The Year of the Wedding

Happy 2012 everyone! I could not be more excited for the year ahead! It is officially our wedding year, I have some exciting life changes happening and I really think that this is going to be our year.

That said, now that it is the wedding year, there is a lot to do! Here’s what I have on my mind to take care of in the next couple of months:

Hotels: Blocking hotels has proven to be more challenging than I expected! It is high season in wine country, so it has become difficult to find a hotel that has amenities for our guests, a convenient location and a reasonable cost.

Sources: Santa Rosa Hyatt, Hotel La Rose

Flowers: Flowers are a project for my future mother-in-law and me, so we are going to be tackling finding a florist and flower inspiration soon.

Sources: 1, 2, 3, 4

Save the Dates: You probably saw some inspiration a few weeks ago, but Dan and I have been playing with all sorts of save the date ideas (we are designing our own). We are having the hardest time deciding which direction to go with. We have great engagement photos to use, and a great story to tell, which means too many ideas!

Sources: 1, 2, 3, 4

Cake Tasting: Something tells me this will be a fun one…

Sources: 1, 2, 3, 4

Guest List: We need to finalize our guest list. This is one task I’m not looking forward to as much. Any suggestions on the best way to tackle this task?

So, lots of fun ahead! Plus I have all sorts of DIY projects on my list. More on all of these projects, challenges and successes in the weeks ahead. Here’s to a fantastic 2012!