Sunday, June 22, 2008

Status Update!

Since we'll be interviewing our first (and hopefully only!) photographer tomorrow, I thought I may as well post a status update.  What has been done so far, and what does say we have to do soon?

  • Booked hotel, venue and caterer
  • Found an "officiant who suits [our] style and spirit" (JewishFIL)
  • Put together an engagement party (happening tonight!)
  • Begin working on wedding guest list
  • Choose color scheme
  • Start registering for gifts
  • Choose bridesmaids, etc
  • Begin looking at gowns
  • Gave the bridesmaids guidelines for the dresses (well, I still have to send the packet to HillelLady!)

  • Booking photographer
  • Looking for bands to interview/get sample mp3s from
  • Deciding where to go for honeymoon

  • Insure the engagement ring already!!! (it's going on our renter's insurance at our new place)
  • Interview/book a wedding consultant (a day-of coordinator)
  • Decide on a budget (haha)
  • Finalize the guest list
  • Book the band
  • Talk to a florist

We liked the photographer from our friends' wedding so much we are going to try to book him for ours.  We're meeting with him tomorrow to talk about his rates and travel stipulations, considering he will have to go all the way to DC for the weekend.  I'm hoping that he will be excited to be there for the Cherry Blossom Festival and won't charge us too much for his travel!  We'll see.  There are also photographers in the DC area that CankeyB is pointing us towards, also JewishGuy's cousin is sending us amazing photographers but some of them are super expensive and high profile.

Also, I think we need to add the invitations to things that need to be worked on this month.  I think once we finalize the out-of-towner guest list (which should be almost finalized?), we should send out save-the-dates.  There's also some controversy about whether or not to send RSVP cards, but I'll talk about that another time.

In any case, I think we're in good shape considering the wedding is still 279 days away!

1 comment:

Kim said...

Whee! I hope it works out with Akil.