Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Quick update

So I bought a Polaroid PoGo off eBay (I already said that but anyway) and got an awesome deal. I tried it out and the pictures are so cute and they are on peel and stick paper so for the reception I can just stick them on scrapbook paper and have guests sign away!

Another quick little (okay not little, HUGE) thing, I toured and booked the reception site yesterday. The reception will officially be and the McClelland Arts Center. If anyone actually reads this blog, I need input. Check out the layout below and read on.


(Sorry if the picture is kind of small.) This is the layout of the reception site. I was thinking it might be fun to have the little meeting room on the left side (see it?) be a "club" and we'd put the DJ and dancing in there. Problem with that is then there will be no music during dinner or anything else unless we put a speaker in there or something. Also, not everyone would be able to see the dancing unless they crowded at the entrance (since the two rooms are not connected to each other). I'm not even sure if that's possible.

The other option is to do the DJ and dancing in the main room where everybody is. That will take up space where tables could be set up for people to sit and eat, but I know (and have been told NUMEROUS times) that not everyone will come to the wedding and even less will come to the reception. So those are my two choices, what do you think?

Friday, March 20, 2009

Photo guestbook

I won this great little tool on eBay called a Polaroid PoGo. It hooks directly to your digital camera and prints 2"x3" pictures. I thought it would be a great way to do the guestbook, just take pictures of the table, print the picture and tape it to a piece of scrapbook paper, and have the guests sign around the picture. Wa-la, instant photo guestbook and I will have faces to put with names of the guests that came to the wedding.


Monday, March 9, 2009

One year from friday...

is the date. Um, that still seems like a long ways away, but I have a rather long to-do list and it doesn't seem to be getting any shorter. I have so much I want to do, but I feel silly starting so early. Does any of this make sense? I want to do all of the crafty stuff and I wish the bigger stuff (such as venues, DJ, catering, etc.) was done, but the wedding seems too far away to do the little things. And I don't have the big things done yet, which I can do right now, but don't want to.

Did I mention I don't like talking on the phone? And that's pretty much what I have been doing trying to get a reception venue lined up. I narrowed my choices down according to what we need and don't need. For example: we don't need expensive food, I'd prefer something easy and fun, like deli sandwiches or something like that. I really don't want to spend $20+ per person for food when I can get less expensive food and I'll feel more comfortable anyway.

I can just about check one item off the list though. Nick and I met with a photographer last Thursday and we have decided to use her. Check out http://www.jessicalemmonsphotography.com/ to check her out. She did my sister's senior pictures and my friend's engagement pictures and they are both awesome! I love when things go easy and you can't really get much easier than that. I can breathe a little easier now knowing that I am going to get the pictures I want done by an excellent photographer. She does the fun artsy pictures as well as the formals and I really like that. Hopefully we'll also be doing our engagement pictures through her. We'll have to wait and see.

One more side not, Mom and I went to our local Dollar Tree on Saturday and I bought 13 boxes of bubbles for a dollar each. One hundred fifty-six bubbles for $12.00 plus tax! I also got silk rose petals for like $3.00 and some other stuff, so they can all be checked off the list too. :)