Wednesday, July 14, 2010

My Big News!!!!!! PT1

First of all, thanks al you lovely ladies for your congratulations. For those of you who've been following for a little while, you'll remember that I told you about my employment issues or lack thereof and that we had decided to downgrade our wedding. A bit.

The plan was to have a civil ceremony and then a reception later. So our reception was planned for August 7th, our original wedding date and invites were sent out stating that there'd been a slight change to the plans. I won 100 postcards  for hosting a giveaway and used them to indicate the change in plans. The invitation wording basically announced our marriage and gave the details for the reception.
If you click on the image maybe you can read the wording. If you can't, it goes like this
Our names
are happy to announce our marriage and
invite you to join us to celebrate the beginning of our life
together at a cocktail reception
Saturday, August seventh two thousand and ten
Seven o'clock in the evening

Name of the place and address

So everything about the reception remains the same but we won't have an official ceremony before. Mr. Muscle's cousin who's a pastor in training will say a few words before the "partay" starts. So our plans really aren't changing that much we're still taking pictures in the same park that we would have been married in.

I'm sure some of you are thinking if we're going to do all that, why not just have a ceremony, well after all was said and done we would be paying almost $1000 for the ceremony with rentals, officiant fee, travel costs etc. so we just boycotted the whole idea. We went to City Hall in Manhattan and just did the deed. Stay tuned for part 2. Actually doing the deed.

Don't worry, I won't leave you hanging it'll be right after.



  1. Having the ceremony in front of everyone is quite special. Our ceremony venue fee was 1k plus but it really was worth it to share that. That being said, you have to do what you have to do. Being a bride on a budget requires give and take as you already know so you just do what you can do. Congrats on being a married woman! I don't think I said that on your last post 'cause I couldn't figure out what was goin' on!!

  2. Good for you guys! All that matters is that you are married and that you did it in a way that you both wanted. Congrats again!

  3. Hey, you gotta do what you gotta do! As long as YOU are happy, I'll totally give you two thumbs up!

    Congrats again!!

  4. Aw, cute. Love how you're doing things your own way, and not letting anything deter you. Congrats!!

  5. Love it! I hope you took pictures and I'm glad you're gonna have photos taken in the park still. It'll make for some awesome shots. I love those steps! :)

  6. Awwww.....congratulations! As long as you still get to celebrate with friends and family on Aug. 7th! I think it's sweet..... =)


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