Thursday, December 28, 2006

2007 New Year's Resolution

Last year my new year's resolution was to always have my apartment "guest-ready", meaning I wanted to keep it clean enough that I would feel comfortable with drop-in guests at all times. I would say I stuck to my resolution about...hmmm...5% of the year. So I think my odds of sticking to my resolution this year better than last year are pretty good. This year my resolution is in line with the rest of the country: lose weight. However my motivation is almost the best possible reason ever: I need to get my fat a** into a wedding dress by April. The fact that these dresses are white is just plain cruel. Not only is everyone already looking at every aspect of your body multiple times throughout your wedding day, but you can't even choose the reliable little black dress that disguises your flaws. Instead, you gotta go balls out with a crazy body-revealing non-flattering color dress! But that's why I have my new year's resolution to get me hopefully looking okay by the day. And if that fails, thank god Spanx was invented!

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Yummy in My Tummy

The search for a caterer is probably the most difficult vendor to find for a wedding. It's partly due to finding someone who is in your budget range but even harder than that, is finding a dependable caterer. Out of 6 catering companies, only 1 of them was solid in response to my calls or emails. Not really a good percentage, right? So of course, we went with that 1 caterer, My maid of honor is especially happy with this choice because the owner, Alan, is hot and that's really all that matters. This is the same reason she approves of my DJ, I digress...the caterer, Tres LA. I went to a tasting and the food was really good. The appetizers were amazing - Tuna tartare in a pastry cone, Mushroom empanada, Brie with honey in pastry shell, Vietnamese summer rolls, Shrimp wrapped in crispy noodles with papaya and mango chutney, Beef tenderloin in bib lettuce, Mini cheeseburgers and Mixed seafood ceviche in asian spoon. I don't know how I'm going to narrow down to 4 of those! And the salmon with coconut curry sauce entree was especially yummy and I don't even like curry! So the tasting really sealed the deal, which I should have known since we were told that they have a 100% conversion rate after prospects come in for a tasting.

In case you're wondering, some other caterers we were considering were Contemporary Catering and LA Spice but they just didn't have the same customer service as Tres LA.

Friday, December 15, 2006

Raise Your Hands in the Air and Wave Them Like U Just Don't Care!

Woo-hoo! A & I locked in our DJ for the wedding! DJ Tony is super cool - check out his website @ I am so excited. He is truly a "non-cheesy" DJ. Lots of DJs we interviewed would say they were not cheesy but their words betrayed them. I could see right through it and knew they would bust out YMCA when I became too distracted by my mom harassing me to say hi to the crazy relatives or maybe even still trying to convince me to change into a Vietnamese traditional dress.

Our runner-up was Our uber cute and funny caterer, Alan Dunn from, recommended Claudette. They go way back to the Chateau Marmont days when he was managing their Food and Bev division and she was DJing there. Nice lady, but just didn't click with her like I did with Tony. Plus, my cousin thought Claudette might scare the Vietnamese guests.

Friday, December 01, 2006

All sales are final. No Refunds, Cancellations, Exchanges or Credit to your Future Purchases. There will be no exceptions.

Yep, that's right. I took the plunge. I actually bought a wedding dress.

As my fiance says, now I have to marry him or marry someone, anyway.