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Wedding Talk Wednesday: Venue Shopping

4 Sep

Happy Hump Day everyone! I hope it’s been easy to get back into the swing of things after a nice long weekend. The good thing is, the weekend is almost here once again!

Mike, Chipper, and I enjoyed a nice long weekend in Ocala and made it back to Gainesville on Monday morning. Thinking that we needed to get the ball rolling on some wedding planning, we had an appointment to tour a venue not too far from Ocala on Saturday. I’m not going to mention the name of the venue, because it was a nice facility, but we just knew it was not for us. I was a little disappointed, but I didn’t expect to fall in love with the first place we saw anyways. The process has to start somewhere.

Our plan is to go look at a few of venues up in the Jacksonville area within the next week or so. We are leaning towards a wedding in Jacksonville since we will be moving there upon Mike’s graduation.

In more exciting news, I have my first appointment to go try on wedding dresses. The appointment is set for the middle of October and I could not be more excited. I’m ready to get this show on the road!

And here’s just a view of what I do in my free time…


Pinterest overload! Who knew there were so many different flowers and color schemes?! So many decisions to be made!


Wedding Talk Wednesday: Getting Organized

14 Aug

I decided to start a new segment so I can share news on the wedding front. Wednesdays will now be all about Wedding Talk. Of course, right now we are only just beginning to think about starting to plan our wedding, so there is not much to share.

This week I’ve slowly been putting together a wedding planning binder. After getting engaged, I searched online and found pre-made wedding planners, but I wanted something that I could personalize and add pages too. I found this really great wedding timeline/checklist that I printed out and I then set out to create my own wedding binder.


I found a super cute free monogram printable from For Chic Sake to use as the cover for my binder. I made sure to use my future monogram! I then added some dividers to help me stay organized. I divided the wedding timeline/checklist into the appropriate categories. Right now the binder is divided into the following sections:

  • Monthly Checklist
  • Budget
  • Guest List/ Invite Information
  • The Big Day (ceremony and reception information)
  • Vendors

I still have to add a section for bridal/bridal party and groomsmen attire and a section for travel information. I also bought a clear zipper pouch for the front of the binder that I can put color swatches, pictures, and business cards in.

Like I said, the planning is only in the very early stages. Mike and I are hoping to set a date soon, once we get back to Gainesville and are able to visit a few locations. I will keep you all posted with our progress with the Wedding Talk Wednesdays!