Monday, February 23, 2009

Big Ticket Spending

This week is gonna be one of investments…wedding investments that is. First of all, I can’t believe how freaking expensive weddings are. I’ve been trying to make ours as affordable as possible, and it is still quite expensive. I guess if you look at the wedding day itself, perhaps we are doing good on the price of everything…but when you add in the bbq and brunch we want to have, the flights to the US from Chile, honeymoon flights & resort costs, plus travel and health insurance…we sure are spending a damn pretty penny. But I know it’ll be worth it.

We’ve gotten a great start on booking the big items--we have already put down the deposit for the caterer, cake, photographer, rental items and tent. This week, I’ve got to get the following done:

Put the deposit on our honeymoon & book travel insurance ($$$)
Order our invitations ($$)
Order our rings (we know which ones we want, so why wait?) ($$$$)
Order fabric for table squares ($)
Research health insurance & possible purchase it ($-$$)
Grand Total: $$$$$$

I also have to finish designing the address labels and putting in everyone’s addresses, then send them to get printed and cut. I’ll also have to order the envelopes, but I don’t think I’ll get to these two things until next week. See, this week is already quite crazy.

Tonight I’ve got a meeting with the travel agent to put down the deposit and discuss the travel insurance.

Tomorrow I will be leaving straight from work and going to Viña to see Juanes at the Festival Internacional de Viña del Mar!!! I am so pumped! It is going to be a long night and I know I’ll be dead on Wed. at work…but it’ll be worth it. Juanes is amazing en vivo (live). I was lucky enough to see him in April 2008 when he came to Denver. My mom and I loved the show!

Wednesday is Christian and my “month-versary”—almost one year married (next month will be 1 year). So we’re planning on going out to eat, but nothing fancy, just a normal dinner out. We are saving the fancy dinner for next month. (P.S. If you have any suggestions of nice restaurants in Santiago, please let me know! We’ve been to El Giratorio, which has good food, but I’d rather try some place new.)

Thursday we’ve booked massages at a place Heather recommended. I have been in need of a massage for over a month now. My back is full of knots and they are causing my injured leg lots of pain. Unfortunately this massage place was closed for two weeks for vacation (as was like everything in this city) and thus the massage has had to wait for quite some time. If it doesn’t end up helping my leg, I might have to go see a chiropractor.

And as I mentioned, in between all of these things, I will be taking care of our “investments” listed above.

Next week will be arts & crafts week as I have some wine corks just waiting for me to hot glue them together!


Mamacita Chilena said...

Zanzibar!!! Expensive, but REALLY good, especially for a special occasion, I think it's one of the best restaurants in Santiago.

Maeskizzle said...

Do you like Peruvian? If you do, you might like "aji seco". There are two in Santiago centro. Oh, if you like chorrillanas, I recommend "J.Cruz" on Bilbao. They serve a mean Borgoña as well. Or right near J.Cruz is "Bombay", an Indian Restaurant. It's not as pricey as Majestic, but it's just as good.

Have fun at the concert!

Emily said...

I like Akarana, the patio's especially nice on a summer night.

Pinch of Pancho's also good, especially if you're still craving gringo food :)

Anonymous said...

Cienfuegos is the best place in town.

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