Sunday, December 9, 2007

the venue is picked!

On the first Saturday of December, Dave and I went with my parents to look at the final venue choice for the wedding, the Radisson Hotel in Plymouth. And we LOVED it! That being said, we're going to have the wedding there! I am really excited that we've found the right place and that we're going to be able to have a great party & ceremony in the same place!

We've not made many plans yet though...I am in the middle of finals so I really can't get too into the wedding details JUST yet, though I am going to start looking at photographers and get a Justice of the Peace set up in the next two weeks. We do know that DJ we mom's guy who does her Credit Union dinner...she needs to call him this week too!

I'm going to look at Dresses in January and hopefully be able to pick one and get bridesmaid decisions made too!

I'm trying NOT to get stressed because it's all fun planning! And I just keep reminding myself that it will all come together!! One day at a time right!

Monday, November 26, 2007

Checking out the venues

So today my mom and I checked out two potential venues for the wedding! First we headed to the Radisson Hotel in Rockland, MA and met with their Sales Manager. The package seemed very reasonable and the room was nice. It would be able to accomodate our guests and do our ceremony right in the room, which I love! We liked it, but we're not certain just we checked out the Cohasset Harbor Resort in Cohasset and LOVED the view, but it was the hotel accomodations that totally what we are looking for...I feel like we could do better to get rooms somewhere it isn't' going to be there.
We have one place left to look at this week - The Radisson Hotel in Plymouth Harbor, which both Dave and I have high hopes for.
Now that I'm starting to do this wedding planning stuff, I am feeling like it's more real than ever before. I guess it was always real, I mean I am engaged, but real like we're moving forward in the decision making process. How fun!!!
I'm actually watching "wedding planners" on We TV and I have to say...these people are wild! I can't imagine hiring someone to do all of this! but i guess if you have the big bucks it makes sense to give someone else the dirty work to do!

Saturday, November 17, 2007

picking the place

so Dave and I have found a few places we like for the ceremony and reception and we hopefully will be visiting them in the next week or two. we've narrowed it down to the Cohasset Harbor Resort, The Radisson in Plymouth, and the Hilton in Plymouth. All three are really beautiful and I think would be perfect venues for our wedding - July 10th, 2008 - a Thursday it should be cheaper and easier to secure a room.
We figured that a Thursday would be more fun since we will have so many family members and friends coming here from out of town and that way they aren't rushing to just come in for the weekend and not get to enjoy New England.
More details to follow...

Saturday, October 27, 2007

the breakfast meeting

so today dave and i had breakfast with my talk wedding, talk $$, and figure out some we have between 10k and 12k to spend, obviously i'd like to spend LESS than that, so tomorrow i want to make a preliminary list of dates, a preliminary guest estimate, and then start looking online for places we'd like to go look at.
i'm hoping that we'll be able to also get ideas for the style too. it's hard to try to plan a wedding when you have NO idea what you both really want...i think Dave isn't even sure what he really wants...but we need to figure it out!

Saturday, October 20, 2007

the first meeting...

So next Saturday, Dave & I are going to be sitting down with my parents to talk about some wedding stuff...well really about the $$ part...since my parents are going to be giving us some $ towards the actual wedding, I am getting us all together to sit down and talk about what we are looking at and see if what we can do with the wedding budget we are given.

Dave and I are going to try to have a reasonably priced ceremony anyway as we don't really like all the bells and whistles that are customary and we want to make sure NO ONE goes in debt over just ONE day!

Monday, October 15, 2007

An Engagement Story

On Friday October 12th, 2006 - Dave became my fiance.

He asked me to marry him in my living room. We had just ordered food from the Venus II across the street and were about to settle in to watch the Sox. Dave went upstairs to get his shoes so we could walk over to the restaurant and pick up our food. He came back down and went into the kitchen, I thought he was going out so I got up to follow him out the door. He then turned around, dropped to his knees and asked me if I would love him forever! I immediately said YES! I then dropped to both knees and he said, will you marry me? I again said YES and he put the beautiful ring that I had picked out last week on my finger (i had picked it out, but had no idea when i'd be getting it!)! We then made out a bit, headed over the Venus II to pick up our food, then watched the SOX!

It was the perfect proposal because it was so laid back. there was no wierd public display, no wild fan fare...just love. which is exactly what i wanted there to be! I'm really happy about it and feel like we have a lot of good times ahead!