"Sorry ma'am but we close down in November"
Monday, September 29, 2008
Friday, September 26, 2008
The next place I looked at to have my recption was my church. The sanctuary doesn't have pews so you could remove the chairs and use it as a banquet space but they don't let anyone do that (unfortionitely, i tried). The sanctuary is really nice and can sit close to 900 people (i think) but they never expanded the fellowship hall. The fellowship hall can only sit 100 (with no room to move). No help there...
Thursday, September 25, 2008
I had to have tents but I couldn't get one huge one because of the pool in the back I needed three tents to form a 'U' around the pool. ($)
I like to wear heals but they like to sink in the grass so I wanted to rent floors (usually you just have to rent the dance floors). ($$)
I also would have to rent the tables and chairs (usually you just rent the table decor). Oh yeah plates, cups, silverware, and a serving set because my mom didn't want to hire a caterer (who would come with these supplies). ($$$)
Then there was the issue of parking. My guest could park at the school and we could shuttle them to the house but then gas prices went up so even a school bus was out of the question. They are still building up my parent's neighborhood (they build streets before the houses) so my guest could park in the back of the neighborhood and I could rent golf carts or valet parkers. ($$$$)
There are extra things you could rent like sides to the tents and air condition units. ($$$$$)
You always need a plan b if there is a thunderstorm or strong wind. You can only fit so many people in the house and you have to pay whether you use a banquet hall or not. (Oh no...this is not going to work)
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
A wedding theme can be more than the color scheme; you can also have a motif. Since fall is around the corner popular motifs are fall color leaves, pine cones, oak trees …
For me I didn’t want to just use the usual spring or summer motif. I also didn’t just want to use the usual monograms. These ideas inspired my motifs (but I need to meet up with a graphic designer who will make it more professional):
She used a variation of motifs with their favorite love song, names, wedding date, and a simple flower head. I love this idea
I too want to use a variation of motifs. For the STD, wedding programs, wedding party itinerary, and welcome letter/card I will use something like this motif:
For the wedding invitation and maybe the cocktail napkins I will use something like this motif:
For the gift tags, wedding favor tags, cake topper, and maybe cocktail napkins:
I choose “Hallelujah to the King” because God deserves the honor for us meeting, dating, and getting to spend the rest of our lives together.
What is your motif(s)?
any advice? (I'm thinking list A, B, and C)
Monday, September 22, 2008
STD: save the date(s)
It takes awhile to get use to reading this acronym and not laughing (or maybe for some gagging). So put on your serious cap (that is what I tell the kids) and learn on.
Mailing out (or even emailing) STD information is a great idea. They force you to make a guest list, it’s helpful for family or friends who need more than a 8 week notice, and for a family as spread out as mine (or a family that is not close) it’s nice that they get to see how Mr. Josh looks (and his family can see me).
I love magnet STD. I like this design:
STD gives couples the opportunity to show their personality. I have seen couples who enjoy playing the wii together use their miis instead of a picture of them. Couples, who love to read, write books, or full-time students would send their guest a book mark with the STD information. If you are having a destination wedding, you can send your guest STD using post cards from your destination (who would not want to get a STD with a beautiful picture of a beach). I could go on and on.
For me and Mr. Josh I tried to think of a creative STD that would show our personality. The only thing I could think of is a movie theme (a picture of us in the movies/concession stand, a movie ticket shape with our info, or a movie poster) or basketball theme (take a picture with Kevin Garnet, do you know him personally? If you do, hook us up…or take picture on the Celtic’s court, another hook up is in order for this). I have to think about it some more.
Oh yeah. In order to send out STD you have to have a solid date. Well, we don’t have a solid date we have perspectives dates:
I’m praying that the first date will work out (and that I will know early enough to send STD)but if it does not I have back up dates.
Have you seen an amazing and/or creative STD? If so details please.
Saturday, September 20, 2008
I have a confession: I picked out my ring. So I really like my ring and yes to this day I still catch myself staring at it.
Ladies, did you pick out your ring?
He is so funny, always telling jokes, and being silly. Basketball is his favorite sport (insert kamp cheer here). He is also an introvert and would prefer to stay at home and chill with family and friends (Why must you test me, Lord…just kidding). So he brings laughter to my life and I take him to the outside world.
How opposite are you from your significant other?
Friday, September 19, 2008
I am an introvert but I do not enjoy staying home, curling up in a blanket, and reading a good book. I enjoy people and doing fun things by myself, with family, or friends.
Are you an introvert or extrovert?