Here are a few of the remaining items-
- Send April Foster of April Foster Events the lay out for our programs and escort cards (hopefully will be done by Thursday).
- Download all of the music for the wedding ceremony (we are no longer having an organist....see story below for explanation)
- Finish wedding day time line (don't worry Stephanie, I think I have this done)
- Work on seating chart (ugh.....the vain of my existence)
- Finalize the day after brunch
- Figure out transportation from the reception to the hotel after the wedding is over
- Scope out potential photo locations (recommendations welcomed if you are familiar with Indy)
Now on to my ceremony music dilemma! We were told in the beginning that we had to use an organist provided by our venue (side note: the venue never even offered pre-recorded music as an option). No problem!
Well, the organist contacted me. He was very nice on the phone and sent me a list of common songs used for weddings (very thoughtful, right?!?). I went through the list and kept the things I liked and made changes to things I didn't like. I sent the list back to him and went on my merry way. A couple hours later I received a call from the organist. He freaked out on the phone and told me that he 'had never even heard of half of these songs before' and asked me where I had found them (and not in that happy, giddy freak out kind of way that you like to hear). I thought that the songs I had selected were pretty common. Trust me, I am definitely no music connoisseur! Then he got really nasty and told me that he refused to play a song while we lit the unity candle because it was a waste since it only takes 'like 2 seconds to light the candle.'
Once he calmed down I took a deep breath and told him.....'don't worry about it, we actually will not be requiring your services anymore.' CAN YOU BELIEVE I FIRED OUR ORGANIST 3 WEEKS BEFORE THE WEDDING?!? I called the event planner at the venue and told her about my predicament. She quickly chimed in and told me that I could either find my own organist or that I could use their sound system (never an option originally). If we used the sound system she would be sure to have someone on site to run the sound boards.
After the whole organist with his panties in a bunch fiasco I definitely chose the sound system! I love the fact that I can be even more selective of the music. I can choose between string quartets, brass ensembles, full symphony, etc without the price tag of hiring one! So, Apple iTunes and I will be spending some quality time this evening perusing through songs and drinking a beer (don't worry Stephanie, I won't have too many beers prior to going over the time line with you....lol). What a great Monday night! :-)
Did you have any issues with a vendor?!? How did you or your vendor resolve those issues?!?
And some pretty pictures to put a smile on your face since it is Monday!
I love the 'wow' factor and pop you get with the green! Photo via Jessica R Strickland Photography
This is one of the locations that I am considering for our wedding day pictures! The Canal has a lot of potential! What do you think?!? Photo via Jessica R. Strickland Photography
Have a great day!!!!