Hello Project Wedding world. I'm still trying to figure out the ins and outs of this site so we'll see how this goes!
I live in Houston, TX and work in early childhood education/special education. I was born and raised in TX but graduated from Notre Dame in 2007, so my college friends are all over the place!
I am marrying the best guy ever on December 3, 2011. We have been together since April of 2008, and I can't wait to see what the rest of our lives hold. We want to have a classy, intimate celebration with our friends and family - but we also want to throw a great party! So hopefully we will be working with a planner who can help make both things happen and keep it from looking completely ridiculous! Luckily I have 2 maids of honor and some pretty awesome bridesmaids who I am sure won't hesitate to let me know when things are starting to cross over into silliness.
I'm both excited and nervous to be entering the world of wedding planning and I'm looking forward to using this site as a resource. So many great pictures and ideas - I'm still in the sensory overload phase right now! But I know things will start to become clearer as I go along. Honestly I'm fairly certain I won't remember much of my wedding day because I'll be too busy smiling like a big nerd and being totally nervous. So here's to a year of planning and hopefully some pretty pictures for me to remember the day!
So with the help of my wedding planner, I have my frist vendor visit (not counting planner and venue, which I don't since those seemed easy!) scheduled for next week. We'll be meeting with photographers first, and for some reason I'm super nervous! I guess it's because I really don't have colors or a theme yet, so it seems silly in some way to be looking at vendors already. It also feels a little like a job interview - I have to like them and they have to like me. But it's gotta get done eventually! I've picked 4 photographers that I liked based on their websites and portfolios, so we'll see how it goes. I have a feeling it will be my first hard decision.
In other news, this bouquet! Love it!
I haven't posted in a while because... I haven't done any wedding stuff in a while! So there you have it. Long engagements are good for that, I suppose, but it also sort of feels like it's dragging on. Everyone says I'll feel rushed sooner rather than later, but right now December still seems so far away.
I did get a dress, and a caterer, so that's good. I'll try to add a pic of the dress later. I love it times a billion. Now we are on to bridesmaid dresses and linens. Hope I can stick with a color scheme! :)