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  1. Holiday coupon code from eShakti!

    Friday, November 22, 2013

    Hi all! Just a quick blog post to let you know about an offer eShakti is offering to my readers.

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  2. Wedding Wednesday: Why November?

    Monday, November 18, 2013

    I totally meant to post this two Wednesdays ago, but life got in the way! Sigh.

    Anyway, in a return to my Wedding Wednesday posts, I thought I would talk about why I am choosing to have my wedding in November - not a very busy time for weddings in Northern Alberta!  I don't know if everyone puts this much thought into their wedding date, but a) it's a pretty big day in your life and b) I wanted to make sure the timing was right. So here is my rationale...

    Not as busy
    Plus, Edmonton in winter is beautiful!
    It seems like there's always that year when everyone you know gets married between May and September and you're at a wedding every weekend. It's also the time of year when prices for wedding related stuff goes through the roof! By having our wedding in November, we've already saved some money on booking things. We've also booked things very early, meaning that we are guaranteed the date we picked (unless something beyond our control happens). The day itself is special to me (more on that later) so I really wanted to make sure it was available.

    That said, we know that there are some people who won't be able to make it because it's November. These days, November = Christmas, so some may not be able to afford it or take time off so close to the holidays, which is understandable.

    FDS (Farmer's Daughter Syndrome)
    I am a farmer's daughter through and through, and when it comes to farming, any day between May to September is pretty much off-limits. My parents already commit to a farm-free weekend in July for the Little Valley Jamboree, so I didn't want to ask them to take another weekend off for the wedding (and yes, there was plenty of talk about just getting married at the Jamboree, but we've picked Edmonton). November means harvest is over and done with, but it shouldn't be too wintery for travelling, outdoor photos, and the like. *knock on wood*

    Sentimental reasons
    This was taken the day after Grandpa and Grandma got married.
    Note the open-toed shoes! Mine are peep toes too.
    As you all know by now, I am a big fan of the 1940s and I am a big fan of Edmonton. Well an important tidbit of my family history happened in 1940s Edmonton - my maternal Grandparents got married! On November 7, 1944, to be exact. Our wedding will be 70 years + one day to their wedding date. The plus a day is simply because we wanted our wedding on a Saturday versus a Friday. Both of my grandparents on my mom's side have passed, so I thought this would be a neat way to honour them. We are also going to incorporate other family and their weddings into ours, so stay tuned!

    Did you have a rationale behind your wedding date, or did you just pick an open day at you dream venue?