So we've been engaged for just about three weeks now, and since we've decided on a February 2012 wedding, the planning has begun in earnest!
My superawesome friend Aly has volunteered to be our wedding planner, and she made this crazy organized Google Docs spreadsheet (based on the Martha Stewart wedding planning guide, I believe) full of to do items and vendor organization and so many things to think abut that I would not have remembered. She's great, and we are so lucky to have her around. Aly, I love you.
We have two weekends in mind, and are planning a snowy wedding in Tahoe (ceremony outside, reception inside). Yay snow! Pretty! Magical! I've started some inspiration boards on Pinterest, to collect ideas and start seeing what we might like (so far we're really into the mason jars with candles, especially in the snow). Check 'em out if you like! It's all very fun!
Of course, there is the stress of wedding planning, realizing how much things cost and trying to figure out what we can cut back on (Reed and I are going to be knitting and crafting up a storm this winter!). I never thought I'd be a stressed out bride, but here we are only 3 weeks in and I'm finding myself narrowly avoiding panic attacks, mostly around the sticker shock of how much things cost. Luckily, Will keeps me grounded. At the end of the day, we're going to get married and that's all that matters. :)
Anyway, people have been asking for updates, and that's where we are so far! Checking out venues and trying to get an idea of per person costs so we can finalize the guest list. Gathering ideas and talking about what kind of wedding we want to have.
Only 4.5 months to go! Eep!