I know not many of you follow the wedding blog but still want updates about wedding thngs. We are still 8 months away but I think I’ll update every month or so with the progress and then probably even more once the wedding gets close. I know it’s not totally health and weight loss related but it’s the biggest thing happening in my life this year. Maybe my life? It’s a huge thing to marry someone and create a family from scratch.
Plus, we fell in love thanks to blogging. ;)
SAVE THE DATES
Yesterday we sent out save the dates to almost everyone we will be inviting.
Did you know it’s hard to collect email addresses from people? And that this would have basically been impossible without Facebook?
We love our save the dates and they fit in perfectly with the invitations and our “colors” and all that. It’s just a little bit different too, which fits us perfectly.
We sent out the save the dates via e-mail. Initially we wanted to do something else but budget is a major concern for us so we went the e-mail route. It saved us money on a non-essential thing we really still wanted to do.
In the e-mail we sent the image and a link to our wedding website.
Once again we went the free route and used a free wedding website from mywedding.com. I know I could have made a website but didn’t feel the need to invest extra time or money when mywedding.com (and all the other sites) offer a perfectly fine option that guides you through the process AND helps you when it’s time to collect RSVPS.
This is our wedding website. Cute, right?
So far not many specific details of the wedding have been sorted. Once again due to budget it’s going to be at the local VFW in my hometown. It was the most affordable option for us and the one that allowed us to stay within what we can afford. Sometimes you don’t get your first second third choices and have to settle for what will work. And then you make it work. Which is what we will do.
We also still want an outside ceremony somewhere in the Memphis area. It’s all going to be a pretty simple, casual but fun wedding that fits us as a couple. We both think it will be awesome and we are really excited about it.
We have also thought about either streaming or recording the ceremony to play on the blog (apparently Jen has had the same idea for her wedding!) as a virtual wedding of sorts. Basically you all have been a bigger part of our story than even some of the people in our real lives. If you would be interested in watching the ceremony or parts of the wedding please let me know so Kepa and I can make plans for this and include you all that I don’t get to invite. Because I probably would invite all of you if I could afford it.
Obviously since budget is an issue we probably won’t be going on a big honeymoon. Remember when I wanted to go to Hawaii? We really do, but it’s a total pipe dream for us that won’t be happening. We have to save for the wedding, plane tickets, visas, moving out on our own after the wedding… honeymoon doesn’t fit into that equation when I don’t have full time work. We still have the Honeyfund account we started when we wanted to go to Hawaii, but we’ve changed to just spending a couple nights somewhere around here.
I mean, we are in a honeymoon destination afterall. It’s a little less exciting than what we would love to do, but we are realistic. Just a couple nights away, a mini-moon of sorts. Sometimes I get jealous of the brides on message boards talking about their week to two-week long honeymoons in the nicest places, but I have to remind myself that I’m not at the same point in life that they are. It’s amazing how much can bring out the jealous and inner insecurities in bride world.
And that’s it for now! I haven’t really done much else besides getting the word out and setting up the website. We have general ideas about everything else which I will share later on the wedding blog and here.
I just can’t wait! I’m so excited!