Saturday, August 22, 2009

Saving Pennies & More Pennies

A couple of weeks ago, I managed to get our invitation and STD costs down by $135 in one evening's work! By buying our invitations from Invitation Consultants (great prices!), trimming the guest list by about fifteen households, and designing our enclosure cards, RSVP cards, and save the dates through 123Print, I was able to save that much. Pretty awesome. :)

Monday, August 17, 2009

My Thoughts Elsewhere

I'm sorry I haven't posted much lately. Life's been a little hectic. I know, that's the lame apology of every procrastinatory blogger ever. However, last week, we got some very bad family news. My grandmother (dad's mother) has been diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer. It's spread to the lymph nodes and the outlook is not good. So I may be around in the next week or so, but I also need to take mental time away to be with the family & think about things. Hopefully, I'll be back by the end of the week, though.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Gaining Some Perspective

So one day last week, I was having a bad day. Justin was still away & I was missing him. I'd also had a lazy day, which often makes me feel a bit guilty. Around 8pm, I headed out to the grocery store, but decided to take a short detour out to the coast to catch a breeze & feel like I'd gotten out of the house. I ended up driving over to the site of the reception*, realizing that I hadn't yet been there in the summertime.

The state park was closed, but I was able to park my car outside the gate (don't tell the parks department!) & walk over to the reception tent to check it out. My assessments?

  • The view = gorgeous
  • The tent = good sized, clean, elegant
  • The support poles = metal but not so very ugly
  • Existing lights = lanterns & string lights already there! These might come with it? Will check with coordinator
  • Paper lantern hanging options = inner poles!
  • Mosquitoes = bad! Must do something about this
  • Again, view = gorgeous!
My apologies for the short, bulleted post, but it's hard to describe the feeling of relief & joy I felt in getting to see the site around the time of year when the wedding will be. The sun was setting over a nearby cove, while the moon was rising over the open ocean. It was lovely and it made me so happy & excited for the wedding. Sometime, it's nice to get a little perspective.

*I realize I still owe you a post about the actual location. Will write as soon as possible!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

I'm Back!

Had a wonderful time on vacation, but happy to be back for a bit. Justin will sleep at home tomorrow night for the first time in two weeks & it will be good to have him back!

As you probably noticed, I did not have any internet connection on vacation & therefore did not post (well, except for the dress one, but I scheduled that before I left). However, I do have a bunch drafted, so expect to see more this week.

I also wanted to share this story that some of you can probably relate to. Sunday night, I fell asleep in bed, in front of my computer. When I woke up, I looked at the last page I'd been looking at and I thought to myself, "I'm so clearly a bride-to-be: I fell asleep to a webpage featuring purchasing details for satin ribbon with polka dots.
" :)