Happy Wednesday! Okay, it’s not actually Wednesday. I started this draft yesterday morning, but then I had a doozy of a day and just didn’t have it in me to finish it up last night. So I went to the driving range instead. But, I can bend the rules, right? Right. (That applies to Wedding Wednesday and wedding “rules.” 😉 )
Anyway, I’m so happy all of you are enjoying the wedding updates and thank you for your sweet comments and sharing ideas!! I’m so grateful for all of you! I really enjoy the updates too because I often feel like I haven’t done anything and am making no progress, but when I outline it all here, I realize I AM making progress. So, here’s the latest!
Part of me almost feels guilty spending the money on this for some reason, but there are just so many things that even the best photographer in the world can’t capture. And I kind of have a bad memory, so I definitely want to be able to remember details from the day. I’ve heard from nearly everyone who had a videographer that they didn’t regret it (I mean, who would?!). But those who didn’t have one, regretted it.
I contacted 5 videographers, but I kept going back to Good Earth Films. Their films are beautiful, and I like the way they are edited. (I did a lot of video filming and editing in high school as a student body officer so I’m probably pickier than normal.) Plus, every single one of their videos makes me cry. I feel like they really capture the personality and emotion of everyone, that they capturing the day as it happened, and not just producing a highlight reel. (I got that vibe from some others I looked at.) And when I talked with Alex, one of the owners, she just felt like the right fit for us as a couple, and there is something to be said for going with your gut. Tommy and I are going to meet Alex and her husband in person this weekend, and then sign the contract. Woot!
I know I keep gushing about this, but holy crap, Heather Christopher Travel is the BEST. I am so so so so so so so so grateful that Heather is planning our honeymoon. It has made the process FUN rather than stressing about researching and planning, which I just don’t have time to do right now. 100% the best decision to use her. She sent us three options (plus one extra at our request – you’re the best Heather!), and we are going to pick our spot this week! Tommy and I need to chat about the newest option, but I already have my vote so we’ll see what he says. (No pressure Tommy. 😉 But so far we’ve been on the same page with everything for the honeymoon — and for all the wedding stuff too!).
I still haven’t picked a photographer, but I have it narrowed down to 2, maybe 3. This decision is SO hard, but I need to make a decision asap so (a) people don’t get booked, (b) we still have time to do engagements and (c) we aren’t doing engagements in July and sweating profusely.
I still haven’t picked a coordinator — my venue confirmed that they highly recommend bringing in a coordinator. And I haven’t found a dress, but I’m looking more this weekend.
Tommy and I chatted a little bit about the flow of the day and what we want to include (and not include). My mom had some great ideas too. One thing I’m struggling with is what to include in the ceremony so it isn’t like 6 minutes long. I like the idea of a reading of some sort, but would like something else too. The pouring of sand (which I didn’t even know was a thing until multiple people mentioned it) doesn’t really feel like us, but I’m just clueless. Any ideas?!
This is our ceremony spot. I LOVE it. I teared up the instant I walked in the space when I was touring venues and I knew it was the right spot.
Oy, this has been a long process. But now we DEFINITELY need to find a house since both of our apartments are way too tiny to live in together after we get married. So come October, we’ll be moving, and hopefully it’s into our home and not another rental!
Overall, things are coming along! You can see previous wedding updates here!