Noah and I discussed some wedding possibilities in a serious manner for the first time this weekend. I think I have my bridal party set (I never really thought about the difficulties of picking women in my life who mean a lot to me, there are friends I've known for a long time and some that I just met and clicked with instantly). It's a lot of fun to think about but can be hard to find a balance.
We also talked about possible localities for the ceremony and one that popped up this time was a destination wedding in, wait for it....... the Outer Banks.
As we'll be fresh graduates from grad school we'll be very low on money and we haven't talked to parents about any budget issues yet (yeah, needs to be done). I've been looking up packages/caterers/photographers and the like for the past couple of days just to see what's available down South and I'll admit that I like what I'm seeing.
There's a site that's been helpful in finding tools, the Outer Banks Wedding Association, and it has photos from weddings in 2010, a list of vendors, and a magazine with suggestions and tons of photos.
TheKnot has also been an invaluable tool in finding reception, ceremony, and decor ideas. I've found myself dreaming about weddings this week, too bad planning them is a bit trickier than just thinking of them and the possibilities.
Would you consider a beach wedding? I like the casual atmosphere (no shoes! outdoors!) but Noah can still have his traditional wedding. It seems like a good combo for us. We'll see!
Sorry today is a little picture heavy, but I love the colors and brightness of beach weddings! Don't you?
What do you think about destination weddings? Have you been to one?
Any ideas about how to get guests there? We also probably need to limit the guest list because we have a lot of mutual friends, especially through the church I grew up in, and while it'd be nice to have them at the wedding I think I prefer a smaller family and close friends type of wedding.