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Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Hello from...Miss National Mall?

"Miss Rockville" here! Only, I was apparently supposed to me "Miss National Mall" but never got the memo. Oops! So, I changed my name, but don't worry, it's still me. :)

Planning for a wedding without actually having money is well...difficult. Due to the fact that I just graduated, I currently do not have a job. Looking, definitely looking, but nothing has come up yet. So until I get a job (or someone decides they want to give a generous contribution to our wedding fund), planning is pretty much at a halt. However, since I've been engaged for THREE FREAKIN YEARS now, I pretty much have all of the inspiration, ideas, and lists of vendors that I want to look at. So at least there shouldn't be much research involved.

First on the list (besides my long venue search) is catering. Mr. National Mall does not like fancy food. If I would allow him to serve McDonald's at our wedding he would. Seriously. Add to the fact that our budget for the venue/catering/rentals is $10,000, we can't afford to spend $100/person on filet mignon and lobster, even if Mr. Natioanl Mall did want it. So we've decided to opt for interactive stations. I think it will make for a fun and casual experience. Plus, who doesn't love fajitas and a macaroni and cheese bar? ;-) I've gotten a few proposals from companies that are a little shocking though. $80/pp for fajitas and a carving station? Really?? I might just have to deal with the fact that the DC area is just ridiculously expensive and buckle down and pay for it. But do I want to?? Noooooo way.

How did you deal with the sticker shock of the DC area prices?

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3 Comments:

Blogger Lexilooo said...

my bf and I recently went to a wedding where they had a mac & cheese bar, and it was seriously his favorite part of the entire day!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009 4:54:00 PM  
Blogger Miss National Mall said...

Nice! Mac and Cheese is seriously my fiance's fave food haha

Wednesday, June 24, 2009 7:35:00 PM  
Blogger Miss Fairfax said...

oooh mac & cheese bar! sounds awesome. yes, the search for an affordable caterer can be frustrating, but keep at it! and try looking on craigslist too, sometimes the smaller shops advertise on there. I can't remember how I found our caterer but they are very reasonably priced and So Easy to work with. I love them - but I'm not sure if they service Rockville. Purple Onion Catering Company, I think I linked to them in an earlier post..

Thursday, June 25, 2009 8:11:00 AM  

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