Monthly Archives: February 2009

Venue Stress

Hi Guys!  Sorry I’ve been MIA this week…I have been crazy busy around here.  Little Miss WP is also Little Miss Dance Team Coach, and our team is going to Nationals in Minnesota this week.  Needless to say, I have been busy preparing for that, and wedding planning hasn’t gotten much of my free time!

I have been clipping pictures for an inspiration board and I will hopefully post that next week.  In the mean time, I’d like to talk a little bit about my anxiousness with wedding planning. You see, not only am I planning a wedding this year, but I am also taking the LSAT, applying to Law School, vacationing in the Dominican Republic, and running a marathon!  All in 2009!  It’s a little overwhelming to think that maybe I won’t get everything done.  I know I’ll feel better once we have our reception venue booked (and thus the food and drink all taken care of), but I am still really anxious about getting that part done.  I am hoping that we can go and visit some venues after I return from Nationals.  Mr. Groomy and I have very specific guidelines for what we want in a venue:

1) Preferably, a hotel. Why?  Because we’ll be having 90% out of town guests, and we don’t want them to have to be traipsing all over town.  Ideally, we’d like a hotel right near our church, so that our guests can move seamlessly from venue to venue.

2) It must hold 300 people!  We are capping out our guest list at 300 (We think!  It keeps growing every day!), so we want to make sure we have a comfortable, yet elegant place to party with our guests.

3) Room Blocks! Obviously, we are having many people from out of town so we want to make sure we offer our guests an affordable place to stay.

I am so excited to be planning, but I just want to get through this icky venue part as quick as possible.  We are leaving for the Dominican on April 16th, so ideally, I’d like to have our venue wrapped up before that so I can have a relaxing and stress free vacation.

Have any of you felt this “oh my gosh we need a venue!” stress?

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Color Palette

Alright, gang, let’s talk wedding colors!

My favorite color is red.  Mr. Groomy’s favorite color is blue.   We’re using neither of those colors in our wedding palette.  Instead, we’ve decided that our colors will be black and white, with shots of apple green.  How did we come to that color palette?

Well, Mr. Groomy said, “ABSOLUTELY NOT!” to red as a wedding color.  Little Miss WP said, “ABSOLUTELY NOT!” to blue as a wedding color.  So we compromised, after I found a little inspiration on the Internet.

It started with this…

I am obsessed with these. The minute I saw them I knew I had to have them.  I could picture them at our wedding immediately.  So that led me to scour the Internet for weddings that used apples and the color green as decor.  Here’s some great inspiration boards I’ve bookmarked:

http://snippetandink.blogspot.com/2009/02/board-342-green-apple-and-black.html

http://www.weddingbee.com/2008/06/06/another-damask-bride/

The apple inspiration is also how I got my header for this blog…(yep, that’s my engagement ring up there!).

I’m working on my own inspiration board and I hope to post it soon!

What things inspired your wedding color palette?

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My First Post!

Hey everyone!  Welcome to My Little Wedding Planning Blog…the place where, I, Little Miss Wedding Planner, can post my thoughts, frustrations, ideas, and inspirations while planning my wedding!  (It’s also so I have a place to discuss my wedding obsessions without driving my fiance to madness!)

Here’s a little bit about us and our wedding:

We’re newly engaged, getting married in October 2010, and we’ve booked the church.

And that’s it!  As you can see, we’ve got a long way to go in terms of the planning process.  Our vision is slowly coming together though, and we’re attempting to plan a formal yet classic, chic but fun wedding where we’ll wine and dine with over 300 guests.  More thoughts on our inspirations and visions to come, so stay tuned!

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