Another Wedding Wednesday!
First of all, as of yesterday, I've been engaged exactly one month! It's hard to believe it's been that "long".. it still seems like it just happened yesterday. The first couple of days after we got engaged, I'd get so annoyed when people would ask me when the "big day" was and now when they ask, I realize how incredibly far behind I am on wedding planning. Oy.
BUT…. the good news is, I do officially HAVE a day! I may have a million, billion, TRILLION other things to do but as of last Thursday afternoon, I set in stone the date that will forever be my wedding anniversary. And that my friends, is a huge weight lifted off of my shoulders.
On Saturday, October 4th, 2014, I will officially marry my best friend. :)
I have my sister-in-law to thank for this one. As most of my friends know, I'm the world's worst about procrastinating. And I'm way too laid back for my own good. These two traits put together = I tend to live by the belief that if somethings meant to be, it will happen on it's own time. Which, don't get me wrong, isn't such a bad philosophy to live by.. but when you're trying to plan a wedding and you live in place where there aren't too many fabulous wedding venues in the first place… well, it quickly becomes an issue.
So, about a week and a half ago, we were texting back and forth and she was scouring the web for wedding locations and found one that was basically perfect. It has the rustic feel of a barn… but isn't. It's got a lot of space. An awesome dance floor. A BAR (thank god!), a patio overlooking the mountains. And basically has my name written all over it. We'll have both the wedding and the reception there and there are plenty of hotels near by where guests can party the night away… and if it's anything like my brothers wedding, there will be LOTS of that going on.
We made an appointment to go look on Wednesday of last week, Facetimed my parents to show them (they're in Hawaii… lucky), discussed details with the event coordinator and Thursday I signed my life away on the dotted line. Pretty straightforward, right?
All of that being said, I'm so incredibly excited! It was actually the only place I went and looked at but… I pretty much knew right away that it was it. I can't wait to celebrate with all of my family and friends and have the BEST wedding/party ever!
Now I just need to find a photographer, get a dress, talk catering, get the guest list finalized………….