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Wedding Details: save the date!

16 Jun

With a destination wedding, save the date cards are especially important. Not only did I want to give our guests an early heads up, I wanted to try to set the tone for the wedding weekend. I set out to find a unique save the date card. I couldn’t be happier with what I found! It’s unique but still makes sense and has become an inspiration for our colors and design scheme for the entire wedding.

Michele of Michele Purner Designs created these beauties. You can find her shop on Etsy. The final design had rounded edges, making it look even more sleek. We also added custom yellow envelopes that matched the string. Michele printed the outgoing and return addresses. So I just had to stamp them and drop them in the mail. This was a huge time-saver and the primary reason I managed to get the cards out 7 months in advance.

Up next, equally unique invitations. I found a young, up and coming stationer to design custom invites. There is no shortage of custom stationers but the $2400 minimum is just not in our budget! Fingers crossed that this young designer works out!

The 4 Year Engagement

14 Jun

Marv proposed the same day I graduated from law school. He made a touching speech in front of 30 close family and friends. I remember very little about what he actually said because as soon as he starting shifting down to one knee and pulled out the ring, I lost it. Completely. We’d been together for so long and talked extensively about marriage and even done some ring shopping but I still wasn’t expecting a proposal anytime soon.

That was May 8, 2008. My summer was spent studying for the California Bar so there was no planning. Then came what I have dubbed the “post Bar depression” where you’re stuck in limbo of having a JD but not being an Esq. California is one of the last states to release Bar results, usually the Friday before Thanksgiving so it was well into December 2008 before I could even began thinking about a wedding.

By March of 2009 planning our New Year’s Eve wedding was in full swing. Then came the rough patch and a decision to slow down (a lot more on this later). By fall of 2009 we successfully emerged from our rough patch and were unexpectedly expecting!

We got enormous pressure to get married immediately. But I was too consumed with baby prep and a new job to even think consider it. There would be no shotgun wedding. Fast forward and by fall 2011 we felt ready to make it official.

Why November? Sorry, no romantic stories or symbolism (although Thanksgiving is a very meaningful holiday in our relationship). Honestly, it’s the best time of year for us to take time off from work and it’s part of the low-season in Cancun which means lower travel prices.

It’s been a long and beautiful journey to this point. Our path to the altar may not be traditional but I wouldn’t change a thing. November 11 can’t come fast enough! (well…. actually, it’s coming a little too fast. There’s still a lot of planning to do =)

5 months to go!

12 Jun

Our wedding is exactly 5 months away. Exciting but scary! We actually have very little done in terms of planning. We’re having a destination wedding in Mexico. My fiance nor my parents seems to share my concern about how much we still have to do.

Here’s what we’ve confirmed so far:

  •  the venue/location
  •  travel agent
  •  my dress
  • the bridal party
  • save the dates have been sent
  • invites are in the process of being designed

We’ve talked to but not officially hired:

  • the photographer
  • decor company
  • DJ
  • a local wedding planner

We naively settled on a destination wedding thinking there would be minimal planning involved but that myth was put to bed almost immediately. Lots more wedding convo to come but just though I’d share this milestone now. I think writing (typing) this out just made it that much more real…..

Time to get to work….tomorrow =)