The Homestretch

It’s hard to imagine that we’re less than two and a half months away from our wedding. I swear it was only a few weeks ago that we had sent our save the dates and here we are in January getting in our last few RSVPs from the invitations we sent out a couple of months back. Crazy.

Suffice to say, Marnie and I are getting more and more excited as the big day approaches. Sure it does feel that we’re getting behind the eight ball and not as organized as we’d like to be, but maybe we’re actually doing well and are just suffering from the usual stresses that come along with planning a destination wedding – neither of us have experience in this matter. ūüôā

Anywho, as I’m keen on sharing our wedding through the power of social media (and possibly even streaming the ceremony – fingers crossed), we’ve created a Google+ event to help bring those who are making the trip together with those who are not. If you’re interested in an invite, just shoot us a line via the contact page – we’d be happy to have you involved!

150 Days To Go!

Well, just received my monthly countdown email from the reminding me that our wedding is only 5 months away, and that we’re overdue on many items in my to-do list! ¬†Do they really think I don’t know my wedding is only 5 months away! ¬†And I don’t feel we’re that behind on the to-do list, though I must admit seeing that email this morning did send me into a bit of a panic momentarily. ¬†I think that stems from how quickly the summer months flew by, and we’re now already mid October, so I’m realizing that March will be here in no time! ¬†But seeing as it is a destination wedding, many of the items they have on the standard to-do lists don’t seem to apply to us anyways, plus that’s what our wedding planner is there for!

While we haven’t really done much of anything since my last post, almost 3 months ago, most of the major decisions had already been made. ¬†The most significant development since then are that the dress has been settled (I’m having it made, and the dressmaker should start making it in the very near future). ¬†The florist has also been picked and the floral designs have basically been decided on, though I think I need to stop searching online for new options, as I continually find new ideas, and the more things I find that I like, the harder it is for me to make a decision! ¬†I had to get over my disappointment that the pink and white plumeria flowers I had so wanted to use, are not in season in March, so therefor are not an option. ¬†And I’ve decided that I’d like to see most of the wedding party, and families wear leis since we’ll be in Hawaii. ¬†However, I cannot get Chris to give me a serious answer about what style of lei he would like for himself. ¬†See the post Lei’d on a Plane, to see what I mean, apparently Lei’d jokes never get old for Chris! ¬†And after several months of saying “we really should think about getting invitations”, we’re finally really getting serious about getting it done.

My temporary panic today did lead me to send a friendly reminder out to the wedding planner asking to see the quotes from our shortlisted catering options which she’s¬†been promising for months… ¬†Though it’s partly my fault, she did get quotes which I’ve seen, but they were for plated service, I’d sent what I wanted, but failed to mention I wanted buffet style, so now I’m waiting on the revised quote for the different style of service. ¬†I would really like to get the caterer decided on and the menu pretty well set, seeing as it is a significant portion of the overall budget.

Well I guess I’ll wrap this up…it’s already after midnight, so technically my title is now out of date! ¬†I’m leaving it though, it was true when I started typing, and “150 days to go” sounds better than “149 days to go”…



400 Days To Go!

Well as per The we only have 400 days to go before the big day!

400 Days

As of Sunday, I will be on vacation for 3 weeks, so hoping to get a bunch of research done during that time! ¬†I will be in England for 2 weeks of that time mostly at my Grandma’s house, and she does not have an internet connection, so I’m trying to figure out how I will deal with that, since I’ve basically spent every free moment since we decided on a date looking up wedding ideas online. ¬†Looking into getting a temporary wifi connection while there to keep my latest addiction going!