Monday, July 6, 2009

Going to the chapel and we're going to get….

MARRIED!

Yes, October 25th is the big day unless Boo decides to change the date, one more time. I've already told him that I expect to see him on that day, dressed and ready to go and not sitting in his underwear, watching football.

I'm excited because with my first marriage, we eloped in Las Vegas so to have a "real" ceremony is going to be fun. But, I had to meet Boo halfway so we decided to have a very small outdoor wedding for immediate families. That way, it would be more cost efficient as well. As much as I thought of having something lavish, with the economy being what it is, it's just not the time.

So, the planning begins and I don't have a clue where to start. There is a gazebo with a beautiful fountain at the civic center close by our house so I'm shooting for the ceremony to take place there. I'm looking for a place to have the reception. The Cupcake Lady is doing our cake.

I've got to get going on colors, dresses, flowers, etc.

I need ideas so please, please, tell me about your weddings or receptions or both. What was it like? Was it big? Were there any regrets? Words of advice?

24 comments:

Julie said...

Woohoo! How exciting! Let me think on themes and get back to you....

Deidra said...

Oh boy! This is going to be fun! I haven't planned a wedding in years, so I'm just going to sit back and take notes.

Jennifer said...

Oooh! Congratulations! How wonderful! And a summer wedding too!

Hyla said...

We got married on Halloween, hubby can't forget ;)


We had a renaissance themed wedding. FOr the reception we had simple meat and cheese trays, fruit and rolls. We had a bagpiper who played when I walked down the aisle. We wrote our own vows. We didnt have any regrets. My mom tried to ruin it by showing up late and being in a crappy mood, but I took one look at her and told her this is my day and if she doesnt change her attitude she can leave. She changed her attitude, lol

Most imporant thing to remember is that you are gettingmarried, no matter what goes wrong, the most important thing is that you will get married and that is really what matters, let everything else go. DOnt stress.


Congratulations!

Jenjen @GottaLoveMom said...

That's exciting news!

Just have fun with the whole thing . Don't get stressed with the planning. Pick the things that you guys love and what stands out.
On the day of the wedding, enjoy the cocktail hour (I missed mine) and just have fun!

I'm so happy for you!

Sandi said...

I am just counting my blessings that I am family.

I am so excited for you and HAPPY! I love it.

You are doing the right thing with a wedding. I have regrets that Brandon and I didn't do something. I don't regret the marriage, just the eloping to Vegas part. I can't wait to hear how things come together.

FYI, Not living in sin takes a toll on the Sex. Just to let you know.

Rebecca Jo said...

WOW... that's fantastic news! I got married Oct 28th... LOVE that time of year - the leaves changing - beautiful time!

Just do what you want... you want large, small, fancy, comfortable - whatever you want - YOU DO!

First things first... be sure to take pictures of the dresses you try on!!! Love a wedding dress!!

Momma Rae and the Deputy said...

oOoO wedding planning is SO FUN

Sheryl said...

How exciting, congratulations. Like Deidra I haven't planned a wedding in a long time and when I did everything just feel into place - no kidding. I'm sure it will turn out to be a wonderful day.

Lion-ess said...

I've already planned my wedding.. well, I've found the dress, the ring, also I know what type of cake I'd like and also theme.

I'm not een engaged... but last yr, a close friend of mines got married and I was her sounding block so I got hyped out.

I have a wedding folder bookmark with everything dwn to jewellery, shoes, underwear, themes and favours.

Wedding planning is fun!! I hope you have an amazing day and also make sure you have a hen night with ur girlfriends, sisters and daughters. It would be amazing!!

blueviolet said...

This is wonderful news!!! You're going to be busy, busy, busy!

Mine was so long ago that my ideas are out of date.

Buckeroomama said...

SO happy to hear your news!! How exciting. :)

I agree with JenJen. Just pick something that means a lot to the both of you and don't sweat the small details. My SIL forgot her wedding bouquet and had to walk down the aisle with no bouquet --and that made for a cute story to tell! Everything will work out. :)

Tami said...

Ooh Simone this is wonderful news!

I'm sooo happy for you guys!

It's what you guys want..LOL.. Ooh gosh Simone I'm lovin THIS POST!!!

Lin said...

Oh wow! Yea! A wedding!! It's nice to see you so happy too. :) My advice--keep it simple, invite only those you are close to, and enjoy the day. Ahhh, love. :)

Frau said...

Congrats! Go to Barnes & Noble and get yourself a little wedding planner this way you know you are covering everything. Funny I'd say to do it over again I would elope! But I agree the whole ceremony etc...is a dream.

Marie Reed said...

Wooooot! How fun!!!! I regret that we didn't have a professional photographer come in. Because I had a small wedding I figured that it wasn't really necessary because everybody would be taking pictures. But... a professional takes a very different brand of pictures! I would DEFINITELY spring for them:)

Donna Marie said...

Hi there... Thanks for stopping by my blog. I found you through Justine. (Froggy Bloggy)

Congrats on your wedding!!!!:) A nice simple fall wedding would be nice! You can go into the nice spicy shades fall. I love the browns and the oranges and creams.

xoxoxoxo
Donna Marie

Danica said...

Congrats! I had an October wedding and we went with pumpkins and leaves and rich colors. I love the fall!!! I've got fall ideas coming out the wazzooo. Email me if you need more! Smooches! And congrats.

Nana said...

How exciting! October is just around the corner! I love small weddings. I feel they are more intimate. Many times, theres 200-300 ppl at weddings, and half of them or more, you don't really care for anyways.
SO, for ideas! I bought this little recipe book about pumpkin recipes, I think that pumpin pie looks delicius and I know that pumpkin soup is as well. I googled 'october wedding' and I saw that people were playing a lot with colors, they matched it to the leaves or went with dark purple and silver (for accessories etc..) BUT I think you should keep it simple, as the leaves will be colorful enough and you can take gorgeous pictures. I think that getting a professional photographer is key! If you can't/don't want to afford it, I suggest you hire a start up photographer, that just finished his training or had a self training, Check out their portfolio, most of the time, they're just as good as those that have been around for some time and much, much cheaper. As well, I think that an Ivory wedding dress is absolutely GORGEOUS!!!It's more fuller than a plain white dress and in the fall, you're working with oranges, reds and browns, a white dress is too 'crisp', but an ivory one is just... ahh. :-)

Justine said...

Ooh, congrats girl! How exciting! My wedding (16 years ago) was lavish, but not by NY standards. We spent $23,000, which I do NOT recommend. My best advice is to splurge on the food and the music. Those are the two things that MAKE a reception, whether it's big or small.

Justine :o )

lagirl said...

You are so CREATIVE, that I can't imagine that you need any ideas. What are your fav colors? What music do you love? What makes you smile? I can't wait to hear what you decide on doing.

Joanna Jenkins said...

CONGRATULATIONS! October 25 is a perfect wedding date!!!!!! I'm pray for a beautiful warm fall day! Woo-hoo!

Passion Fruit said...

YAY! Conngrats! How sweet :)

Kimmy @ kimmythingy said...

I'm so pleased for you.
That is great news :-)

I can't wait to hear about your plans!! x

 

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