Thursday, July 30, 2009

Oh, Happy Day....

I had a terrible start to the week with losing my cat and all, but I must has been an incredible day.

Last night we met with the rental company and picked out our canopies, tables, chairs, linens, china, stemware, etc and it was so much fun. Seeing everything in real life finally made all this seem real. But, the best part about it was that our rental costs came in about $3,000 less than what I had intended it to be....CHA CHING!!

Then today the DJ company called me back and oh, what a story this is. I'll try to give you the short version in hope that I won't confuse you too much. Well, the owner of the DJ company called me today and he began the conversation by asking about our wedding/ceremony, the atmosphere, the theme, what we were looking for, what was our vision, etc. He has 12 disc jockeys and he wanted to make sure that we were matched up with someone who fit our needs and personality. When he told me the name of the person we were matched with I couldn't believe it. We were matched up with someone I know......what a small world!!

Back in the day, (when we used to not have a care in the world, when we didn't need to be in bed before 10pm in order to function the next day, when we didn't have house payments or husbands, when traveling to see good friends and listen to great bands wasn't so expensive or tiring, when sleeping on the floor of your friends apartment only seemed natural, etc) we used to follow this band called Oregon Dreamchild (they are awesome). Well, to make a long story short (as I said I would do in the first place) one of my girlfriends and her boyfriend (at the time) stayed in touch with the lead singer, Rich. He actually played at her wedding this past year and oh, what a great time we all had. Well, Rich is the "match" that the owner of the DJ company set us up with. I couldn't be more excited.

I also got in touch with the caterer today that we would love to use, and he was such an awesome guy. He had a great personality and boy oh boy is he giving us a great deal! Next week is our tasting so I'm excited. If we decide to go with his company we are going to save about $1,000 versus using his competitor. Another CHA CHING!!

We are not doing a wedding cake, but instead using cupcakes. I am 100% sure that I want to use one of the local bakeries (regardless of the cost, which we will discuss in a second). They are amazing and I don't think anyone around could compete as far as flavor. Well, I call them today to set up an appt. to discuss what we want, but they aren't accepting any orders for 2010 until January....bummer! I will be sure to be the first one on their doorstep in order to make sure that my wedding day is reserved. Now, back to the cost....I am saving over $3 per person by doing cupcakes instead of cake.....CHA CHING!

Well, that's all I have for today......


Non Sequitur Chica said...

Yeah! I love saving money!!

Abbie said...

I love finding ways to save money! Awesome!!