oh my goodness, it has been such a long time since I have blogged. Things have been really hectic since I started my new job. So I haven't had the time to blog as much as I would have liked. I am hoping that this will change soon as things kind of calm down on the work front. Since starting the new job, I haven't really had any time to do much of anything. My fantastic sister has started working on the overall look for our save the dates and invites (in her own words, her "creative juices are flowing"). I am SO grateful to her that they are flowing because they are going to be awesome and I just haven't had the time to really work on it myself. She is so good at this kind of stuff and the ideas she has so far, ROCK. I know Mr. Stilts and I are going to love the end result. The invites and everything really just bring the whole "look" and "theme" of the wedding together. So I am really happy with how it's all going.
We finally sent off the contract and the deposit for the florist so we can officially say that ALL of our vendors are booked. That part is really, really exciting. No more contracts, no more going back and forth with vendors to get the best price for the contract. Even though I know it's not all over by any means. We still have a lot to do and a lot of dealings with people left to do. I am feeling really good about the really big stuff being over with. Now, I feel like I can relax a little about a lot of things. I know Mr. Stilts is probably happy about me relaxing a little bit. :-)
The guest list is still a pretty big thing that we have not gotten a hold of yet. We cut down a lot and now we are getting some pressure to add back. This is one of the hardest things. You can't make everyone happy, especially when you are on a tight budget. I really don't what to blow the whole budget on invites. I mean, when you think about it, every additional person is not only an additional dinner, it's also an additional save the date, invitation, chair, napkin, silverware, cake, favor....the list goes on and on. I know I have talked about this before, but it gets more and more real every second. It's a lot to think about it and it brings about a lot of different emotions. I want to be able to make as many people happy as I can and I know that it is going to be impossible to do so. This part is SO HARD.
I am going to try and be so much better about blogging going forward, there is still a lot left to do and we are getting to the 6 month mark faster than I can believe.