Wedding Research!

I’ve been asked by a few people to blog about the wedding planning, and I don’t have much to report so far but I’ve been doing a lot of research!

Venue:
We’ve visited one ceremony/reception site and I’ll be taking a look at one more on February 1st. At the moment I’m planning on having the ceremony and reception at the same place… I think it’ll be easier on the guests plus it wont cut into any photographer/videographer time.

Video:
Also, with that said… I think I’m going to have a videographer as well. For the memories. I’ve been told by a few people that they regretted not having their day on film and, well, I like taking videos for memories too. So we’re adding that onto the list.

Photos:
Urgh I’m going to splurge on the photography here because it’s quite important to me! 2 photographers. And I will have a photobooth as well. I love photobooths!

Invites:
As far as invites go, that will be online, as well as RSVP’s. I think stationery is cute but it’s not a high priority for me. Anyone from older generations who don’t use the internet can get some real handheld invitations but that won’t be difficult to do thanks to Target/Michael’s.

Food:
Mom has suggested that I research Chinese banquets to save money on food. Don’t get me wrong, Asian foods are my favorite foods (I’ll take a rice and something over a sandwich any day), but a far as ambiance goes, they’re not very fun (at least in my eyes). I’d rather spring for an intimate venue with buffet style food and my own decor.

Dress:
Since I’m only 5’1″, no ballgowns for me! I’d look like a cupcake! I’m leaning towards mermaid styles or something that’s more fitted towards the top and hips. Fitted and still airy/floaty. I have a couple dress fittings for this week so I can see if this really works on my body in real life. I’ve found a couple that I really like, but they are from older collections. Sigh. Let me know what you think, do you choose A or B?

A: (but imagine this in ivory/white) Allure 2550

B:  La Sposa / Pronovias in Laurel (I think it’s from 2010)

They’re both fitted, with lightweight materials.  Sigh I wish they still made the Laurel.  The Allure 2550 may be easier to find in stores.