We knew from the very beginning that we didn’t want to hire a wedding planner. We are a young couple and money was a big factor that we had to consider when making our purchases.
Brianna: Not going to lie, I was SO nervous. You always see movies where the girls kind of take over everything and the guys want nothing to do with any of it. That was my expectation going into this whole wedding planning process.
I thought I was going to be making all the decisions alone.. but I was lucky enough to find a very artistic and creative guy, who loves planning with me!
It’s SO MUCH FUN! We have a blast together and surprisingly, we agree on everything!
If you decide to plan your wedding yourself, and choose against a wedding planner, like us. Please do yourself a favor, and go to Michael’s or any arts & craft store and purchase this planner (pictured on the left). It has helped us tremendously with appointments, special dates, specific times, and everything else! It even comes with some cute stickers to remind you of certain events!
Brianna: It probably comes as a surprise to most people, (considering this type of thing usually stresses people out…) that I have actually grown to really love wedding planning! I am hoping to eventually, (after our wedding) take a class to possibly do it for a living. I have had so much fun and continue to enjoy it more and more everyday!
We have decided on a beautiful location in Carmel Valley called, Wedgewood Carmel. It is absolutely gorgeous! They have been so awesome with helping us organize everything and we can’t thank them enough! Thankfully, our package comes with the venue, catering, ceremony, DJ, cake, and so much more.
The reception will be in a beautiful room surrounded by bay windows over looking the golf course.
We both love, love, love the beach and we knew from the very beginning that, no matter what city or town we got married in, we needed the ceremony to be on the beach.
With just a few short months left until our big day, we have almost everything checked off our to do list. With of course the exception of a few last min details.
We will make sure to keep everyone up to date, as the big day gets closer!
Thank you for living a day in the LIFE OF SAWDEY!
Matt & Brianna