Thursday, April 2, 2009

Stuff so far.

I always said I worked best under a tight deadline. Every essay I wrote the day it was due always came back with at least a 90.

  • So far I've got a photographer, verbally booked, just waiting for her to send over a contract.

  • Our reception venue contract signed, dollars deposited.

  • I've decided what I'm going to do for the few invitations we are sending out. I'm not sure how many people know what linocut prints are but it's one of the art mediums I can honestly brag about being somewhat good at. Limited edition prints as invitations!

  • Made a short list of ceremony sites that we are interested in.

  • Talked about favors.

Ok so we should probably book an officiant. That's probably the biggest thing that's missing right now. I mean we could get married in any old outfits but you need an officiant to make it all legal. How do you pick a stranger to perform a life changing ceremony? My number one choice would be a friend, but here in Ontario you cannot get a quick internet ordainment. Nope it has to be a recognized member of clergy or a justice of peace. At least that's my understanding from all the things I have read on government sites. Sure there's all sorts of people to choose from but it's all a bit like speed dating. It's easy to like someone based on a conversation where they are trying to sell themselves. I've heard horror stories of officiants not remembering names, showing up drunk, deviating from the script. I just want something simple, meaningful where we say our vows, exchange rings and kiss. I don't even understand why we need an officiant once we have a marriage license!


The Professional Bridesmaid said...

Wow. You've been productive! Can you get married before/after at city hall and then have your friend 'marry' you? Or you prefer to just get it all done in one shot?

Brandy said...

yeah I thought about that, but definately want to get it done in one shot. Plus Toronto City Hall chambers needs a serious overhaul. I think they should call Colin and Justin. It just looks too much like my office!

CheapAndEasy said...

Wow, I'm impressed! You know what I did this week? Stressed. Well ok, that's not all. I did confirm our date with the venue & set up a time next weekend to go put down the deposit.

Next up - photographer. I kinda forgot about that officiant thing.

august15bride said...

I'm not sure how it works up there, but my fiance became a notary so he could marry our friends. That might work!

The Professional Bridesmaid said...

lol. you're right, City Hall chambers need Colin and Justin.