Wedding Planning - the Beginning

What a fun weekend. Started on Friday. Picked up my BFF EJ after work, we went shopping together and he had dinner with us. He also went with me to UPS where I picked up my newest baby - a new 70-200 lens for my camera. It is so impressive and I can't wait for my next photo shoot! So Friday was a good evening (after 5:00 of course!)

The bride (my daughter) was home for the weekend. It's our first wedding planning type weekend and I've already cried twice, just discussing it. Tears of joy people, tears of joy. I am the most non-crier type person ever so it's crazy I'm so emotional already. How on earth am I going to be the day of the weeding? My make up artist Yurim better use the most super-duper waterproof make up ever created that day. And I don't cry pretty - I definetly cry ugly. But this wedding planning is fun. It seems that almost everyone associated with planning a wedding is so nice. I am certain that is the key to succeeding in this ultra competive business.

Yesterday me, the bride (Desiree) and the mother of the groom (Diana) spent the day visiting venues. I am amazed how expensive it is to rent a room for one night. There are so many things to consider in addition to the price. How many can it sit? What comes with the venue? Can we have the ceremony there? Etc etc etc. It's kind of scary. It is so important, we have to make sure it's the best fit for us. If you have any advice for us we will gladly accept!