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Thursday, August 16, 2012

First of all, hello to all my new fabulous followers! :)

Second, wow, has this week just flown by! I can't believe it is Thursday already! Where did the week go? I've been pretty swamped at work this week -- our department has been really behind because of so many people leaving the company recently.

Anyway, I spent the weekend up at Barry's parents. His cousin was having a birthday party that we had to attend. We went up early and all went up to the Casino in Ajax. Let me just say, I do not have any luck when it comes to Casinos or gambling of any kind. Zero luck. So, we took $100 each, that was it. I was on my very last spin on a nickel machine when I won $400 - yes! Barry ended up losing his $100, so we were only up $200, but still. I've never left a casino actually UP money! Which is why I don't want to go again anytime soon!

Other then that, I have been working on jewelry orders and making wedding plans - which I find to be stressful already!

I used to watch that show Four Weddings and be amazed at the kind of money people spend on weddings. I always in the mind frame of -- that is a down payment on a house, people! Are you crazy?! - Well, I am now realizing how not-crazy those people were. Weddings are crazy expensive! My plan of a small backyard wedding ceremony/reception is still going to cost a pretty penny. Right now, I am looking into venues, as well -- I'm thinking now it might even be cheaper to have the ceremony/reception somewhere because that means we won't have to rent chairs, tables, linens, everything, that we would need for a backyard wedding.

It is all so confusing. I am very decisive as it is, this wedding planning is going to drive me crazy!

Well, it's only been about a week and I have already researched venues, caterers, rentals, disc jockeys, flowers, decorations, wedding cakes, photographers, etc. I haven't decided on any 1 thing yet. However, I do have my wedding dress and bridesmaid dresses picked out -- Just not placing the order for a little while. We have also come up with our guest list, only 55 people, and I figure only 45-50 will actually come, but we will plan for 55 right now while getting estimates and things.

I have a feeling once I settle on a venue, or stick with the backyard idea - then everything will come together at that point. At least, I hope it will a little bit!


  1. I was amazed by how expensive weddings are when I planned my own last year, and mine was inexpensive compared to most! Hopefully everything will just come together for you. I found that having our wedding and reception at the same location saved a lot of money and travel, plus the location was a restaurant so I didn't have to worry about finding a caterer. Enjoy the process, it goes by so quickly!

  2. Congrats on winning at the casino!

    Weddings are definitely so expensive! My advice for wedding planning is to plan just 1 detail at a time or you'll get overwhelmed. You don't need to decide on everything at all once :) I'm a new follower!

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  3. New follower saying hii :)

    I cant even imagine the stress wedding planning must bring!


  4. Just dropping by from Blogging Buddies - and to wish you luck with your wedding preparations. Intend to follow you once I've done this comment. Hope you'll return the favour at We'd all love to have you comment too!

    All the best. Isobel

  5. Stopping by from the life of a not so ordinary wife sponsor chalkboard post. Congrats. On your upcoming wedding! New follower

  6. Wedding planning is always so stressful!! LOVE the back yard idea! Hope your have the best time planning!



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