Honeymoon Dreaming

Two days after our wedding, Billy and I will be here - Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa on the Island of Honolulu. The Palumbos gave us their Disney Vacation Club points so we can go. I'm so excited and right now that lazy river looks amazing right now!

If you want to make our honeymoon even more special check out our honeymoon registry. ;)

Posted by Darcy January 5, 2011 10:08 pm


Decision Fatigue

I really thought that I would enjoy planning my wedding.  I'm very organized and I like the details of an event and, even better yet, I'm planning a dope party for my awesome friends and family to celebrate the love that Billy and I share.  What could be better?

While some parts have been fun so far -- finding thee most incredible wedding dress with my mom and Molly (and Morgan via messaging), eating the cake, designing the save the date -- it's mostly been pretty overwhelming.

First, I think there is so much pressure  -- you're only going to have this one wedding ever (well, that's the idea, right?), so you better make it a really good one.  I know that it's my wedding and I want it to reflect us, as a couple, but I want everyone to be comfortable and happy.  Wanting to please everyone or most everyone is something that is a concern for me.

I think another part of the problem is the internet.  It's filled with blogs and websites of real weddings.  What's out happening in the wedding world is very apparent.  And I'm pinning away what I see.  I want to have a cute wedding that's DIY, vintage, etc., but the options are overwhelming.  What kind of menu do I want? Will these decorations be trendy/cute enough? What song will play when I'm walking down the aisle?  The decisions to be made are endless.

I am suffering from decision fatigue.  I didn't know decision fatigue was an actual thing until I read this post from A Practical Wedding (another blog).  It was written about recently in the New York Times which called wedding planning, "a ritual that seems to be the decision-fatigue equivalent of Hell Week."

The APW blogger explains my feelings exactly.

And then it hit me. When I woke up this morning—the best time to make decisions, according to the article—I thought about this whole to-do, these months of "this or that," "for a small upgrade you can get this," and "well if we invite him then we have to invite her." And I realized that the hardest decision of all—or I should say, the most significant one—has already been made. I picked him, and low and behold! He picked me. The rest, if you ask me, decision fatigue and all, is small potatoes. Fried or mashed—don't ask me—they both sound great.

And so I sat down with our long list of menu choices and asked, do I want people to leave this wedding saying, "Wow. That food was incredible and inventive and original!"?

Or do I want them to leave saying, "Wow. Those two people sure do love each other."

And it turns out that decision wasn't so hard after all.

Our wedding is 8 months and four days away and there are a lot more decisions to be made. I'm going to use this information as we continue to plan our wedding.  I still really do want to have an adorable wedding with good food, pretty tablescapes and nice lighting, but all that really matters to me, truthfully, is that at the end of it Billy and I are married and our friends and family were there to celebrate with us.

Posted by Darcy September 15, 2011 3:32 pm

Ready When You Are, Raoul

Hi, Billy here. So as you probably know, Darcy and I have secured the main vendors for our wedding date, which means it is a go for May 19, 2012. But there are still some details we have to work out.

As a man, the most important detail is a tie. I want to keep with our colors of blue and yellow, and I'd been thinking I would just wear a checkered or striped necktie. But it recently occurred to me that I could wear a bow tie. I don't have any experience with bow ties, outside of the pasta. It was then that I realized that the answer for what tie to wear was right in front of me the whole time; it was so obvious, I can't believe I missed it.

So if anyone sees a bow tie like this one, please let me know so I can buy it.
Don't worry, I won't wear the overalls. Maybe the gloves, though.

*Also keep in mind that it doesn't have to be over-sized. Roger is only like two and a half feet tall, so that's probably a regular-sized bow tie that just doesn't fit him well.

Posted by Billy August 31, 2011 3:38 pm

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A Trip to The D: Dress, Dessert, and Deposits

Wedding plans are really on the way! Billy and I went to Michigan last weekend to start the wedding plans and with the the help of family, we got a lot done.  But first, we saw my cutest niece and nephew Charlotte Annabelle and Jackson Matthew.

The Cutest Babes

We arrived on Friday night.  My mom picked us up at the airport and we went right to the Motor City Casino.  After gobbling up some buffet food (Billy ate a Ron Swanson plate of meat) we went to gamble.  I put in $2 and left with $44.  Let's just say, Billy didn't have quite as much luck as I did.

On Saturday, we went to Molly's house to drop off (Uncle) Billy to play with the babies while the ladies went to search for wedding dresses.  I don't want to say too much about it, but the process was pretty much painless (aside from what I called the J.Lo dress.. yikes) and I am in love with my dress.  Molly was a pro at helping me try on dresses and I knew it was the one when my mom started to cry and Morg exclaimed via text, "It's perfect!"

On Sunday, we went to Granny's house for a cook-out to celebrate Auntie Sarah's birthday.  We took a quick detour to Telly's where Auntie Sarah helped us pick out some flowers for the yard.  She got a good idea of what kind of things we liked and we're sure she'll do an amazing job!  While at Granny's Billy did a rough measurement to see how big of tent we could fit back there.

Monday and Tuesday was a whirlwind of meeting with vendors.  We meet with four caterers, saw six potential hotels to block out for  guests, put a deposit down on a tent and tables, got some items for centerpieces and tried some cakes.

We met a lot of people who provided a wide variety of services and are still working now to hash out the details with everything.

The cake that we are going with is really delicious and I really look forward to eating it on my wedding day.  We didn't try any of the caterers' food, but hopefully we will make it back to Michigan at least one time before the wedding, so we can try it.

It was a very productive trip, but we managed to sneak in going to a Tiger's game and hanging out with Helen Lee in the D.

We still have a lot to do and figure out, but this was a good trip to get things going and I think we finally have some key decisions made.  Thanks to my mom, Granny, Nick, Molly, Jack, Charlie, Auntie Sarah, Morg, and Momma Palumbo for helping and supporting us on our trip!

P.S. Did you see our gift registries are up? :)

Posted by Darcy July 5, 2011 11:40 pm

Engagement Photos and Save the Date Video


Thank You

Thank you to all of those who are making this wedding possible. Billy and Darcy would like to thank Darcy's Granny, Ruth Pohutsky, for letting them use her home for their wedding. They would also like to thank their parents and their bridal party for being the best ever. Love you!

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