More things ticked off the list

We’ve been making some more progress on the wedding front. These are our latest achievements:

– confirmed and booked the venue for the ceremony. It’s in an area of Parramatta Park that is not usually available to be reserved but I asked nicely and they agreed

– confirmed with the caterer. I called them on the weekend after waiting two weeks for them to get in touch after we submitted our booking form online. A very casual woman advised that yes, she had received our booking and had been planning to call us but had not got around to it yet. That makes me ever so slightly nervous, but they had the best catering package so I’ll just cross fingers on that one.

– started really thinking about a photographer. We met someone great at Fair Day who has packages starting from $900. That’s more than we want to pay (doesn’t include any prints) so leigh emailed her and said we just wanted two hours at a single location. She emailed back saying “no problem! that will be $900!” so we have been looking elsewhere. Turns out a couple of my friends know some photographers so we will hopefully have that sorted in the next week or so

– narrowed down the search for the right shoes. I know it’s a long way off but this has been bothering me. I want shoes in the same colour as the dress I plan to buy but have hardly found any at all in that colour locally and none at all that I like. I think I am just going to order from overseas and hope I get the size right. I have found a beautiful pair that I think are reasonably priced for a special occasion, but postage alone will be US$60 (more like AU$90 at current rates) so I may need to see if I can have them shipped to someone in the states who can post them on for me.

– figured out how we’re actually going to get from our house to the ceremony. We don’t want to hire a wedding car – we both think that’s pretty much a waste of money for two five minute trips. But our main car will be with my family since they’ll be getting the kids ready and our other car would simply be hilarious as a wedding car. But we think we might ask leigh’s mum to drive us. Her car is nice and matches our colour scheme!

I think that’s it for now. That’s most of the biggies knocked off and we’re almost up to the fun bits – making invitations and writing vows and stuff like that.

And if I could just lose four kilos I could go buy my dress but those pounds are being very persistent and seem to want to stay put.


4 Responses so far »

  1. 1

    N said,

    Sounds like you’re definitely getting things under control. πŸ˜€ Let us know if we can do anything state-side.

  2. 2

    red15 said,

    Thanks! πŸ™‚

  3. 3

    carrie-targetgirl said,

    Hey, if you need someone to ship for you, let me know. You can pm me at the IVP if I can help. πŸ™‚ Anything in the name of great shoes!

  4. 4

    Lara said,

    Yay! I am so glad you got the venue you wanted.

    Let me know if you have a hassle with the photographer, I might be able to hook you up πŸ™‚

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