October 16, 2013

Wedding Things I: Getting Started

Friday night, I came home from work, put on sweat pants and a t-shirt, turned on my TV and watched several hours of Four Weddings and Say Yes to the Dress while playing around on the internet and looking at pages upon pages upon pages of wedding things.

Now, before you go running over to my Pinterest page, you should know that I haven't actually pinned very many wedding things and those that I have are on a secret board. I will scatter this post with some pictures of things I do love though, to keep it interesting =)

Baseball Stadium names as Table Numbers? LOVE!
It's been almost 3 months since The Pilot and I got engaged and in that time, we've gotten quite a number of things planned for our wedding. When we first got engaged, I wanted to take our time planning things and not rush into it. He had other ideas. We had to nail down our date by mid-September because he has to request his vacation time a year in advance.

We knew we wanted to get married in DC. That was easy. It's our home and with our families living all over the country, everyone was going to have to travel anyway, so why not just do it here?

How AMAZING would it be to take all of our wedding photos on the National Mall?!
The church was the easy part. We're both Catholic and belong to a church, so shortly after getting engaged, we made our way over there to register for pre-Cana (Catholic marriage prep) and look at available dates.

When it came to a reception site, we knew we wanted something that was quintessentially DC and after one hiccup with the venue we originally wanted, we found an amazing site that, while not a traditional wedding venue, has done some incredible weddings and meets our requirement for being very DC.

Once we set our date and picked out our locations, we we decided to tackle some other things on our list like booking a DJ (super easy as I went with one I had seen at a wedding in August), a photographer (after looking at like 30 different photographers' websites and blogs and chatting with about 10 of them, we ended up booking the first guy we met, who I love) and a hotel for our wedding guests.

How fun are these maps from Laura Hooper Calligraphy to show your guests where all of your wedding festivities will be taking place?
Easy. Peasy. I've even gone wedding dress shopping with Mom and chosen the ladies who will stand by me on the altar (when you have a bunch of sisters, that's really easy to do).

So, there you have it. The Pilot and I are planning a wedding! We've gotten a lot done, but have a lot to do...and a lot of time to do it. So far, we're having way too much fun planning and I hope it stays just like that, because after all...we're just throwing a big party and it's going to be a blast!

Tell Me: Are you currently planning or have you planned a wedding? Your own? Your BFF's? Your sister's? What were your favorite (and least favorite) parts of the process?


  1. I can't wait for your wedding! You realize you're probably going to have to sedate me or just make me sit outside during the ceremony because I will probably be a crying mess because I LOVE YOU GUYS SO MUCH! Also, please toss the bouquet directly at me, I fully intend to cut someone in order to catch it, so, just toss it to me, problem solved.

  2. I am currently planning a wedding, too :) It's been both fun and stressful! I love the planning but paying for it ourselves is no fun. We have our venue and all of our major things booked and it's definitely a weight off when it's only small details you have to worry about :)

  3. I'm in the middle of planning my wedding, but we have the major stuff done. My favorite part was the dress and figuring out things like save the dates and decor details. My least favorite was finding a florist who wasn't outrageously expensive (I have a good one in the Northern VA area who won't kill you on her price if you need)...it was a headache but I eventually found a good one. Enjoy it all...it goes by quickly!

  4. Yay for wedding planning! I've been in 4 weddings so far, 3 of them I was MOH so I've done my fair share of planning. It's a lot of fun, and when you can get things done EARLY, that's even better :) I love the idea of naming tables after ballparks!! Very cute. I can't wait to hear more about your plans!

  5. This is awesome! We've been engaged for more than five months and we just set a date last week haha. (It's a year from yesterday! Woohoo!) We've chosen our bridal party, our colors, our church and reception venue, but that's about it. I have some decorating ideas, but I honestly don't want to decorate too much. And we've started interviewing photographers - that's one of the things I'm most nervous about! I just want someone fun. :) Keep up the good work!


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