Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Update!

We're tying the knot, getting hitched, getting married, and so on and so forth! But wait, you say, that's not a surprise at all! That's old news!

Well, I got a call back from my pastor today (left him a message yesterday). And our date is officially on the books. It's concrete! It's our day! No on else can take it! We have a day!

This is all very exciting and starting to feel realllll!

I know we're a year & a halfish out, but in my area things book up real real fast! In fact, our reception venue (hopefully, we love it) said that for a May 2011 wedding, we can't book in later than December 2009. I think it's because we're so close to Chicago where people pay big bucks for some big places. A lot of folks look outside Chi Town to save money.

In fact, I've been researching photographers and basing them around our list of wants and $1500 budget. I found a really nice affordable photographer and emailed them, saying our wedding is May 2011, but we're not looking to book until this May 2010, and asking if I could see a price list anyway. They were very nice, but turns out they're all ready booked through March 2011. Better get on it!

Either way! I'm excited! TB keeps getting on me to book the place we want for the reception, but I'm super hesitant. This place is absolutely perfect, and I know we'd never change out minds, but it's a scary thought to put so much money down when I'm unemployed. Granted, their rates aren't too bad by industry standards, but I'm worried about the idea if I don't get a full time job soon?

Regardless, our date is concrete at the church. Life is good!

6 comments:

kmattso2 said...

Hi! I'm not sure where at in the Chicagoland area you are, or thinking about having your reception. But I'm in Morris, and my photographer just moved to Pontiac. She does Chicago weddings all the time and travels. We're paying $2000 for engagment pictures, and 12 hours of coverage the day of. We also get all of the proofs on a disc included to do what we want with. I know that's a little out of your budget but you might be able to cut out some hours/make it work.
Her website is www.photographybybrandy.com and you can email her from there and ask her about prices.
She did our engagement pictures already and I love them. You can find them on my blog.
www.kmattso2.blogspot.com

Hope this helps!! Feel free to email me kmattso2(at)uiuc(dot)edu

ColorCoated said...

Thanks so much for the tip :). I'll definitely look into it!

NuFlaiir said...

Congratulations !!!
Can't wait to have our date officially set up as well.
You might be so excited :-) !!

-lilian-

Born to be Mrs. Beever said...

I just found your blog and I know exactly what you mean by feeling like it is so far away (your event date) but realizing that things do book up fast in popular wedding areas. I booked my venue about 13/14 months before the date and then had all the vendors booked by about 11/12 months before the date. (We also got our photographer(s) for $1500) I'm looking forward to following along with you and sounds like you are on top of it.

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