What I'm using to plan my wedding
Ok so first I should probably start out with what I'm using to get my planning in gear.
First thing I did when I started planning was buy a folder. I needed something that I could use to hold onto important receipts, papers, contracts, etc. and take around with me when I go to visit venues and vendors. I also signed up for a few wedding websites like The Knot and Wedding Wire to help me stay up to date with current trends, ideas, inspiration and venue choices. Just beware of the reviews for the venues. After reading through a bunch of them I realized that almost every review is written by a bride/groom who had their wedding at that specific location. So of course the reviews will be biased because let's face it, they chose the place so of course they are going to love it! Another website that I'm using is Etsy, which is an awesome website to buy handmade/original and really creative stuff through independent vendors. I like going on this site to browse through various different bridal decorations, invites, favors, etc. You don't have to order from the site to find inspiration and get ideas! I'm also using Pinterest to get wonderful inspiration for the wedding through pictures.
The Next Steps...
- Vendors: My goal for this summer is to find and book some of my vendors. I'm planning to find a wedding officiant, DJ, and photographer/videographer. I have a few others on my list but these are the ones I would rather book sooner than later.
- Workout/Diet plan: Because let's face it, we all want to look fabulous on our wedding day! I was doing so well but fell off the wagon last summer. I'm back on now and have been working out about 3-4 times a week for about 40-60 minutes doing moderate/high intensity workouts at home. I'm doing both cardio and strength training with hand weights. I'm debating on whether or not to officially join Weight Watchers but I'll probably just do it on my own. I will post a different day about the exact workouts/diets I'm doing. Also, Pete just joined a new boxing gym nearby. I'm so glad that we are both making an effort to get in shape for our wedding! <3
- Keep pinning: Since I'm still in the early stages of planning I am still open to ideas and gathering inspiration. I'm still very open to the many possibilities and this is such an important day that I want to make sure I plan every last detail. I've been using the Pinterest app on my iPhone to pin images that give me wedding inspiration or an idea that I want to use.