Wedding Planning for the Anal Retentive: Chapter 1

Now, I know that many of you dedicated bloggers believe that I have had my wedding planned for years now. For obvious reasons, I understand that way of thinking. But I must tell you, I have not had one thing planned. It is true, I have had ideas in my head of what I would love since watching Father of the Bride for the first time 15 some years ago, but I did not have one thing actually planned.

So when I started discussing what I needed to get done ASAP, the advice I was given from many was to nail down the church and the reception site and then just enjoy the Holidays and come January, hit the ground running. I think that that is great advice… for those that are not anal retentive like myself! I realized that once I booked the church, that why not book the videographer, a small string quartet, order bridesmaid dresses and my wedding gown! I know it sounds crazy… (and I don’t really have all of those booked yet, but they are in the works!), but I am the type of person that likes to get everything done at once so I don’t have to worry about it later!

It has been fun so far though! Matt is into it… he is all about helping me out and taking care of the signing of the contracts and dishing out deposit money since he is in Wichita and I am not. So that is a MAJOR help! His mom is also great… giving me ideas and running Wichita errands for me, but not being intrusive, which she was worried about being! 🙂

So far, so good…

We meet with the priest on Dec. 12 and hopefully he will just look at Matt and I and say, “Well ofcourse we will marry you here… Let’s just knock off the fee of the church while we’re at it!” We are planning on a Aug. 16, 2008 wedding…

Did I mention that I can’t wait?! 🙂

PS. Thanks to Aunt Sherron, Meg, Michelle and their spouses for my wedding planner… now my mom and I can BOTH have one! 🙂



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4 responses to “Wedding Planning for the Anal Retentive: Chapter 1

  1. Tessa

    Just a tip for a Wichita wedding…The Petroleum Club is AMAZING for a reception!!! That is where we had ours and I am soo glad! It was even one of the cheapest rental fees in the city – no kidding!! I can give you the scoop sometime, if you’d like!

  2. TransplantedOkie

    Oh the fun you and your mom are going to have!

  3. Kristen

    I have that exact same book! It’s great!

  4. Erin

    Oh man…now my mom is going to want her own book someday because your mom got her own book…

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