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.