We’ve been engaged for almost four months now (you read our engagement story here) and are in the throes of wedding planning these days.
I plan corporate events for work all the time, but quickly realized planning a wedding is a whole new ball game.
We are 398 days from the big day (but who’s counting, haha!), and Eric and I felt pretty accomplished … or so we thought.
For some inspiration, my mom and I attended the KC Weddings Bridal Spectacular this weekend. Our mission was to learn more about photographers, catering, bakery options, tux/suit rental options, bridal shops, honeymoon destinations and transportation.
After hours exploring different booths and signing up to win all sorts of things, I left with a swag bag full of flyers and pamphlets … and a mind going a mile-a-minute.
I had no idea how many options there are for save-the-dates, invitations, RSVP cards, accommodation cards, envelopes, programs … the list goes on and on. Oh, and I almost forgot … a wedding website and hashtag. Any ideas?!
Although aspects of the process are a bit overwhelming, I’m excited to have walked away with several new options to consider. Eric and I hope to knock quite a bit off the list in the next couple of weeks.
We just booked appointments for catering, cake, photography and attire. Not too shabby for a Sunday afternoon.
The biggest takeaway from today: focus on one thing at a time. And, create a plan. I created a wedding book months ago to catalog inspiration. And I’m finding that Pinterest boards, Notes and Google Drive have kept us organized so far throughout the process – everything from the guest list and budget to appointments and vendor communication.
Will keep you posted for what’s next, and we hope you enjoyed a little sneak peek into what we’re thinking about for our big day!