Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Date decided

Just to let you know. We have decided a date for the wedding. It is so exciting and it feels like things are starting to get real. Nerves! =)

We have booked the church and the castle for the 14th of August 2010.
Still a lot can change and we still need to find the money to support this wedding, but the plans are getting really real.

Both I and my fiancé are excited and both spend time searching for information and talking about wedding details. I don't know about him, but my hardest time is to not tell everyone I meet about our plans. At the moment is it just his parents and brother and his wife and my parents who know. None of our friends are aware of it... yet.

I know we have to send out save the date cards soon, because our friends are living a very hectic life and need to be told asap so they can stop planning for something else on this date. Just need to set the budget (or find the way to fulfill the budget...)
I have started to look for designs for the invitations (I'll try to do them myself) but am struggling with the color theme. I know I'll have some dress with color in it but not what color. I have some clues though...

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Looking for a church

Today have we been around looking for churches in the vicinity of my fiancé's hometown. The one closes to the place we want to have the reception is a big church in stone and pretty ordinary looking for a Swedish church. I think it is kind of boring and way too big for our 'small' wedding.

After that church we drove some miles to a lovely small stone church close to the sea and with a lovely old architecture. I'm sooo in love.
It was a pity the church wasn't open, so we could only look from the outside, but my fiancé has been inside many times and he thinks it is just the right size and very beautiful.
Here are some pictures from the outside:

The bell tower:

From across the bay:

Now we need to contact the parish to see if they allow us to wed in the church and when it is free. Then we need to contact the owners of the castle where we want to have the reception.
Yes, we hope to be on a castle =)
Here are some borrowed photos:

Sunday, September 13, 2009

We are getting married

Yes, it is true!

My fiancé and I have decided to get married. We did engage in June and since we want a summer wedding, and don't want to wait too long, we have decided to go for August 2010.

We have already started to put together the invitation list and pulling together a budget. Both of these things are essential to the planning and very tightly connected. Many guests requires a huge budget and to be straight forward that is something we can't pull off.

At the moment are we looking at about 70 guests and a budget between 100 000 and 150 000 Swedish crowns (10 000-15 000 $). That is not including the honeymoon. I know, it is a lot of money! I hope to be doing some parts myself to keep the costs down.

We have already started to look at a church and where to have the reception. We have two alternatives, either in my hometown (where we also live at the moment) or my fiancé's hometown. Both are small, lovely rural towns close to the sea.
It is pros and cons with both of them, but as it looks at the moment my fiancé's hometown has most pros.

In a couple of weeks will we go there to visit his family and have a look at the churches in the area and where to have the reception.