The Wedding To Do List

[Phoebe and Mike are planning their wedding.]Ross: There’s no way around it, Pheebs. You just got to accept the fact that this is going to cost you a lot of money.Mike: I heard that weddings are, like, a 40 billion dollar a year industry.Ross: Yeah, and I’m responsible for just, like, half of that. –Friends

We’ve made some major progress on the Wedding To Do List. I’m feeling pretty good these days and not too stressed out just yet. On Saturday Match and I spent the day registering at a couple of stores which was surprisingly tiring, but also a lot of fun. I let Match take the scanner and we kind of ran around scanning all sorts of things for our future home. I think what I loved the most was how both of us have such similar tastes and styles. Even if we don’t get much of what we registered for, I know we will buy it eventually ourselves. Home decor is the one thing I absolutely love to shop for. I went home day dreaming about our future house and the dinner parties we’d have someday.

I thought I’d share with you a few pictures of the things we’re dreaming for, and what we hope our future home will look like one day.

Bedroom:

We don’t have a bed frame yet, but I think it will either be black or a dark cherry wood sleigh bed. We’ve also got Japanese lantern looking end table lamps that really bring the room together.

Bathroom:

We opted for a ivory shower curtain too, that has this sort of textured look to it. The soap dispenser, trash can and tissue box are all dark wood to match the cabinet.

Dining Room:

For the dining room, picture our black oblong table with those plates and the placemats. Those placemats are actually a deep chocolate brown in person.

The other items I was able to check off our list of things to do for the wedding were:

  1. Find a venue: We’re getting married at a golf course in a nearby town, and it’s SOOOO pretty. The ceremony will be outside, reception inside. Here’s a sneak peek of the ceremony site-It has weeping willows, my favorite.
  2. Find a photographer: I found my dream photographer at the Wedding Expo but his prices were outrageous. Thanks to my mad haggling skills, I talked his price down by HALF! Woot woot.
  3. Find a dj: we almost didn’t have a dj because of the price. I talked this guy down about $200 from his asking price. I’m glad we’re going the dj route because it will make everything smoother and less stressful. And I definitely like less stress!
  4. Ordered save the dates: ordered online and I was able to pick them up from Target. I love technology! They were cheaper and done in just one day!

So of course this is just the tip of the iceberg, but it definitely takes some weight off. I’m hoping to relax a little from this wedding planning stuff and just focus on getting in shape for the wedding and honeymoon. Oh, and saving for all of this. Match officially starts his job on Sunday and we’re both excited/nervous about it. I’ll tell you more about his schedule and the fact that he’ll be working graveyard (dum dum DUMMMMM) after his first shift.

4 Comments

    Judy

    Oh, I love weddings. After my daughters’ weddings, I couldn’t withdraw from wedding world, so I joined it and started a business. Good luck on all your plans!
    .-= Judy´s last blog ..Save the Date =-.

    Dandy

    You two are going to have such a pretty house, very classic and clean looking.

    Love the site and so impressed by your bargaining!!

    This is sooo exciting!
    .-= Dandy´s last blog ..I’ll add that to my list… =-.

    E

    how exciting! I love the stuff you registered for and OMG the wedding site is BEAUTIFUL!!!! I am so excited for you and I can’t wait to see pictures!!! 🙂

    Jason & Jennifer

    Oh, Jen and I didn’t even catch the fact that you’re engaged!? Congratulations!!!!

    Jennifer and I are recently engaged as well, which we have yet to reveal on our blog.. woot! No wedding plans yet, just paying off our debts first, lol!

    Congratulations! *raises champagne glass*

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