Thursday, May 24, 2007

#1: oh snap!

why hellooo.

purpose of this blog? well, the main purpose is that i'm determined, soo determined, to scour hi-and-lo for any and all ideas that will help me create a fantabulously amazing and unique wedding...for $10,000 or less. $5,000 from gtb (groom to be) and $5,000 from moi. i want this bad boy $10,000 budget to encompass everything...the venue the food the dress the booze (good luck to us!) the rings (but not the engagement ring, uh-uh, that thing had better be huge...more on this later...) to the everything else. e-ver-y-thing. so i figured i'd bring all the ideas together and organize them in one blog. a blog i can actually access at work (question: could i get the 'bring a box' speech if they find me doing this?). i.e. sorry to xangar, my previous home.

and now a sheepish confession. i am soo not engaged and soo not even close to getting married. dahhhh. or more like...bahhhh...

but i've become an avid fan of http://www.weddingbee.com over the past year, during which i have also once, twice, been a bridesmaid. and last year alone, i went to five weddings. so. it's time. and call me overeager but i love to plan, list and research. i also love taking the time to really look in crevices where normal people don't bother to look. and i truly believe in the concept of sharing is caring. and i really really realllllllllllllly want to *not* cross that $10,000 finish line. so i'm starting early. still with me?

ok, so on to the other (less important) purpose of this blog. i'm also sheepishly admitting that i've been meaning to create a somewhat anonymous forum, um, for myself. heeeeee. a forum-of-1 to gripe about unnecessary dramas ranging from the padres worrying about my stock dropping with age...drama with the girls...drama with the boyfriend (oh yes, i do have one!)...and just dramas in general. because, let's be honest here, as laidback as you wanna think you are, you really aren't. or...i'm not. geez, another admission! ah, what a pleasure it is to just blurt out my blurt. let's be friends, shall we?

welcome.

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

i look forward to more "blurt" =)

Rosie & Andy said...

Have you read the BudgetBio over on theKnot.com? If not, I'm sure it'd help you a lot with your budget! I know it has helped me.

Kelly said...

i can totally share in your feelings! I am also weddingbee-obsessed and not engaged but have a boyfriend and nowhere near married. I'll probably also have a budget around $10,000. I'm glad I'm not the only one!

another un-engaged yet wedding planning girl said...

I just stumbled upon your blog while planning my own wedding. But wait - I'm at least - AT LEAST - 6 months away from being engaged and 18 months from being married. I have no business to be planning my wedding when I haven't even given my bf my ring 'suggestions' yet. But I love your blog and you've already given me a ton of awesome ideas (I particularly love the peonies in the mason jars!). Thanks!

farre11kat said...

It's now 2 am and I have just completed reading your *entire* blog. That's right. The whole thing. I'm still reeling from the coffee filters, and am officially a fan.

Carrie said...

I just ran in the other room to let my boyfriend know that I'm not the only crazy woman in the world. I have been planning for a budget of $10,000 for months now. I know the ring is coming soon but I don't know exactly when. On top of that we have a theme "Old Fashion Hollywood". We LOVE movies and our first date was a movie date. I will make sure to bookmark your page. Good luck on finding Prince Charming. I konw he's out there somewhere for you.

Anonymous said...

I'm planning my wedding and came across your site, which has a bunch of great ideas on it. Do you know about this place? I haven't priced it out yet but I think if you can go with their package deal, it comes in within your budget.

http://vonheldingestate.com/

A.I.S. said...

i started reading your blog back at like #400 but I'm starting at the beginning now. I too am a 10k bride with 9 months to go!

That Girl said...

I just told my best friend that I must have found my soulmate when I found your site, and then I read the comments and realize that there are even more out there!

My boyfriend once mentioned that he thinks a wedding shouldn't cost more then $5000, which is unlikely for me since I have a large family. But I've been obsessed with planning a wedding for $10,000now, just to prove I can.

And, yes, I'm not engaged!

kerry said...

wow - wish there was something like this when i got married. but wait. 10 thousand? omg!! i sure wish we had that much to spend on a wedding. oh the extra things we could have done. maybe next time when we renew our vows!!

Aly said...

Kindred spirits!

I just found your blog today (congrats on being wed!!!)

I too am no where near a wedding & not very close to an engagement. But I'm obsessed with saving as many amazing ideas as I can find! :) My boyfriend thinks I'm crazy, but, like you said, I just like to look in places most people don't :)

So, congrats, again! And I cant' wait to read through the past 2 years of entries :)

Whisper said...

How lucky we are to get a glimpse into your soul... thanks so much. You've inspired me to start my own, though it certainly won't kick as much *ss as yours.