Now there is less than three months until our wedding I am starting to get a bit stressed. To follow on from my blog post last week, we have left things until quite late on to get organised. So this past week, we have managed to send our ‘Save the Dates’. As a money saver and also because I am a bit of a geek we decided to send these by email. We are also sending the actual invitations by email too.
I know some people may be a bit shocked at that, but it does save a huge chunk of money and also time, which is really precious to us at the moment. According to my bridal research we are supposed to send our invitations out this week! Our jobs list for last week was;
- Write invitations
- Send invitations
- Write and send postal invitations (for people who don’t have access to email)
- Call the Registrar (I am sure I booked this at the same time as booking the ceremony at the Town Hall, but so much has happened since then I am not sure where we are up to with payments and licenses etc)
- Book the DJ
- Book the Bar
- Hire Toilets and Generator
I have just thought of a million other things whilst writing that list, but for fear of overwhelming myself, I might just try and concentrate on one small bunch of jobs at a time.
Luckily Samantha at All About Me has put me in touch with a great DJ and the perfect choice to provide our bar. Paul runs a company called Double Decker Bar – www.doubledeckerbar.com and will bring along all of the required drinks for the reception. We have met with him and he is happy to provide pretty much whatever drinks we request and he also provides the glasses and all of the staff. He even has wireless card payment facilities which is a huge bonus. As we are in the middle of a field I was worried I would have to ask everyone to bring cash with them, but Paul has assured us that he is happy to take card payments. Yay! Oh and we aren’t actually expecting people to go out to the Bus to get their drinks. As it may well be quite chilly on the day, Paul is bringing the bar inside the tipis. Anyone who is brave enough to go on the bus is welcome to do so as it will be parked just outside.
As for the DJ, we have chosen a very smart looking bloke called Andy Murphy. www.andymurphydj.co.uk. Again he comes highly recommended by All About Me and has worked with them on several occasions so he is the perfect choice for a DJ who knows the acoustic requirements of a tipi. We have got to get our music choices to him soon, but again, he seems really relaxed and flexible.
The toilet hire and generator have come from the same place at www.blueloos.com. They were really quick at getting back to us and Donna from their team has been really helpful in helping us to understand what we will need.
It has been a productive week but there is still a long way to go. Haven’t managed to get the invitations sent which is quite important as Sam keeps reminding me! So I had better get on with it…