Thursday, January 25, 2007


what can i possibly say about wedding planning that hasn't already been said. there are books upon books, magazines, websites, blogs, message boards, conventions, podcasts....all of which i have sampled. after much research and planning i have come to some conclusions.

having a small budget forces you to get creative. this is not a bad thing... it's just very easy to forget when you are staring at hundreds of options, none of which are affordable. if you want to just take what bridal companies and wedding planners want to sell you as the only will pay more money for something you could probably do for alot less.

however, i can certainly see why people go the cookie cutter wedding route. it's much easier than trying to 're-invent the wheel'. it would be so simple to just choose from their pre-fab options.

i have a feeling that even if i had unlimited resources i wouldn't be satisfied with that.

so .. i am asking you.......dear readers......for your ideas and input a couple of areas that i am still trying to think through. i might put some more ideas up from time to time. here's the first one.

i really want to do photos instead of a traditional bride's book that people sign. i have a plan to do a couple of different backdrops to choose from and have their photo made, which we will later compile into a book. this could be done with poloroids or digital cameras.

poloroids.........pros: immediate gratification/nice white space at the bottom for guests to write a note
cons: expensive film/what do you do with all the poloroids when you are done? the poloroid photo albums i have seen would only fit about 30 pics

digital.........pros: inexpensive/ability to see photo immediately and retake if desired/photos can all be compiled into a book using iphoto or shutterfly
cons: no place for handwritten note so do you get a little journal for that or use a little chalkboard that could be in the photo (if they want it there)

another thought, how hard would it be to construct a DIY photobooth and how could that work?

Saturday, January 13, 2007

one moment in time

i'm stealing this one from the lovely andrea. it's kind of funny to read today because i wrote it 3 days ago at work.

two names you go by:

mel, mD, death, mimi, goldie stereo

two parts of your heritage:


two things that scare you:

horror movies

two everyday essentials:

orbit green gum

two things you are wearing right now:

my great big winter coat
my engagement ring :)

two of your favorite current bands/artists:

sufjan stevens

two things you want in a relationship (other than love):


two truths:

i am going to spinning class today for the 2nd time and i am afraid i will pass out
martin luther king day has a special place in my heart

two favorite hobbies:


two things you have to do this week:

take a little road trip to cleveland
babysit 2 very sweet boys

two stores you shop at:

the papyrus stationary outlet

two favorite sports:

wii sports bowling
roller skating

two shows you like to watch:

gilmore girls
the office

two things you'd buy if money were no object:

a beautifully and comfortably furnished condo downtown overlooking the city

unlimited flight vouchers to use anywhere, anytime

two wishes for 2007:

for may 19th to be a beautiful, calm, peaceful, non stressful, magical day full of love, laugther and togetherness

to learn to be a wonderful wife and to share more love than ever with my family and friends

Thursday, January 04, 2007

welcome 2007

goodbye to the old, hello to the's a year of promise. a year i've dreamed of all my life. welcome 2007, i am so glad you are here.