One quarter to go until we get hitched and I’ve got my gazillion tasks spreadsheeted in Google Docs so I can wedding plan anytime, anywhere with my trusty Mac laptop and an internet connection. Wooohooo! Let the games begin.
This wedding update is all about deals. Booyah! Let’s hear it for cost reduction!
I was finally ready to book our photobooth and guess what…the vendor came down in price. Unbelievable! Every couple hundred dollars count!
Next up was finding a caterer for our Italian-themed welcome dinner which will be held at a nearby country club. My lovely “day of” wedding coordinator secured the club for me. She is awesome and goes way beyond her responsibilities since I am completely clueless when it comes to Palm Springs! I have been scouting out local Italian restaurants. The first one I asked, submitted this quote. “Hello Catherine, this is based on what I belive would be enough delicious food for 75 guests. 4 Full Trays Traditional Caesar salad, 2 Full trays Italian Sausage and Meatballs, 6 Hawaiian Pizza and 6 Margarita pizza and delivered. Total including tax and delivery is $528.95. Plesae feel free to contacted me anytime. Thank you” Hot damn! Can you cater my wedding, too? SHIT that’s cheap. And that’s only one quote. I don’t know whether to stop there or keep looking.
Now, if you’ve been following my blog for a while, some of you know that I’ve had my heart set on a one-of-a-kind diamond, alencon lace veil that I tried on at a boutique in Chicago to the tune of $1,000+. The reason why it’s “$1,000+” is because they negotiated it down from $1,300 to $1,100. So somewhere in the range of ridiculously expensive. Now I paid a pittance for my wedding dress. And if I can pay a couple hundred dollars for my gown, I sure as hell can pay $1,000 for my veil. Are you with me, people? But now I’m starting to talk myself out of it because we are in a recession and it just seems so unpractical. Yet the celebrations around wedding are in and of themselves completely impractical! I deserve a little luxury, yes? Then I got to thinking, what if something happens to that delicate veil during transportation or I accidentally snag it while getting ready. You will see a grown woman start sobbing and I swear those won’t be tears of happiness. So I’m now off the luxury kick and figuring I can do this myself—a little bit of tulle, a little bit of alencon lace, a little bit of Swarovski crystals and I gots me a $1,000 veil. I headed to Britex yesterday and unbeknownst to me, everything in the store was 30% off. Incroyable!
My total budget is actually coming down instead of going up! I’m loving this wedding planning stuff.