Countdown: 165 days
I can’t believe it’s been 79 days since I last update this part of my blog. Time surely flies fast, and I mean reaaaaaaally fast. Our wedding will be in 5 months, it’s crazy! I’ve been meaning to transfer all these blog updates onto my main blog, but I just can’t find the time to do so. So I’ll just keep my updates here for now.
Anyway, so what’s up with the preps? I believe everything is going really well. Last month, Dan and I finally told my parents of our plans. We’ve been planning for it for months and we just couldn’t find the right time, and enough courage, if you may. But I am sure very proud of Dan, I loved how he did everything. A few months ago he was joking about saying “Akin na ho itong anak ninyo” to my parents because we seriously didn’t know how to go about telling them. But that faithful night when we decided to just tell them upfront, he did the classic “Hihingin ko na po ang kamay ng anak nyo, magpapakasal na po kami”. I didn’t expect that as I thought it would be very casual and informal, the way he always is around me and my family. Gladly, my parents responded positively (not that I was expecting otherwise), my mom even joked about me crying (yes, I cried!!!). My dad was very gentle with everything, he was just a little sad about the limited number of guests on our planned wedding (you know, Tatay is a social butterfly). But everything went well and I’m more than happy to finally, finally tell our parents about it. Tatay wanted Dan to bring his whole family to our place so they can bond real soon. <3
Another major thing that happened was of course, our supplier hunt. After much contemplation, we (well, mostly I) decided to let go of our booking with Studio1. It was a major decision for us especially we are on a tight budget, but I had to do it. I’ve always been half hearted with them, since most of their works is either a hit or a miss. I couldn’t risk our wedding like that. I know in my heart I was in for the free stuff when we booked them, but I was never really impressed with their works. And everytime I visit their vimeo account to see their new videos, I was never excited. In my head there’s always this thought that if only we could afford another team, I definitely would drop them right away. Some brides would say you have to have that “this is it” feeling when it comes to booking a supplier for your wedding day. I never had that with them. So while I was looking around for better photography teams online (and hoping we could afford them), I saw one that really caught my eye. His shots were fresh and fun and light, exactly how I want our wedding (and engagement) photos to be. I contacted this certain photographer and chatted with him for sometime and fell in love even more. He’s a young and budding wedding photographer, who’s very fun and easy to talk to, which explains the freshness of his shots. After much deliberation with Dan, I decided to go with this new photog I found and just let go of our deposit to Studio1, to which he just told me, “ikaw bahala, mas alam mo naman yan”, which is very groom-y of him lol. So there’s my story of how we booked a new photography team. Because I feel like I’m already friends with this new photog, I asked for recommendations for a videography team from him. And he just have the same taste as mine, I liked all his recommended teams but had to choose one, which I already did. We’re already working on our schedule to meet with them both for contract signing. I am excited! At least now with these new teams, I wouldn’t be worried that our wedding might be a miss. What’s a few thousand bucks if it meant my peace of mind. Haha.
And we’re also done with our invitation layout! I did the whole thing, and the only thing that’s undone are the names of our principal sponsors (yes, we don’t have a complete list yet haha). The rest of the entourage are final already. Our invitation is very simple, made from MS Word, and will be printed at home. I wanted it to look like very laid back, a little rustic but not too much, simple and dainty, and I hope I did just that. I probably will be posting our invitation here once our sponsors names are complete.
I also will be having my first gown fitting this Saturday, yey! I am very excited. I’m not sure yet if I’ll have Dan come with us but, bahala na. I am excited!!! Although my body is not wedding-gown-ready, I know my heart is, chozz!
By the way, our new photographer is Efjay De Leon, and our videographer is Marco Magdaluyo of Photo Edge Designs. And for the nth time (and surely the last), I revised our wedding monogram! Click on the The Carrs tab up there.
Til next update!