Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Wedding Dreams:: ADVICE!

I just can't help it! 
I have such bad wedding fever!

Today, at work, we hashed out the wedding budget.
I always knew working for a wedding planner would benefit me one day when I got engaged, but I never really realized that it would be this great of a help.
Granted, I'm still having to pay for an average wedding, but I'm so lucky to be getting everything I've wanted for my wedding.

I don't want the world. I just wanted a few certain things....like
the dream venue
the dream photog
the band
& the groom ;)

& then....
there's the one BIG thing. (other than my sweet man)

the dress

We all dream of the dress. It's the one thing you think of when you think wedding.
Some girls think tulle.
Some girls think sparkle.
Some girls think the perfect beach wedding dress.
And this girl thinks of 2 things:
keyhole back.

Why is the one thing that I want more than I was hoping it would cost.
You see, we are on a tight budget (but really, who isn't these days?).
And we weren't planning on spending a lot of money on a dress I'll wear for only one day of my life...
But then again....
It's a really important day, right?

Mom and I were thinking of going the David's Bridal route...and I guess maybe the store will have more than they offer online? 

Ideally, I'd have THIS dress.
It's by Maggie Sottero

But some others I wouldn't mind are like these: 

So what do I do? 
How do I get the dream dress? 
Do I trust the knock off dressmakers I find all over the internet?
While searching for Bernadette, I kept seeing prices like $200.00 for a "custom dress" from China. I don't think that sounds all that right. 

I guess we'll go check the selection during my Christmas break. Maybe I'll find my one true dress ;)

Any advice is welcomed and appreciated! 

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Wedding Budget Freak Out!

Hi! Remember me? 
Sorry it's been so long since I've blogged! 

Clearly, I've been super busy with engagement party planning! 
We're now in the last month of planning + action!

Tomorrow Justin and I will be taking our engagement photos! 
We're both so excited...and I'm really nervous! I don't know how to be in front of a camera anymore....I'm so used to being on the other side. 

Anyways, the engagement party planning has been going wonderfully! 
We had 85 confirm out of 100 that we invited (and then we added a few more last minute). 

Well, somehow within all of this engagement party planning mess...we ran into WEDDING planning!

It's making me really nervous. The idea of trying to find the money to pay for a wedding is what's really scaring me. My boss at the event planning business keeps telling me "let's start planning your wedding" but I just can't bring myself to do it. 
She wants me to set a budget, but I know that the budget my parents are setting is just almost impossible to work with. 

So I'm going to keep avoiding the subject as of now. I've told Ashley more than once that I can't afford her or the wedding she typically does. 


Anyways, guess what's started! Watch the movie "Five" on Lifetime on Saturday night to see some The Week the Women Went promo videos like this one:


So I know, bad quality...but it's a leak that's been discovered ;) 

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Sometimes, my job makes my heart melt.

& here's why:

Just do it. Like I'd make you watch a video that's nasty or misleading....

Everytime we work a wedding with a fabulous photographer or videographer, I beg my boss to send me whatever link or photos we get.
I mean who doesn't like to ooh and ahh?
I was so privileged to work this wedding. The bride was just so incredibly classy and fun. She had fabulous taste.

Well, right towards the end of watching this video, Justin called me.
"Amy, it sounds like you're crying?"
"Oh, no I'm just watching some silly video" (Sniff, sniff.) "I'm not crying."
"Is it a wedding video?"

I know I haven't posted lately. I've been really stressed lately. Like beyond stressed. I'm having a really hard time with some things like school & work & money but that's why I decided to post this lovely, lighthearted video instead of carrying on about my stress.

So enjoy. I'll post the other sweet link from this wedding from the photographer soon :)

X's & O's.