January 17, 2012
Since the weight-loss and life are the most current goals on my to-do list, I am going to be taking down the wedding blog for now. Don’t worry, this has nothing to do with the wedding, Craig and I are still as sickingly happy as ever and I am still thinking and planning in my head. But until I actually put those things in to action, I think it’s best to focus on the weight-loss. We all know I won’t be able to find or design the perfect dress until then anyway so one step at a time. Thank you for reading it and when I do bring it back up, I hope to be able to post some cool do-it-yourself projects and pictures.
Your support means the world to me.
January 3, 2012
Over the holiday break, Craig and I decided that we would stay at the hotel we are thinking about getting married at to check it out. Seeing as we were going to be spending a significant amount of time there, not to mention, the most important day of our lives together, we thought it would be a great idea to really check it out.
We arrived and were greeted by a friendly person behind the desk, which is good because we want our guests to be treated well.
Given the key to our pet friendly room, important because our dog is going to be our flower girl.
As we walked to our room, it was so nice. The inn has this great big living room style lobby area that was all decorated for the holidays. There are three separate seating areas with big comfy chairs and couches. One area is in front of this big beautiful fireplace where there was a family playing board games. It was magnificent. As I walked through the lobby, I could see my friends and family all hanging out there in the lobby, having a great time.
Our room was smaller than I had imagined but really cozy (even with the tile floor for the pet friendly room) and it had a hot tub in the bathroom so that was fantastic.
We settled in and got ready for dinner at the restaurant that is inside the inn, hung out in the lobby a bit, got our picture taken by the nice man at the desk and hit the sack. The bed wasn’t the most comfortable, but I think the atmosphere really makes up for it.
I’m really glad we checked the place out in advance and got to really understand what it would be like to stay there instead of just guessing.
All in all, I left feeling even more excited about the idea of having the wedding there.
December 22, 2011
I will be taking the holidays off from blogging. I hope you have a wonderful holiday season and that you get to spend time with loved ones. The new year is sure to be an exciting one and I can’t wait to share it all with you.
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December 13, 2011
The next item on the checklist is to send engagement announcements with a photo to the local newspaper. Does anyone do this anymore? I think it’s cute and if you can do it, then I say go for it. But, Craig and I come from two different states and live in Los Angeles. I’m pretty sure no one in Los Angeles outside our friends cares if we’re getting married.
These days, most people find everything out through facebook. So, that’s what we did. When we got engaged, we wrote a little letter sharing the news and telling the story of how Craig proposed and sent it to all our close friends and family on facebook and then we just changed out statuses. It was really fun actually to see the responses and comments. I’ve never felt such an outpouring of love and joy like that before. It was just exciting to go onto facebook and see who had just found out and commented.
It’s cool that this to-do has come up right now at this time of year too because for years and years, Craig and I have talked about sending a newsletter and photo card out for the holidays. I have always said no because that is something married people do. So, this year, we are going to send out just the newsletter as a sort of compromise then once we’re married we can send out the photo card (which I am so excited about because, like the wedding, I like the tradition, but it will have a spin on it. I’ve been thinking of different photos we can take for years now!)
It’s going to be really fun sending out the newsletter and as crazy as it may sound, I think there’s actually one person getting a card that I haven’t talked to in a while who doesn’t know we’re engaged so it will be great to hear her response.
I am curious though if anyone out there reading this has recently gotten engaged and put a notice in the paper. I do think it’s a neat tradition but not practical for our situation. Either way, I’m excited about the newsletter…and the fun twist we are putting on it. It’s neat to be “official” after 12 years.