|Names not included, to protect the innocent|
If you're wedding planning, and haven't put together some kind of organizational system for tracking prospective vendors, I highly recommend it!
The other reason M says I'm crazy is because there are places on my list that I'm not even considering. Meadowlark Gardens, my dream location, is on the list, even though I know that at $8,000 their reception hall is way over our budget. I don't keep it on my list because I love to look at the pictures and dream about "what if"...
|Okay, maybe a little... [Source]|
So where are we looking? Good question! This weekend we're visiting three sites, all of them about as far away from my "dream" wedding as possible (this might be an overstatement). Of course, no wedding is perfect, but it helps to write down these kind of goals with your beloved early on in the process. M and I wrote several lists the first week we were engaged:
- Priorities: We wrote what our top three priorities in a wedding were (aka: where should we splurge in our budget), the lowest three (what we could cut out or skimp on), and the three things we'd be willing to put in some elbow-grease and DIY. Our answers matched up pretty well, so we have a better idea of where we're going to spend our budget.
And speaking of budget....
- Budget: Okay, not technically a list, but this was easily the most important thing we put together. I'll tell you more about it an another post.
- Goals: When I read $2000 Wedding's post about creating wedding goals I immediately sat M down to write our own list. While it doesn't look anything near Matt and Sara's list, it does look like us, and that's the most important thing. I'll share this later as well!
What kind of decisions did you and your honey make early on in the process? Did they change as your wedding planning went on? How are you keeping track of the data overload that comes with wedding planning?
And as the three places we're seeing this weekend....? Check back Monday for a full review and details! ;)