Sunday, May 8, 2011

Forever playing catch up

On this happy Mother's Day I want to start by giving very special mention to our Moms.  We wouldn't be here without you.  Literally. 

The last few weeks have been a bit of a blur, and yet while much of it was wedding prep, nothing was actually prepping for the wedding.  No, instead it was preparing to PAY for the wedding.  We've been doing garage sales.  Yes, last weekend we did both Saturday and Sunday, and this week just Saturday.  Our total cost, since our awesome Neighbor/Flower Girl pitched in for the cost of the ad in our local paper as she also had a house full of stuff to sell, was less than $8.  We made more than $500.  We are super excited about that.  It's cleaning the house AND making money at the same time! 

Unfortunately it kills your entire weekend, and several days prior to the first weekend in prepping, and you feel you have no time for anything else.  After the first garage sale we realized we'd been out of the swing of wedding prep for too long.  So that, along with an upcoming trip and just our general long term want inspired us to go buy a laptop.  I've so often had one for work we never felt the need to have  personal laptop. But now we have one!  We know that it will be in high demand as we get closer and closer to the big day!

We planned to have it out and working on some emailing and Excel spreadsheet-ing, but there really wasn't much time to do it with the folks coming by.  We were able to do some, but we're definitely feeling a bit behind on it.  Hopefully we can get a bit more caught up this week.  We made initial plans and tentative plans with several places so we should quickly get back in the swing of things.

We have 2 bridal events next week, and 2 bridal events planned for 2 Saturday's from now.  One is with a place we'd like to have do our cake if we can swing it.  And who doesn't like a chance to eat some cake?

We are also planning to do a meeting with a company that we were TOLD was the preferred rental company for where we are having our reception, but when their representative returned by call last week I found out they do SO much more!  She was supposed to send me some info for us to review so I could have her email address, but haven't gotten it yet.  If they can do a few of the things it could be great for us to have one group coordinating it though in the end it's all about three things; Price, Product, and Personality!  Fingers crossed it will be a good option!

Also, on Saturday we met someone - a friend of a friend - who is an amazing singer and is up for singing a few songs at our ceremony/reception.  And this was all great until we start talking with her and realize we basically have no idea what we would want her to sing or at what time we would want her to sing.  We've been working so hard on some of the "big" details we haven't spent much time on the little ones like that.  But we realize we're getting to that time.

Finally, on Saturday we got the cards we're using for our Save the Date's.  Kandi has one more add on to get to make it a "complete package", but hopefully we can have those sent out by the end of the month. It will be nice to sort of make it official in that kind of a way.  The first mailed item. It's a big step. Just one more big step of so many we've had on this journey!

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