So, I just got engaged. And I'm super organized, but I feel like there is sooooo much to figure in at once. I'm near Chicago, but we think it will be more personal (not to mention less expensive) to get married at my college church in the southern part of the state and have the reception at a vineyard that I love down there. However, I'm still waiting to hear back from the Fr. who confirmed me (he's moved to NY since my catholic confirmation, but I would really like him to marry us). So, I can't reserve any dates yet. I am already starting to find photographers and videographers that I like, but how in the heck am I going to reserve them all for the same date. None of them seem to get back to me at the same time. Do I have them all on the phone with me on three way (church, photographer, videographer) when I book the reception at vineyard? Did I mention that between work, substitute teaching, and my master's degree, I barely have time? I spend time with my fiance by doing my homework during his shift at work (he's a shift manager at a coffee shop). Also, we're on a budget (i'm going to have to quit my job during my internship at school in half a year), and my future in laws are having strong opinions about where we might cut cost, however, neither of our parents can afford to give much, if anything. The only thing we can do is plan far out, and we are already thinking of Fall 2011, but many vendors aren't even booking that far. I'm sure all of you have had similar problems, so any advice would be great.
~It took us five years to finally date, one year to become engaged, and the rest of our lives to fall in love over and over again~
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