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Genius wedding entrance


I first saw this on A Cup of Jo then again on Naturally Nina and had to repost it. If I was going to have a big wedding I’d love to do something like this, since you only get one chance (hopefully). My fiance laughed when he watched it and I laughed and cried. I can cry over the silliest things! On a wedding note I called the place I would like to have my wedding and unfortunately got the voicemail. I can only call Tuesday or Thursday and between 3pm and 5pm. I hope she will be able to return my call soon since I plan for the wedding to be mid-November of this year! If not, back to the drawing board. And when wedding planning, going back to the drawing board isn’t always the greatest of things.

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As a little girl I thought about the perfect wedding day loads of times….the princess dress, the giant church, everyone and their grandmother showing up, the whole 9 yards. But, since being engaged none of those thoughts came to my mind. Instead I have gone from small wedding November 2009, to April 2010 wedding with up to 100 guests (which we reserved and paid a deposit for), to eloping in Virginia in April 2010 and back to a November 2009 wedding but with only family and dinner at a restaurant afterward. There will be no “reception” and immediately following the meal we will drive off to our honeymoon. I have never been one for flashy things. It’s even a tradition in my family to be untraditional. My parents were married in a courtroom after all 3 daughters were born. My older sister was married at 19 since her husband joined the military out of high school. My younger sister, though not married, just turned 20 and is due to give birth to my first nephew tomorrow. I always vowed though that I won’t have a courthouse wedding. Yet, eloping in the mountains of Virginia sounded perfect. Instead we are trying to do something small and intimate. I look forward to being married in less than 4 months. Only thing is I need to book a venue, officiant and get a dress. But I believe that through God, it’s possible.

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aaaaah

I am so extremely relieved!
Firstly, my fiance was able to get a full-time job! He left this job a year ago to help his mom do online ebay (which fell through) so then he applied for a parttime job (walmart was the only place to call back giving him hours 4pm-1am wed-sat) and recently he saw his old manager who offered him a job back on the spot. Today he was to find out whether he got it, and apparently he was so freaking amazing that they asked him to start tomorrow 8am! I am so happy beyond belief. This basically mean back to wedding planning and back to finding an apartment :).

The other thing is that we switched our wedding date today. We went to the venue 5 minutes before they closed and the lady simply crossed off the date on the contract, wrote April 10, 2010 in red over it, I initialled and voila! Spring wedding!  I can’t wait to see how everything falls to place in the next year. Let alone next couple months when I finally live on my own!

For once, hurray for life.

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When in doubt,

push the date back a few months. I know I had posted that I had to do this but there may be a couple girls out there that are second-guessing the date they picked. Is it too soon? Could I get everything done? What other priorities are on my list? My answers- probably not. No. Moving out/college.  I realized that within 9 months, even if my fiance gets a full-time job soon, that I would need to book everything but the venue (dj, photography, caterer, day of coordinator, officiant, etc, etc, etc) I was like “Holy Crap! AND I want to move out of my parents, get back into college and pay off the loads of bills I already have?!?!” It was just too much to handle. Of course I imagined being married before Chrismas and being able to kiss my husband at the stroke of mindnight January 1, 2010. But I believe there’s a reason for everything. Every thought, every moment. So if that minut voice is echoing in the back of your head to maybe push the date back a little bit, listen to it. I know for sure that the months of planning between November 2008 and now have flown incredibly fast. An extra 4 months allows us to have an even better wedding than the one we were planning to have. It also enables me to do more search on eco-friendly options and find some local florists and what-not.

So just give yourself the time you need not the time you think you can do it in. It’s not so easy when you’re on your own with a full time job, your parents aren’t there to help pay the cost, and a full-time coordinator is not in your budget.

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Think Green

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With the thought that I may have to postpone my wedding until next year flowing through my head, I thought I would make a post on having an eco-friendly wedding. This may become the focal point of my wedding. Now, we all know that just because it’s earth friendly doesn’t usually have a friendly price tag. In my opinion I prefer to leave my green footprint instead of a carbon one. So in my travels to being a bride that conserves money, I will try my hardest to conserve energy as well. There will be some areas that may be harder to be green (catering) and others that will be simple (favors).
In the news of wedding postponement my fiance has yet to find a decent full time job. He has been searching like crazy (as have I) and the moment he gets a better job we can begin our apartment hunt and I will be able to continue planning the wedding! So bear with me. I will continue to try to give money saving, and earth saving advice when the ideas come to me.

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So much to do!

So in he midst of planning a wedding, I realized “CRAP! We need to find a place to live first!” My fiance and I have wanted to live together for a while now but one financial struggle after another makes it hard! With the wedding 10 months away I pray to God we each will be able to move out by summer. But everytime I plan to move out, the plans fall through the cracks.
I was also recently told that I’ll qualify for financial aid once I’m married. This will be so nice considering I haven’t taken any college courses in over a year. I have student loans to pay off and it’s just hard trying to earn a dollar and afford the bills I already owe. Trying to find vendors is seeming to be much easier than finding the money for a deposit. We only have a venue to get married and have the reception! I feel like the only bride that is way behind. It’s just a long crazy process and I know that if my fiance and I lived together my wedding stress would be cut in half. I’d atleast be able to sit next to him with my laptop and we could discuss everything and what each of us would like for the wedding. Instead we have to spend our precious time together arguing over wedding matters. It stinks really bad. I just wish this wedding had an easy button.

Then again, it does. It’s called eloping. I’ve brought up the issue, but fiance always shoots it down.

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Enough time in a day?

Is there enough time? Some days seem to drag but by the time the week ends you think “Man! The week went by fast!” I can’t believe it’s already December 29th. The older you become, the faster time flies. And with a wedding in the works, it seems like I can’t accomplish anything in the time elotted. I want to have a Fall 09 wedding. I want to get it done and over with. But I was born middle of three girls. My older sister always had things first and “always” knows best. Younger sister gets wat she wants. I’m just kind’ve the one in the middle that has to come up with ways to gain some sort of attention. My fiance is the same, 2nd born of 4 kids. But he shares the middle spot with a brother. Whereas the oldest and youngest are girls. ANYWHO…my mother was married in a courtroom and celebrated with under 100 people in a Jersey-inspired reception (can you see the trashiness now?) and my older sister was also married in a courtroom…at 19 because her husband had joined the military.

I want to be the one to d it right. My fiance and I (whom we consider ourselves to be the blacksheep of the family) want the spotlight on us for once. But how is it possible? Both of us are struggling to get our AAs in Community College but know we want to be married very soon. By now I should’ve booked a caterer, gone dress shopping, booked an officiant, and met with photographers. SERIOUSLY?

This is seriously a bride on a budget blog, alone with a bride with a life blog. There’s never enough time or money. Even the rich want more. But my fiance and I are hoping that somewhere in the next 10 months a financial miracle will occur. I mean a bird pooped on my right wrist yesterday. I know anything involving the right side is good, and having a bird poop on you is good luck. So what luck will come out of all this?

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