able to get one for like $500 (everything included: props, attendant, scrapbook for people to sign after the pics printed, unlimited prints, etc) for 4 hours. I paid about $800 for mine without a "deal" (we got married in Tampa and Orlando). We both chose to make the photobooth pictures our favors rather than have some small trinket or frame or something at each place setting (which will most likely get thrown away and will add up to a lot… Read more »