- Ms. Vanilla Bean
- 6 years ago
- Wedding: April 2012
I am back on the boards after changing from another username that was a little too close to my actual name. There were a LOT of technical difficulties and the fabulous Cathleya/Mrs. Penguin and her tech team spent several hours today helping me out! It was really touching to see such a prompt response and truly makes me feel part of an intimate community. So thank you!
A little about me:
I live in San Francisco but am getting married at a museum down in LA over Memorial Day weekend. I lost my mother when I was young and my sister is living abroad so I have very little help from my family for the wedding. My fiance’s family lives in Northern California and his mother is disabled, so very little help from his side as well. We had to fire our first wedding planner after she did no work over the course of seven months (but ran off with our deposit… that’s a story for another post though!).
We now have a new planner who is amazing and has literally been there day or night for us. Although we essentially started over three months before our wedding, it has finally turned into an enjoyable experience! And I have you guys to thank because I posted on here about my experience with the old planner and literally everyone who responded encouraged me to fire her and cut my losses. So thank you!
Our venue is very DIY – we literally have to build it from the ground up. So it’s been a lot of work, but at the same time I love that I can control exactly how our day will be. We are having a formal evening wedding (no children) with very neutral colors (whites, creams, champagnes) with small accents of dark red throughout.
For those who are throwing a wedding together in a short time frame, what is the best piece of advice you have been given or would give?
Looking forward to participating on the boards here! 🙂