Thursday, January 22, 2009

Wedding Planning

I want to blog an update about the wedding plans because I have actually made some progress to blog about. First of all I have chosen a reception center. The place of choice is Eldrege Manor.
I really like this place. I like the style. I won't have to do much to make it look nice. It has a lighter warmer feel. I have the option to do it either inside or outside (weather depending). It is equip for dancing, bouquet toss, cake cutting the works! I have a meeting with the owner on Saturday where we will work out all the details.

Second decision made is the photographer. We have decided to go with Swensen Photography.

This picture isn't really my favorite but it was the only one that I could copy and paste from the Web site. Go check out the rest of their pictures. I am a big fan of their style. Let's just hope that my pictures turn out as good as their gallery photos. I am still trying to decide if we are going to have someone else do our engagements or not simply for the fact that we can have all the negatives. We can't have the copyright unless we pay for them with Swensen (yeah I know total downside, except most of the quality photographers require you pay extra for copyright anyway) I have a lot of things I would like to use our engagement photos for so it would be nice to have unlimited use of them.

I have a videographer that I would like to hire (just waiting for the go ahead from the madre). His name is Nathan Pickett and he also has a blog where he posts more videos. You can check it out here. I talked with him on the phone and he was very personable, I liked his personality, and he seemed very workable. Not to mention he has the best deal out of all the videographers that I have looked into. I think we can get everything that we want for a good price.

Last but not least for updates I think I have found the dress that I want. All that it comes down to is money. I think out of the two that I like I of course like the more expensive one! Obviously. Mom is coming down to Provo tomorrow to check it out and we will see how it goes.

That is where I am at. *sigh* I have a lot more to go. this wedding planning is keeping me insanely busy. I hope that as I get these big things out of the way I can breathe a little and not feel like I need to be doing wedding stuff EVERY day! It is fun however and it is exciting to start seeing things come together and really get a picture of how I want it to be and look like.

Next steps...
1. Colors (I know I should already have this figured out but I don't!)
2. Invitations
3. Shoes! (I am so excited for this one! I am going to find some FABULOUS shoes!)

Now I would like to introduce my very first guest blogger...fiance!

Boy, this wedding planning is exhausting work! For Marisa, that is. This is Fiance, and I just wanted to clarify that all this planning comes from Marisa. Just kidding. No, but seriously, Marisa has done everything. I just nod my head from side to side or up and down. I'm thankful for a fiance (Marisa) who works hard to make things nice. I sure love her!

Fiance has been wonderful through this whole process. He has been patient, helped when asked and simply held me when I wanted to quit. He has been fantastic and I love him so! I think I will marry him!

5 comments:

The Other Wright Family said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Thats wonderful! It sure can be a lot of work but it will be so worth it!! :) When is the date?

the timothy's said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

hey marissa! this is shalee (hurst). i dunno if you remember me from layton high/central davis or not but i came across your blog and thought i'd say hi! congrats on your wedding! i actually used nate to do my wedding video and he did an AMAZING job! i absolutely LOVE our video! you'll be very happy with his work! :) good luck with the rest of the planning and congrats!

Emily said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Oh my heck Marisa! I love you and your blog! Haha...wow. I am so happy that the wedding plans are coming along so well! You will have to remind me, because I my brain was not totally with me in Hawaii, when are you getting married again??

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I am excited to see Eldredge Manor because that was the one place I actually didn't get to look at haha. You will love Swensen too! They are the best! I know all the wedding planning can get pretty crazy but I hope you are surviving and its all worth it in the end. :)

Chelsie said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I am excited to see Eldredge Manor because that was the one place I actually didn't get to look at haha. You will love Swensen too! They are the best! I know all the wedding planning can get pretty crazy but I hope you are surviving and its all worth it in the end. :)