Mar 31

Finally.

The favors and flower arrangements are done.

Mar 24
A dream come true!
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So in line with our wedding on a budget theme, we had originally decided to NOT go on a honeymoon right after the wedding. The fact that we had lots of out of town guests flying in and staying, had us believing that was the best decision all around.

But then I got an email…..from the happiest place on earth with a really good offer.  So yes, we are going to Disney World for our honeymoon!


We will get to wear “Just Married” pins. Yay!

So how were we able to get a good deal? Last year we went to Disney with some friends and were able to cash in on the “free dining” promotion. I did the math and by paying just a little more we could get 10 day park passes with no expiration. Once you pass that 3-4 day mark, the price for additional days is really small. We didn’t think we’d use them again so soon.

But Disney’s email offered us free dining again! So how is this better than before? Well, your dining is tied to your hotel so by booking the on-site hotel and buying just 1 single ticket per person, we were able to get the dining deal for all of our nights of stay. Lets face it, the costly part of disney is 1) tickets (we already have) and 2) dining (we’re getting free). So for just about $800.00 we will be enjoying the nice sun in Disney for our Honeymoon for 5 nights, 6 days. The best part is that it will be during the first of the Star Wars Weekends for 2010. So my geeky Brian can experience that! Yay!

Mar 22

A long awaited package arrived today which contains one of our last pieces of clothing: our Ao Dais!

We will wear these during the tea ceremony prior to the wedding, and, we will be wearing these at least part of the time during our upcoming photo shoot.

Enjoy!  Or laugh…

Mar 21
Favors
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More progress is being made as Brian And I have been working on our favors today. We wanted our favors to be something that folks can keep forever and even customize if they want to. Candy is a hit for kids but not always for adults.

I can’t post what it is yet but look how pretty they are lined up.

Mar 4
sleeping on a roof
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So Brian and I have started to enjoy watching wedding shows. Appropiate, right?

So one show in particular highlighted a Viet girl about to marry a white guy! Perfect! That is us. Sort of.

She was so cheap! I am not that bad. 1) She didn’t want to get hotel rooms for her family so she had them sleeping in tents on her roof. 2) She was too cheap to get rental cars or a nice bus, she rented a school bus for her family to ride in. And she picked the short bus to save 50 bucks. *sigh*

Well, I was at least going to get a hotel room for everyone. But we found even better! A vacation home! I have to admit that last year when I thought about buying a house and my sister in law told me to convert the old one into a vacation home. I thought to myself…who would stay at my house. Then I found out that the Atlanta area has a lot of vacation homes! One in particular is just a few blocks away from home. The groom’s family will be staying there. No sleeping on the roof for them. I can’t treat future family like that. :-)

Out of town friends however will be at a local hotel.