Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Wedding Prep

So we took the plunge. We are doing this!

I took a moment and a deep breath and promise myself that I am not going to be obsessed with having too high an expectation on having a grandeur wedding reception, it should be simple and intimate. Planning for the reception should not be something that takes away sleeping time and creates yet another monster. Ultimately, I want us to focus more on the marriage preparation (and ceremony).

So to kick off, I have done a couple of preliminary things.

-Date and place

I have just emailed an old friend at St. Mary's with a picture of fiance and I to announce our engagement. She is the secretary. She then directed me to contact the new associate pastor. I drafted an introductory email to him. I am having a good vibe with the Father after reading his bio. My first choice for a wedding mass celebrant was Fr. Mike Sis, but it seems that arranging all of our schedules together will be leaning towards the impossible.

We are leaning toward a March-April 2010 timeline. Of course, it all depends on the church.

Edited to add: We might change city venue to San Antonio, TX instead of College Station, TX. This seems to be a good solution to help us with planning and for the convenience of flying in out-of-town guests. My sister and brother won't be living in CS anymore when we will have our wedding, which takes out convenience out of planning. Bibi's sister and mother live in San Antonio and thus we will be able to ask for their assistance with the wedding.

Finally, check out our wedding planning blog for an idea of how far we are in preparation.


My sister called with a good news on Sunday. I have just consulted a certain tax estimator today. What I found from both is that we might have more chunk for our wedding budget. Bibi and I need to talk more about the whole thing.

-Support (emotional and otherwise)

I am pledging the full support of the fantastic Andas, Bu Didi, Donna and Megan. So girls, help me organizing this budget friendly wedding. I love you all.

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