Can't wait to hear what you think!
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
I took some time to put them around the house so that Mike would be really excited and be in the wedding spirit....well. That. Didn't. Happen.
I gchatted Mike that we had gotten our goodies and that they were "AWESOME." His response was not what I expected. "You opened them? Without me? Again?" (I forgot to mention that I also opened our Save the Date announcements before he got home... He was not as excited as I had anticipated... :( I am in a bit of trouble, but the bright side is that they are going out this week!
I feel a bit like Monica, from friends. There is an episode after she and Chandler get married. She comes home to a house full of gifts. Chandler is out with Ross recreating their wedding pictures because he thinks that he lost the disposable cameras (his only "task" for the wedding day.) Monica can't help herself and opens all of the gifts before Chandler gets home! (my theory is that there is a Friends/Sex in the City/ or Seinfeld reference for everything!!)
I need to remember to pull back and not be selfish and open things on my own - it is me and MIKE's day and I need to remember that! Excitement just takes over - but I have to refrain! I'll update next week to tell you if I am able to do this or not...invitations ship on Monday!
Posted by Stephanie at 8:52 PM
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
What is proving to be a bit of a challenge is the honeymoon. It's no honeymoon :) We really want to take advantage of this celebration and take a unique and special trip to start our lives together - one that we might not do again in this lifetime. However, do we want to be paying for this trip for a lifetime? Yikes! It's expensive to go on a trip of a lifetime! We are registering for our honeymoon trip, because we really don't need much in the way of typical registry items. But still, it's a bit stressful! We have a few plans in motion right now, researching Fiji, NZ and the Cook Islands. Hopefully we will be able to figure out an amazing place that won't bring us home to stress!
We'll keep you in the loop, but how cool does this place look!?
Posted by Stephanie at 4:41 PM
Friday, January 22, 2010
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Wednesday, January 13, 2010
We are truly just so lucky to be surrounded by such wonderful people. We always have been, but since we have been engaged, it is so great to have people ready to celebrate with us and help us make this next phase of our lives really special.
Our friend Jen designed our Save the Date goodies, and while I will let you wait and see the awesomeness in completion when you get them in the mail, I will give you a sneak peek. (See above, duh!)
Posted by Stephanie at 12:11 PM
Friday, January 8, 2010
I thought I would put wedding planning aside for a while after the action packed Christmas break. But I have found that that is not really possible to do! Hopefully in the next 2 weeks, we will be able to have things cool off. Until then, this is what is in the works!
We are looking at a contract for an awesome guitar player to play during the ceremony. He has a really great repertoire, and will learn 2 specialty songs for the ceremony as well. Check out his site and you can hear some of his work. I am so excited about this part - I have seriously wanted to have acoustic guitar at my wedding since I was in high school! I love love love it!
Our wonderful friend Jen is working on our Save the date goodies - we got one part in the mail and she is graciously helping with the other part! She sent us the first draft and we are making a few adjustments, and get another draft this weekend! It's so great to have such awesome friends. Love you girl!!! We are also looking at stamp options - so weird the stuff you think about. I mean, honestly, nobody really cares about the stamp. Or do they? My dad probably will take notice - he's into stamps. And I remember the stamps Em and Nick had on their invitations. So maybe it is worth looking into....just a little bit though. I'm not trying to get stamp fever or anything.
We have sent in contracts to all of the hotels that we are using for the weekend - so people can start booking those rooms! We reserved space at 3 hotels and are hoping that people find one that suits them. We also hope lots of people book at the Valencia because if we get a certain number of nights booked, then our honeymoon suite is free! Yayayaya!
I have also decided to treat myself to a Personal trainer at my gym. Mike and recently re-joined and they offer you one free session. I really liked this guys style (Mike didn't though. Thought his pants were too tight. And SMALL!) I had my second session with him tonight, and I am really looking forward to it! I just want to feel good and confident on our wedding day. I am not trying to lose a bunch of weight or anything. I still want to look like me. Just buffer.
It seems like every day we are getting something new in the mail. This week we got part of our Save the Date stuff, and an invitation sample and a new camera that we bought as an early wedding present to each other. It's kind of exciting to get stuff besides bills in the mail!
We have decided on invitations - I won't tell you if they are from the first round or the second. But they are AWESOME. Very simple. Very "us" - cheese and all! I sent in the contract for those tonight, and am looking forward to seeing our names on them! I can see it now....Together with their families, Mike and Stephanie ask you for the honor of your presence as they celebrate their MARRIAGE!! (can I put in fine print - "It's about freaking time?" or would that be tacky?)
Posted by Stephanie at 7:37 PM