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The Many Changes and Tasks

Monday, June 16th, 2008

Planning a wedding has been no piece of cake. No matter how many times I look online at a pre-made checklist, or ask friends who have gotten married, there is always something else that needs to be adding to my to-do list. Every time I am able to check something off of that list, I feel no more accomplished because I still see the many things left to do. These past couple of weeks though, I have done a lot of things to prepare for my wedding and marriage.

The biggest change so far was buying a house! Justin and I purchased our first home together and I (along with my cat) moved in at the beginning of June. Justin will be moving in once we are married. After being together as a couple for over 5 years now, and knowing each other an additional 2 years, I am so ready to be living with him. We are waiting to live together because of our religious and personal beliefs, but gosh it’s about time! It has never seemed closer than it does today though, and every day it gets both easier and harder to wait. Having a house is great though! I don’t have to be quiet or wash the dishes if I don’t want to. The nice thing is, it’s my house and I want to wash dishes!

I have gotten many things done for the wedding. We have ordered our favors, and just so you know, custom M&Ms are outrageously expensive so we didn’t go with those! We have booked our limo with Cities Limo who seem like a great company! Justin and I are starting dance lessons soon which will hopefully help me to not feel like a fool on the dance floor! Our registries are finalized, flowers, cake, and photos are paid for, and dresses are being altered.

There are still many things left to do. We (as in me, or me and my bridesmaids) have to make the placecards, finish the favors, and do 1 million other things! Our honeymoon is just about booked– we are still going to Disney! I am excited and nervous about that, since I am not a theme-park kinda girl but nevertheless it should be fun.

But in 7 weeks, and 5 days, none of this will matter. All of the stress felt, the money spent, and the hours consumed to plan the beautiful wedding of Justin and Amber will no longer be important. What will be most important is I will be married to my best friend, and we will have started our lives together as husband and wife.

7 weeks and 5 days….

Music Requests and More Registry

Tuesday, April 8th, 2008

Because our DJ (Instant Request) allows us to put together a playlist prior to the dance, we’re putting out an open call for people to “request” songs to be played at the wedding. Here are the rules:

  • Should be able to dance to it
  • Song requests should be posted in the comments
  • Limit 3 song requests per person
  • We reserve the right not to put anyone’s requests on our playlist.

Also, we added the last place of registry to the registry page, as well as a list of some hotels in the area, be sure to check out both sections. Who knows, maybe Amber will have an update as to the “invite” process and how that’s going…

Wedding Cake

Tuesday, November 6th, 2007

I thought this would be fun to share. We will be getting our wedding cake from Dorothy Ann Bakery ( for our reception. We know the owners, we know the employees, we know the food, and quite simply, we love it.

That said, there are surprising number of things to decide when it comes to building the cake of your dreams. Things like, what kind of wedding topper do you want? What kind of cake do you want (I might talk Amber into Marble ;-))? Do you want a grooms cake?  How much cake is everyone going to want to eat? How many people are there going to be? Do you want to save the top of the cake in the freezer for your first anniversary?

All these things need to be answered. Thankfully, Joan and Steve (the owners) know that there are a lot of questions to be answered, and they want to do everything they can to help. They even have these wedding cake shows where you can go, see a bunch of the latest cake designs, and just talk with them about what it is your heart desires in a cake. I’m going to post the times for their wedding cake show, just so you have them (and so I don’t lose them):

  • Thursday, Jan. 10th, 2008 5:00pm to 8:00pm
  • Friday, Jan. 11th, 2008 1pm to 5:00pm
  • Saturday, Jan. 12th, 2008 10:00am to 2:00pm
  • Saturday, Jan. 26th, 2008 10:00am to 2:00pm
  • Sunday, Jan. 27th, 2008 10:00am to 2:00pm
  • Monday, Jan. 28th, 2008 5:00pm to 8:00pm

It even says they’ll have samples! Yay for samples!

In other news, if you think we should style our cake a certain way (for example, Super Mario Brothers, Metroid, Zelda, Super Smash Brothers, Wii, Computerish, Legoish, or any other fun way) let us know in the comments.