Wedding Planning Update

It’s been a while since I have checked in on where we are at in the process of planning our wedding, so I’m taking this fine Wednesday to do just that. We’ve been engaged three and a half months now and although the wedding is still over a year away we are making so much progress on everything!

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WHAT WE’VE DONE SO FAR:

  • We picked a date! We both really wanted a fall wedding and since we are expecting to pay for our wedding ourselves, we decided on a Saturday in October of 2018! We have another 15 months to plan and I am so excited for it all.
  • We have a venue! I will be 100% honest and say it was the most stressful part of wedding planning so far. Neither of us were set on a date, we just knew we wanted a fall wedding. Going into it there were three places I really wanted to go and see – all of them barn type venues within 45 minutes of our house. We fell in love with one option but ultimately decided against it because it was over our budget and the food options were too fancy for us – if we were going to break the bank I needed to be happy with the food. In the long run we ended up going with the absolute right venue for us it is the perfect mix of rustic yet elegant and I can’t wait for our wedding day to be here!
  • We had our engagement party with some of our closest friends and family! See post here for my recap with some photos.
  • We’ve picked our bridesmaids and groomsmen! I asked my last bridesmaid last week and I plan on sharing how I asked in a later post. Bobby has yet to ask his guys.
  • We hired our DJ! This was Bobby’s choice as it was most important to him. We went to our good friends wedding last July and they had a GREAT DJ – so we reached out to him, had a meeting and booked him on the spot. We cannot wait to dance the night away with everyone.
  • We booked our photographer & videographer! This was BY FAR the biggest decision for us to make. I knew I wanted both – there was no budging on my end even when Bobby didn’t understand the need for a videographer. After researching so many places and seeing prices almost double of what our budget was – we found George Street Photo who fit right into our budget. I had mixed feelings on going with a company that pretty much outsources one of, if not the most important parts of our wedding but after meeting with them a lot of my worries were gone. We got to choose our photographer who has worked with one of my besties on a wedding she coordinated and I have heard great things about him.  SO far the process of communication has been seamless and they have really helped out with any questions I had.

WHAT WE’RE WORKING ON:

  • Our guest list. A few days after we got engaged we had our parents over and came up with a preliminary list of people and divided them into three categories. our family, our friends, and our family friends. I am hoping to have the list finalized by the end of the month.
  • Registering! Since we will have lived together for over 4 years by the time we get married, there’s not much that we actually “need” but we are both excited to register for more updated pieces for our home as well as the big splurges we potentially wouldn’t buy ourselves.
  • Searching for engagement outfits. We are taking our photos in October when fingers crossed the beautiful New England foliage is around. I am so excited!

 

Did any of you have a longer engagement? I’d love to hear any wedding advice you ladies have! 

Our Engagement Party

HAPPY TUESDAY! This weekend was by far one of the best weekends this year yet! So of course I had to share with you guys. Hope you enjoyed your weekend as much as I enjoyed mine!

Saturday morning started out with my favorite donuts ever Allies Donuts! If you’re ever in the RI area you gotta check them out.  Then mid morning there were TORRENTIAL downpours and guys I was so nervous that the weather wouldn’t clear by the time of the party, but thankfully it did!

I wanted to share some photos of our engagement party with you all. My parents hosted the most amazing party at my aunts house with the help of my aunt & uncle and Bobby’s parents. We were surrounded by family, friends, and some of our soon-to-be wedding party (we haven’t asked yet!). The party was amazing and kicked off the next year and a half of wedding festivities just how I imagined.

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Thank you, Thank you, Thank you to all of the family that pulled this party off. We couldn’t be any luckier to have so much love given to us and we CANNOT wait to celebrate with everyone again at the wedding!

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We Have A Venue & Date!

We’re halfway through the week and I couldn’t be more excited about that! We have been trudging along with wedding planning these last few months and I couldn’t be happier to share that we have picked our venue!

Picking the venue is probably one of, if not the biggest decisions of the whole wedding, and in my opinion so far it has definitely the hardest. Bobby and I knew the time of year that we wanted to get married and we knew we wanted it to be next year so we didn’t have much time to decided in order to secure the date.

We looked at three venues total – all were barn venues. Of the three we hated one, liked one, and loved one. In the end we decided to go with the one we liked, in order to make our budget work.

The Venue: Bittersweet Farm – Westport MA

Bittersweet Farm is set on 29 acres of farmland in Westport, Massachusetts. It dates back to the 1920s, and allows for us to have an outdoor ceremony & cocktail hour with an indoor reception. It has a beautiful rustic atmosphere and we cannot wait to get married here.

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The BIG day: October 20, 2018

It seems so so so far away but right now we are both just enjoying this time of being engaged and we know that the wedding day will be here before we know it. What they say is true, time flies when you’re having fun! We have our first wedding event at the end of the month – our engagement party. We are so blessed with the most amazing family to be throwing it for us! We are eagerly awaiting it to be here!

If anyone has any wedding planning tips, please drop a comment below. I am all ears for some advice! 

Four Years <3

Bobby and I celebrated our 4 year anniversary yesterday. And although he doesn’t read my blog I couldn’t let such an important date go by without it being mentioned on here. I mean 4 years is a long time in my eyes.

We hadn’t had Lola for a few days so Bobby went and picked her up after work and we had a nice dinner at home as our little family. Funny story….Bobby had asked me earlier in the day what time I was getting out of work, so I of course told him my normal time (even though I was leaving early to get him part of his gift), and I thought nothing of it since he’s not big into surprises. Well turns out he was surprising me at work by bringing flowers! He’s so thoughtful that boy ❤ but he was so upset that I didn’t get to see them yesterday, I guess next time I won’t leave work early. I got them when I walked into my office this morning, and they are the most beautiful flowers he’s ever picked out!

We have had a crazy four years together, I feel like I have grown into an adult with him by my side, we support each other through everything good and bad. He’s my best friend and I cannot wait to one day be his wife. I feel so lucky to be in a relationship with him and to be able to wake up and do this thing called life with him every day.

Until Next Time,

Rebecca