Mo’ Money, Mo’ Problems

9 10 2007

If that is really true, why am I the one stressing about not having money?

Today provided me with a moment of hopelessness as I thought about the wedding budget. This was not a good Monday, and financial worries just got the better of me. I sat in my cubicle contemplating if our Save the Dates were really worth the money to send out.

Over dinner, I mention this to Fiance, and he brings me back to earth. His list of reasons to continue with the Save the Dates are

  1. We are getting them pretty cheap. Each postcard is getting printed for 16 cents on any of the papers this printer provides. That plus stamps doesn’t equal too much
  2. The time that I have already invested into making the darn things in InDesign
  3. The time he has spent getting the addresses in order long before we needed to.

Needless to say – we’ll be sending out the Save the Dates. Once we do, I’ll post the final version and some tips on manipulating PDFs 🙂





Updates!

11 09 2007

So when I bought my dress, the woman tried to sell me on this veil, but it was mega-expensive – well, more than I was willing to spend when I could just go to Joann Fabrics, and make one myself! I found out this weekend that my mom called the store a few days after we got the dress and bought me the veil as a surprise! How sweet is that?

It’s been hard to get a lot of planning done in the last few weeks with school starting again (my last semester!) so my updates currently are few:

– I need to start looking for a photographer, stat!

– We officially got our reception site booked! We’ll be at Piney Ridge Resort and Restaurant on the beautiful Whitefish chain of lakes. Before we were debating between Timbermist and Piney Ridge, but for the same price, we could be on the lake!

– Andy may be changing his mind about the tuxes and having the groomsmen get suits that are similar instead. I like this idea.

– My MOH and I are going to look into bridesmaids dresses tonight. For simplicity’s sake (I have a bridesmaid that is touring with a show around the country), I’m going to do David’s Bridal. I can’t decide on doing one color, one dress or choosing a range of blues and having them each get a dress (different or the same) within each of those colors. I think that’d be pretty 🙂  I know there are some brides who say a color and the girls can get a dress from wherever they want, but I don’t know if I’m that risky. Is the shades of blue idea a cool one?

– I’m finishing designing our Save the Dates, sending them to the printer and then I can show them off!

This is disjointed, and I apologize for that.  I’m settling more into classes and new work schedule now so I should be good to post more often.





Hiatus?

20 08 2007

First of all, thanks for the comments that let me know I’m not the only person to either lose a ring or freak out about it.

My last semester of school starts this week, so I figured I’d get a quick update post in before the craziness starts. It’s going to be an extremely hectic end of August – beginning of October. For official plans, I have to start classes, start my new 40hours/week job, go to Rapid City, South Dakota over Labor Day weekend, see my friend when she is in town (twice), work at the State Fair (twice), endure Homecoming, go to San Francisco for my brother’s wedding, run a marathon (plus all the training) and hopefully meet with photographers for the wedding.

*whew*

Needless to say, if I’m not blogging, you know where I am. Anyway, on to the updates.

I think I’m going home in 3 weeks to meet with some photographers – yay! I’m excited. Most seem to have about the same prices for packages, and mostly comparable stuff in the packages. I did see one package where it was for about 3 hours of coverage and not a lot of extras, whereas most in the area give at least 5 hours for the same amount.

So far my top contenders for photographers, without meeting any yet are:

Treeline Photography
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Woody’s Photography
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Kelli Engstrom Photography

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The other update, which is somewhat related to photography, is that Andy revealed that for a guestbook, he wants a photo guestbook, where we create an album of sorts with pictures of us, and leave people room to sign the pages. I’ve seen them featured and discussed a lot of Weddingbee, so I’m sure I can either find a good deal on getting one made, or finding instruction to make our own.

Oh, and one more update. One of my housemates is a graphic designer is getting us a fantastic deal on our Save the Dates, so they will only be .16 each plus postage. In case I have failed to mention this before, our Save the Dates are going to look like the cover of a Playbill (that I designed/manipulated) and will be sent as postcards. Once they are printed and sent out, I will give a view of them.