My official wedding date: 1/11/13!! I ran into a ton of road blocks early in my planning. My fiance had already determined when would be best to take off of work with his boss, so we were a LITTLE limited in choice of weekend/month (he's a retail manager). Unfortunately, the weekend we chose happens to be a playoff weekend... and our reception is at a HOTEL... in GREEN BAY. Problemo. Basically: we would have had to agree to 2 prices for our hotel rooms for his family: Non-playoff price, and and additional $125 per hotel room if they packers are in the playoffs and it happens to be a home game. LUCKILY- we were able to negotiate with the event planner this past week. My parents went in to to meet with her (I'm living in CA right now, so they have to do my dirty work)... and what do you know, my mom knows her! Such a blessing. We were able to get a guarantee for non-playoff prices no matter what
AND we're booking the church I grew up in this week. ANDDDDD we booked an awesome photographer that gave us an awesome discount!