Wednesday, March 04, 2009

In like a lion

I rung in March with a $5,000 deposit on our new reception location. At 8:30a on Monday.

Eep! It's real. I mean, the other reception, we could cut costs, spend less. Invite less. But this? Is more along the lines of what we wanted. Is it out of our budget? Maybe. But I've decided I'm likely making the invitations as well as the centerpieces and possibly the bouquets. So that'll save us some money. I'm still taking it in. This? Is going to be my dream wedding. No doubt about it. I couldn't be happier.

Now that that's all settled, the wedding website is up, the save the dates are out and being raved over by all of our out of town family. Oh yeah, and the hotel room block is confirmed.

As I switched over my planner to March from February, I noticed aside from those two things, I didn't do much. Nothing on my monthly "to do" list that I create for myself got done. Granted, February is shorter. But still, we're a little more than six months out, I'm starting to get behind. My mother has been on vacation the past week so it's been quiet in the nagging department (she's great at that and reminding me to do stuff) but I kind of need that extra kick in the rear to actually get things done.

One big step however, we finished our registries. FINALLY!

But only because I noticed people started buying stuff off of it - a nice deep dish pie tin and a nice 8 setting package of our fine china (SWEET! I love love LOVE our fine china).

This weekend I'm hoping to confirm a photographer (falling out with photographer number 1 to be blogged about in the future aka, why I changed my mind) and do more research into vendors. Mr. GP and I have ZERO plans for the first time in weeks, so we're hoping it'll be a quiet weekend before things get crazy again. A quiet weekend to sit down and bang out some wedding stuff.

This month? I plan to have vendors finalized. Bridesmaids dresses ordered (I'm making a trip to Boston at the end of the month to do so), pick out groomsmen suits (grey? or navy?) and ties, and pick out our invitations and make the decision if we're going to do them ourselves or if we're going to have them made for us. Decisions decisions...deciiisssiionnnss.

Despite all this? I like to think I'm keeping a cool head. The knot.com says I should, essentially be freaking out by it's little exclamation marks of tasks that should have been completed erm...months ago. I have completed 35 tasks, out of 184. I have 192 days to go (YIKES!!!) Hmmm...is it...odd that I'm still not in wedding planning stress out mode? I'm more in marathon training stress out mode as I have a marathon in 2 1/2 months...and my training is non-existent because of a pesky cold I've been fighting for about a month. *sigh*

Are you freaking out yet if your wedding is coming up soon? How do you keep your cool?

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Blogger Unknown said...

We are getting married on the same day! Don't feel bad, I too have exclamation marks in bold on my Knot checklist. :-)

Wednesday, March 04, 2009 3:29:00 PM  
Blogger DCKate said...

Ooooh we're working on our registries right now! What is your china pattern, if you don't mind my asking??

Wednesday, March 04, 2009 3:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i'm not freaking out at all. we are so far behind according to all those checklists on martha and elsewhere but i don't believe any of it. i've been an event planner for long enough to know that those lists are super padded with time.
trust me i've got plenty of time to get stuff done (with hardly anything done... we should be checking off "Book Venue" this week : ) and you've got almost a month more than me...

Wednesday, March 04, 2009 4:55:00 PM  
Blogger AmyJean {Relentless BrideĀ®} said...

I am... and i'm still 1 yr and 2 days away :) LOL

Wednesday, March 04, 2009 8:51:00 PM  
Blogger Only One Heidi said...

@DCKate - we picked Parchment by Mikasa it's available at both bed bath and beyond and macy's. :)

@ Christie - glad i'm not the only one ;)

Thursday, March 05, 2009 11:24:00 AM  

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