About Marivic

Soon-to-be-Wed Blogger since June 2009. Administrative Specialist. I was born and raised in Washington State, and will be marrying the love of my life in beautiful Seattle, Washington.

Wedding Planning Breaks

Breaks and leaves of absence should not apply just to school and work, but major projects too – like planning your wedding!  This is a major lesson learned through the course of my planning so far. Given 14 months from engagement to wedding date, it gave me too much time to over think every detail.  [...]

Choosing a Photographer

As a bride-to-be with no experience in hiring photographers (except for the one I chose for my senior high school picture), the task of finding one to capture one of the most important days of my life seemed impossible.  There are so many photographers out there, where would we begin? At the advice of my [...]

Narrowing down colors


We’re an indecisive couple, and choosing colors or a theme for our wedding hasn’t been easy. One way that we’ve narrowed it down is visiting our wedding and reception sites with colors in mind. After visiting these sites, at least we’ve narrowed down what won’t work – colors that would clash with the decor or [...]

Save the Date… and your money!


Save the Dates–they’re not required, but would be a courteous gesture to your guests, especially for couples who hope to have out-of-towners attend, or are planning a destination wedding. So maybe you’re thinking that you’re already shelling out the cash for fancy invitations, or will be spending a lot of time on DIY invites, do [...]

Seattle-Area Reception Sites for 300 w/Free Parking


Possible reception sites that can accommodate 300 guests, have free parking and are reasonably priced. Venues listed: Spirit of Washington Event Center and University of Washington Horticulture Center