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and then there was a wedding to plan.

Just when I started realizing how 2011 was already becoming packed with fun stuff, I got a new fun little task for the year. Plan a wedding! Yup, I got engaged and am now wearing this beautiful sparkler on my finger (squeeee!):

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I’m amazingly excited and in love and just so, so happy. Plus, I can’t believe what an awesome job Chris did picking out my ring. OK, I believe it because he is pretty awesome, but I love it more than I ever thought I’d love a ring :)

I’ve never really been one of those girls who grew up planning my wedding. In fact, I go through phases of “big weddings are such a waste of money, ugh” and “omg can’t wait to plan our big, amazing wedding!!” So, this whole process will be interesting. I’m not much of a DIYer (my artistic gene is missing), but I might try to get into it some, considering we’ll probably have plenty of time. And the one thing I know is that we want the wedding to be totally 100% personalized to us.

I think it’s funny that the second I told people we got engaged, they asked 1) when will your wedding be?! and 2) where will your wedding be?! Answers? No clue! I mean, we’re both fairly certain that we want a Boston wedding, but other than that, absolutely everything is up in the air. I would probably die to get married in the Boston Public Library, but I’m pretty sure the price tag on that is outrageous. I have a few place I know I want to look at, but everything is pretty much up in the air right now.

In any event, I’m totally excited to start researching, checking out venues, and all that fun wedding stuff.

But for now, I need a good wedding planner/organizer! I tend to be a huge spazzy mess when planning things (especially when planning lasts a year+), so I need a way to keep VERY organized. Thoughts? Here are the ones choosing between:

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(The Knot Ultimate Wedding Planner)

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(Martha Stewart’s Keepsake Wedding Planner)

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(The Complete Wedding Planner and Organizer)

Obviously I’m leaning toward the Martha Stewart one, but would love to hear any thoughts.

And wedding planning… Go!

2 Responses to “and then there was a wedding to plan.”

  1. Susan Says:

    YAY! I’m so happy for you. I would definitely also buy one of those accordion folders that you can take around with you. I found it helpful for things like receipts, contracts, etc. I had one of those corny ones from David’s Bridal because it was on sale for like 8 bucks, but anyone will do!

  2. Vanessa Says:

    CONGRATS!!!! You DEF need the Martha planner!!! That’s my vote. I can’t wait to see all your wedding planning details! So much fun!

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