Welcome to Wedding Wednesdays! Once a month I'll be doing an update to show where we are in the wedding planning process and hopefully give some advice along the way.
I have some AMAZING news this week that I can't wait to share!
Date and Location- chosen!
We have chosen a date for our wedding! Ahh! We decided on Labor Day weekend 2017, and will be getting married in Hawley, PA, just a few hours away from home. This is a huge sigh of relief. We decided to do a "weekend away" type of thing so that we could have more time to spend with our family and friends. Weddings seem to fly by, so it'll be great to be able to actually chat with everyone before and after the wedding!
Wedding Website- Started
I chose Squarespace to create our wedding website. It's also what I use for my blog site, and I can't recommend it enough! It's so easy to use, even for a tech challenged gal like myself.
Wedding Theme- Formulating
I have narrowed down the wedding theme I think that I want to use and have started pinning some ideas on my secret Wedding Ideas board. I'm super excited about the direction it's going, but I don't want to finalize a theme until I pick my dress.
Engagement Party "Thank You" cards- Sent
This was an outstanding task on my to-do list that I am happy to say I completed. Since my fiance writes like a child (hah!), he didn't want to hand-write any of the cards and so I had to do them all.
Needs to get done:
Save the Dates- Now that we have a date, I'd like to let everyone else know about it! I'm hoping to get these planned out so I can send them by the end of the summer so people can start saving up for the resort.
Wedding Dress- Trying on wedding dresses has been one of the most fun and most terrible things. There are so many gorgeous dresses out there, but I don't feel like any of them speak to me. I've liked 2 so far, but something holds me back from making a decision. I'm thinking that means there's an even greater one out there for me, but it doesn't make the process any less stressful! I want a fancier dress so I look like the bride, but at the same time I'm having trouble envisioning these dresses as anything other than wedding dresses. I feel like I stepped out of a catalog, and I want a dress that doesn't just look nice, but also makes me feel special.
Vendors research- We need to start researching vendors in the area so that we can make decisions on who we would like to use for our photographer, florist, DJ, etc. I'm also hoping that we can afford a videographer so that we can watch our wedding "tape" with our kids for years to come.
Well, this is a pretty short update but I'm sure as time progresses I will have WAY more to say about this stuff.
Be sure to check out my Colorful Wedding Ideas Pinterest board for more wedding ideas and party planning tips!
Are you getting married? What's the #1 thing you're focusing on?