I'm living in a world of checklists and too many boxes are left unchecked. I'm guessing that's how most brides-to-be feel. We all know there is SO MUCH to do, but a lot of things can't be done right away . . . and I know that for me, it leaves me feeling a tad unaccomplished. So to feel like i'm making progress, I make lists.
Being at yesterdays bridal show at the Scranton Cultural Center did make me feel a little better about my state of planning. I met so many brides-to-be (there were about 500 there!!!) that are getting married this summer or sooner who don't have some of the bigger things done and were there to book vendors like DJ's and florists. I've got the DJ, Jeff Walker of course, and we've booked our venue.
Ooooh, I don't think I mentioned this yet. John and I chose to get married at the beautiful Bushkill Inn and Conference Center! It's right down the road from Bushkill Falls (where we plan to take our photos!) and it's a stunning site. We are so excited about everything and the fact that we're basically having everything on location ... from the rehearsal - to rehearsal dinner . . . to overnight accomodations . . . to the cocktail hour and dinner reception. I love that. Once our geusts arrives, it's party time and no one needs to leave! They are going to be building a deck overlooking their lake, which is where our ceremony will be. Ohhh I just can't wait! http://www.bushkillinn.com/
So, i'll continue to make lists . . . and hopefully start to check some things off of those lists. Hope you brides-to-be are enjoying the planning process and had a blast at yesterdays bridal show. If you missed it, there's another coming up in February! Feb. 17 - Genetti's in Wilkes Barre! Pre-register here : http://nepabridalshow.com/february-17-2013/
This was just something I saw on Facebook and loved. It's an interesting way to look at marriage, especially the early stages. Is there a couple in your life that you want to have a marriage like? I have one in mind. :)
XO Happy Planning Ladies! :) Oh, here's a question . . . can anyone recommend a great videographer? We are looking for one that does contemporary cinematic videos . . . that's not going to blow our budget. Would LOVE some suggestions!
I got married almost 5 years ago and I went with Franki Carll Productions. Aaron was my videographer and he was amazing. As a bride your day flies by so fast and Aaron captured every detail. He truly was amazing. THe price was reasonable and worth every penny.
I can watch my wedding video over and over and everytime I watch it I feel like there is something that I didnt get to see on my wedding day. ENJOY the planning
I got married July 2010 and we went with Frankie Carll Productions (New Concept Video). They were great and the prices were very reasonable as well!! I would definitely recommend!! My brother is getting married this summer and I recommended them to him and his fiancee and that is who they are going with too!!! It is nice to go back and watch your video because you see things that you didn't get to because you are so busy with all the guests!!! Good Luck with everything and have fun planning!!! :)
Thanks for your suggestions! :) Funny, I was just chatting with Frankie Carll yesterday at the bridal show! Happy to hear you loved your videos! Many people are saying it's a waste of money bc you never watch it, but it's something I definitely want.
I'm going to be married 38 years in July and I wish you many happy years filled with many blessings and lessons learned through the good times and the difficult ones. A good marriage is knowing your love for each other is true enough to get you through both, with out giving up. Pick your friends as couple wisely, but keep your individuality as a couple, don't compromise the things you both like or like to do to be be part of the married couples club. And don't let those friends and the way they live, do thing , vacation , be a the reason for an argument or disagreement. There will be plenty of riffs along the way with out letting others add a ripple to your pond. Stay true to each other. Marriage is not 50/ 50. It is 100/ 100%. You must give it your all, and not just half to have a complete life together, and you will both be blessed. May you learn in time that just knowing each other is there is enough to make you happy. He may be in the garage working on something. and you may be cleaning the house, but let the just knowing your together always make you feel happy and safe, that you have found your life's partner.