Lately, all my free time has been dedicated to setting up appointments and visitng venues. You’d think that since it’s almost been one year since our baat pakki/engagement, I’d have everything down and know exactly where I was getting married, right? Wrong. The more time you have, the more options you can look at – atleast for someone like me.
My wedding spreadsheet is isane ; I have a list of approximately 130 venues – which I have thankfully narrowed down by eliminating the crazy expensive and plain ol’ ugly ones. Btw girls, spreadsheets are a brides best friend – colour coded columns/rows, tabs, filters… seriously, it just makes life easier. Even narrowing down the list was tough; there’s the constant battle between “this is SO expensive” and “but this is THE biggest day of our lives.” It’s hard, but ultimately, it IS one day – it’s the people that make the wedding fun and memorable (okay, maybe a little bit of the decor and venue too).
Last weekend we met 3 vendors – one of whom really annoyed me (more on that in a different post) with the lack of customer service skills. The weekend coming up, we have 6 back-to-back appointments and we might try to squeeze in 2 more. We’re insane, I know.
I must say, Nouman is extremely helpful when it comes to wedding stuff… really! Most grooms-to-be don’t really care about the planning aspect and leave it up to their fiances but Nouman has been great (Alhamdulilah). He rolls his eyes endlessly everytime I mention anything wedding and tells me not to stress out but he actually cares about the wedding, you know what I mean? He listens to all my crazy decor ideas, goes along to meet any vendor I suggest and he even tried helping me with setting up venue appointments yesterday! That didn’t work out too well; he got confused and ended up saying “how do you do all this?” (just what I wanted to hear).
But in all seriousness, he has been great Alhamdulilah.