Monday, November 28, 2011

Bits and pieces

I haven't written in a while and that is because I have been super busy with work, school and other projects. So now while I have some time I can put somethings onto the blog for people to look at comment on etc.

The first thing being photography. This is really important to me as I am sure it is with every future bride because the photographer will capture certain moments that will be kept to cherish forever. I have been to previous weddings as a guest and waited nearly forever for the bride and groom to come back after their photo shoot... there has been snacks on the table which is a must and I will chat about later. You get to check out the decorations and chat to family members and friends about their lives and the what they thought of the wedding of course and this goes on for about 30 minutes...oops you have now run out of things to say to each other. Well my idea is having 2 photographer. That seems expensive right...well I am lucky. I will hire the professional photographer and then get a family member(yes that's you Neville) to take pictures too. So while Jurie and I are hanging in trees and rolling around in the grass there will be a fun photo booth at the reception where friends and family can have be in group photos wearing novelty hats and sunglasses with chalk boards with some messages on them for the bride and groom. This will keep the guests entertained and not thinking about food for at least another 30 minutes.

The next thing is the food the guests will eat whilst waiting. Because this is during summer I was thinking some homemade lemonade or ginger ale. This can be put in jars, with some fresh mint and cute straws.
To eat I was thinking one or two cookies. Just a nibble to keep the hunger pangs at bay.

So this is what I have been thinking about so far. Just lately I have been thinking that I am not going to turn into a Bridezilla I am totally going to let people help me out if that is what they want. If people have ideas or think I should do something differently that is great, I would love some advice. The only thing that I won't compromise on is who is invited and who isn't. That is something between Jurie and myself.
The most important thing about this wedding is Jurie and I celebrating our love for one another with the people we love and who are important to us. We want to have fun and I don't want to stress myself out.