Hey there fellow Septemeber 29, 2012 bees! Less than a year away now!
My Fiance and I are from the South (me, Louisiana, him Arkansas), so we are so excited to be having a Southern style wedding in New Orleans. We picked the Southern Oaks Plantation. The ceremony will be on the front lawn under a lawn under a huge Oak tree and the reception will be inside the plantation in their grand ballroom.
I thought I was super on top of things and everyone freaks out when I tell them what I have done, but it’s mainly because I have a trial starting next week and I won’t even be able to think wedding for a couple of months. So far we have: venue/ceremony (which includes catering, DJ, and some flowers), officiant, wedding dress, photographer, wedding cake, engagement pictures.
We still need: so much! but what comes to mind is: lodging, honeymoon, florist, invites, save the dates, decorations, favors, tuxes, transportation, and we have to plan the rehearsal dinner. Phew. If anyone has any advice for those, or where to have a rehearsal dinner in New Orleans, let me know!
I’m planning to go with a mardi gras theme and have the BM’s wear dark purple dresses and incorporate the green and yellow into flowers, decorations, etc, but I’m still working on that and am struggling with keeping it looking classy and not cheesy Mardi Gras. Sadly, I’m planning this all the way from San Francisco and have zero time, so no real time for a lot of DIY 🙁
Good Luck to everyone in their planning! we’re looking forward to our engagement party this weekend (also planned by us:) !