I don't know about anyone else but when we got engaged I recognise d that there was 4 things that needed to be organised almost straight away and then we could organise the rest around them.
T he First thing was to have an idea about the date we preferred for our big day. I found I was pretty flexible with the date as long as the time of year was right and we decided on March. March in Sydney is generally very pleasant. The extreme heat of January and February tends to have past, but we still have long warm summery days. There's less chance of rain in March than in Spring which is a little more tumultuous and famous for it's beautiful storms.
T he next thing was to find an appropriate Reception venue. Once this was found we could lock in our dates. I only have a few demands. One was that it must suit the formality of the occasion. Two that it must allow for fun. Three was water views. This is Sydney after all!
T he third thing to organise straight away is our ceremony location and celebrant. This was the easiest thing of all of them for me because I had our location and celebrant picked for years!
T he final thing to organise straight away is the photographer and videographer. These people are so important because they are the ones that are going to immortalise each and every moment you so meticulously plan.
S o how did I do?
Date – Tick 5th March 2011. Originally chosen because it ties in with the Victorian Long weekend which is where many of our guests are travelling from. Only I figured out just this evening that the long weekend is the weekend after. Oops.
Reception Venue – Tick, after looking at many locations (I'll write a separate post) we finally settled on The Blue Room Sydney Harbour which is a glass boat that will cruise up and down Sydney Harbour for the evening with us and our guests on board.
C elebrant – Tick, My father will be marrying us which is a family tradition from his side. My Grandfather married my parents and my Great Grandfather married my Grandparents. I love tradition so this was an easy one.
C eremony – Tick, Jason took me to a lookout once early in our relationship and I decided it was a most magical place and pictured us getting married there one day. So all that was left was to call National Parks and Wildlife and organise our permit.
V ideographer – Tick, Two fabulous friends Mark and Janita are highly skilled behind a video camera and in front of an editing suite. We were lucky enough to be involved in their wedding and had our cameras there and when we asked they were more than happy to return the favour. I am so excited!
P hotographer – errr Nope. I have failed miserably on this one. It's a work in progress. I'll get back to you.
♥ Jadey xx