Fri Oct 26, 2007
Sat Aug 11, 2007
Photographer and Invitations
A couple months ago we hired our wedding photographer. My fiance Stacie showed me the web sites of several photographers she knew were good and got me to pick one. I picked Todd Rafalovich. The work on his web site looked quite fantastic. We met with him on a Saturday morning, and signed up right away.
Now that everyone has had time to get their Save The Date magnets and hang them on their fridge (where it will stay for the next 30 years), we've gotten cracking on the invitations. Stacie has been busy designing them, and we hope to have them done and in the mail next week. It's been smooth sailing, except for the debates we've had over the spelling of Whores De Ooveres and whether the address of the wedding should be on the invitation.
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Thu Jun 14, 2007
Save The Date cards
Now that we've picked a date, the next thing to do as soon as possible is send out Save The Date cards.
I didn't know about these. I thought you just sent out invitations a couple months before the wedding, and that's how people knew when the wedding was supposed to be. Apparently, people need more advance notice. I thought, why not just send out the invitations sooner then? But I'm told that's not how it's done. There's no logic to it. Apparently, people need warning that an invitation will be coming. I don't recall ever getting a Save The Date card for any wedding I've ever been invited to. Maybe I've always been a last-minute invite when someone else cancelled.
Anyways, this was pretty easy. I typed Save The Date into Google. I got back many results. I clicked on one of the first results, and there was an online store that had about 45 different designs to choose from. I got excited when I saw that some were magnets, and I declared that our Save The Date must be a fridge magnet. If I got a paper Save The Date card in the mail, it would hit the recycling bin rather soon. But a fridge magnet - that'll stay on my fridge for the next 30 years!
Stacie is also a graphic designer, so she spent some time designing our magnets. But of course, this is the New Millennium, so every wedding has to have a URL. So when we register the URL, we can complete the magnets, and send them out.
If you're one of those couples without a graphic designer between the 2 of you, then you can use one of the online templates and have your magnets ordered inside of 20 minutes.
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Wed Jun 13, 2007
Booking a Venue
The first step in planning a wedding is booking a venue. The wedding date depends on when the venue has space available.
We checked out the Cypress Hotel in Cupertino. Our original date of October 18 was taken, but they were free one week later, on October 25. We liked the place. We didn't want to spend a lot of time looking at a bunch of different places. My bride is in the bridal business, so she knows a good place when she sees it.
So, today I signed the contract and paid the deposit. Now we have an official wedding date of October 25, 2007.
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Tue Jun 12, 2007
Everyone tells me how long it takes to plan a wedding. But I don't get it. I don't know what all these couples are doing wrong. In my mind, the first thing you have to do is pick a date, which you do by picking a venue and finding out when they're free. Then, you just got to send invitations, and you're done.
So I'm going to blog all about my wedding planning. Now all you young couples out there can come to my blog, see how easy it is to plan a wedding, and ignore the advice of all your friends - just like me.
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