Wednesday, February 19, 2014

9 months and 2 days

While it's been over a month since I last updated, I assure you that we did not elope!  We have actually made significant progress in terms of planning and I think after the next two months when we book the major vendors, I'll be able to relax a little.  I'm a planner by nature so crossing things off of the to do list is very satisfying!

We've decided to get married in Charleston on November 21 and I am ecstatic! I don't need to tell y'all that it's our absolute favorite city so the decision to get married there was a fairly easy one.

We will be getting married on a Friday in November which may seem weird to some people but really, it kind of makes sense to us.  Everyone on our guest list has to travel no matter where we have our wedding and because Charleston is such a great city, we want people to be able to enjoy it.  If we were to have our wedding on Saturday, it doesn't leave much time at all for people to go on tours, eat at the great local restaurants, and explore.  Plus, Fridays are a little cheaper for venue rentals so we're pinching where we can.  We do realize this requires people to take a day off from work and we will be very grateful for anyone who is able to/chooses to do so to be with us for our wedding.

We spent this past weekend touring the venue that we've chosen- it just seems to fit us really well.  It's beautiful but laid back and has the exact feel that I had in mind.  I'll save that reveal for later!

 
We sampled BBQ from our caterer.  We will class it up a bit and use china and real silverware rather than the 3 container Styrofoam plates it would normally come on. :)


We also did our cake tasting!  Because we are planning from about 4.5 hours away, we're crossing things off the to do list while we are there whether they really seem "in order" or not. 

I really just wish all of the planning was over, it was October, and we were putting together last minute things before our wedding- I'm sure that the next nine months will go by in a flash so I've got to remind myself (and Todd!) to take it all in a enjoy it.

16 comments:

  1. I knew that Mac and Cheese looked familiar! Best BBQ in Charleston! Love Hometeam! I love living in Charleston and I'm sure your wedding will be just stunning!

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    1. Shhh!! It was actually Todd's idea. I was getting frustrated with the catering options- I wanted just good food and was worried we'd end up with some weird shaped potato on a plate with a piece of parsley. That wouldn't go over well with his people OR my people! We stopped by Hometeam for lunch and it just felt like us. I meaaaannn...that mac & cheese did some convincing on it's own! :)

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  2. Y'all could not have picked a more beautiful, fun and delicious city for your wedding! And oh my your guests are in for a treat w. Hometeam. We always grab a bite to eat there every time we're in Charleston, even if it's for a 'snack.' They're mac & cheese and collards are my favorite! Can't wait to see this gorgeousness come together!

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  3. I can't wait to see your details as your planning progresses! Still SO happy for you both.

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  4. I totally miss your blog posts! Your pictures are always so fabulous! Can't wait to see your wedding come together!

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  5. Best city for a wedding for sure! So excited for all of your planning! And Hometeam! Yum!

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  6. Been missing you! I'm so happy to hear that you'll be getting married in Charleston. And oh my. Hometeam and that mac n cheese. Yum!

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  7. I've been wondering how things were going for you. I miss your blog posts, but totally understand how much you have going on. That food looks delicious!! Can't wait to see how this all comes together for you. I know it will be beautiful!

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  8. So very excited for you and Todd! You two deserve all the best! Yay for checking things off your list.

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  9. It sounds like you've made a lot of progress! I feel that once you pick the location and venue, everything else just falls into place. Enjoy the process; it's such a special time.

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  10. BBQ and cake? Can I get an invite?!? looks like it will be wonderful.

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  11. We got married on a Friday as well! I think its becoming more and more popular! Its cheaper, and people have more time to enjoy their weekends. :) Good choice.

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  12. This is so exciting! I am a bridesmaid in a wedding in Charleston in October (Bride/ Groom live in Chicago so they're doing everything from long distance too.) and I am counting down for such a fun weekend in a great city as I'm sure you are doing for November!

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  13. This all sounds perfect...my boyfriend and I have talked about how we want to do Southern comfort food at our wedding, but of course, on fancy china! And I love that you did a Friday wedding to give your guests the opportunity to enjoy Charleston!

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  14. So excited to see these things come together and can't wait to see more! But as a sweets girl, I really want to know what cake y'all picked. :)

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  15. Yay! I got married in Charleston on a Friday, too ;) One of the best decisions we could have made--everyone loved spending the weekend there, just as you said. We rented a small house near the Battery, so we could entertain a bit, and also feel more relaxed than we would staying in a hotel. I'm excited for you!

    Alissa

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