Miss Amani (amanikitty) wrote,
Miss Amani

Today was the last day of school for NYC. aka the last day my last student metro would ever work = A= FUUUUUU

I haven't been able to get a job yet. I can't say I've been applying like mad, but I have been applying and no one has answered me yet. I figured that one of these days I would trek over to Victoria's Secret and Charlotte Russe and update/resubmit an application now that I've graduated. Working at Charlotte Russe would be fucking awesome. :< But I applied to CVS again (2 stores actually), LoveCulture, some wholesale accessory spot on 34th, and some other place I don't quite remember.

Some places I need to keep in mind for later to apply:
-Wet Seal
-American Girl Place
-F.A.O. Schwartz

A job at a restaurant seems kind of eh. It seems more complicated than I thought... I can't trust myself to work at a restaurant. e_e Maybe I'll ask Horace about it later and get his opinion.

I started up a Tumblr after being tempted by my friends on Facebook = w= and.. it's like crack. Seriously, I don't think it's been a full week yet and I've been reposting things to my own shit like crazy (what's the use of 'liking' shit?) So don't be surprised with all the pink and cupcakes and shit on there... seriously.

I've been doing a lot of entering for my sister's wedding-- some lady called two weeks ago about me having won a random drawing contest from when I registered to the Great Bridal Expo back in April? I dunno what I won, but either way I wasn't eligible since I wasn't engaged. I tried to tell the lady to pass the prize onto my sister, which she took down her name and phone number, but now I'm wondering if chick just lied :/ I'd be disappointed, like seriously you could've just said no when I asked. Oh well, I'll check up on dia later and ask.

I've also been entering her name in this 100k wedding giveaway on WeTV... where basically you give the magic word that shows up every Sunday during their new episodes, to enter in a chance to win $100k budget for your wedding, -plus- a free honeymoon. So I've been entering and praying every week xD; It'd be cool if she won.

Other than that I just enter myself in random things on twitter and when I join sites and shit... and apparently I won a book o wo

I didn't even get any notice of me winning, they just sent it to my house. But either way, it's pretty damn awesome. I posted about it on tumblr here.

So yeah, I won the "Rich Bride, Poor Bride" wedding planning guidebook and I was.. beyond excited. I've been meaning to buy David Tutera's wedding/event planning books for a while now. This book isn't huge as David's, but it gives me enough information to look into my own things, which I'm definitely gonna go by for my sister's wedding.

I've already read half the book last night, and I've never realized how much stuff I'd need to do -RIGHT NOW- and prepare for and look out for. While it gets me really excited for this project... at the same time anxiety and the doubts start rolling in pretty hard.
Yeah, guys, be inb4 the "ALWAYS A BRIDESMAID NEVER A BRIDE/DOES WEDDING PLANNING BECAUSE IM NOT HAPPY WITH MY OWN LOVE LIFE" because it'll probably come up down the line xD seriously.

But on a serious note... Cedelia doesn't exactly know what she wants to do yet, which I'll really need to sit down and talk to her about to get that out the way. I need to start making outlines for checklists, lists, options for venues, etc., already look into florists, book the florist and photographer as WELL as reserve the ceremony place and the reception venue... and start getting the dress done. wtf ridiculous! That seems like half the trouble, seriously D:

The worst part of her not knowing what to do, is that time is limited... summer is wedding season, and I have a feeling that July 11th tends to be a popular day.. so I'm gonna see if there's any other date they might put up as an option.

And then to top it off, budget worries are limiting her dream image of her wedding, and of course I'm her sister, I don't want her to have a mediocre wedding day. If we happen to do a restaurant reception dinner, I don't want it to be because she couldn't afford it, despite wanting to do something like... her first dance or something. I don't want her to take away important images if she really wants them. I'm also going to coax her and see if she can make the budget bigger, even by $5,000 if anything, because I'm afraid that a 10k budget is... really tight for her image. Like even if she gotta get a credit card for a little while.

In the meantime I have to see what time of day she wants this wedding to happen (I'm assuming late afternoon, or at least for the location it would seem the best time of day), and see how much the permit will be for that spot.

When she talked to me, she spoke of wanting to do a theme based on "Coming to America", more on the aspect of it being 80s than anything, so I've been thinking... how to do that, exactly? I'm trying to come up with floral ideas and stuff to make it look -right-. Come up with a sort of Concrete Jungle theme? How exactly do I go about that without doing too much or looking too dull or too costumey for her wedding?

I'm gonna try and go over to mom's house this week and try and catch this chick and talk to her about these things... she had her own checklist and as far as she saw she had an idea of who the DJ will be and wedding singer and etc? I'm worried these people might just be friends and not so much quality performers/professionals so I do have to look into it and see if they -are- good enough for Cedelia's wedding.

So, I'm gonna make the checklists and everything right now, look up possible venues to call up soon, look into florists, I believe anthoussai will probably be the photographer as long as Cedelia is ok with the price... and I need to see who's gonna put her dress together x_x Woo boy

And then I'm hoping to attend some stuff with her.

First would be David Tutera's Seminar at some mall in Bridgewater, NJ-- if Cedelia ends up driving and going (Godihopeshedoes), I'm definitely going to go. I'm kind of sad because it's on Susan's meet day, and I've been meaning to go to one of her meets for the longest, but David Tutera gives me so much inspiration that I need to see him in person. (and hopefully get private consultation and advice on Cedelia's wedding, as well as maybe an autograph and a photo as well >w> hurr).

Second would be the next Bridal Expo in October. Hopefully we'll have most of our shit together by then, but even then it'll be good to go and have both of our brain juices going.

It's... going to be a long year, I feel. But I hope this will hit off well and that after this I'll know if I definitely want to do this as a career or not. Along with this prepping, I'll be taking my certificate courses by then, hopefully.

And by courseS I mean that a new one popped up that I might end up kissing ass to attend, in addition to the Event/Wedding Planning certificate course. It's at Brooklyn College as well, it's a Event/Wedding DESIGN certificate course by both the WPI -AND- PrestonBailey, who's known for designing a buttload of celebrity events and weddings. So along with all this venue searching, etc, I'm gonna call up the WPI again and ask them about this program bundle, see if there's any sort of grants I can get, and then try to suck up to Opi to have him help me pay for it ; w; haha. The Design course starts on August 15th, while the Planning starts at the end of September, so hopefully this'll be enough to cram into my brain without driving myself crazy.

On an extra, completely unrelated note, I have two meets in mind, 1)an afternoon tea party at King's Carriage House (August 16thish) and then possibly a boatriding picnic day at Prospect Park, and/or Victorian House touring nearby.

I'll also be helping out at Kammie's booth again at NYAF, the whole weekend :3 Depending on cash, and if I'll actually pull through with it, I might be cosplaying for the first time, 1) as Michiko to pair with miesuku if she does her Atsuko, and 2) Princess Tiana, if I get the money for the materials -and- for someone to make the thing for me xD lal

I'm excited for Dances of Vice on the 11th~ I managed to get a swatch of the fabric, once I draw the design up I'll post it. But I'm still having a bit of a dilemma with choosing how to do my hair ._. I need a perm.
Tags: cosplay, family, lolita, meet, nyaf, plans, school, tea pawty, wedding, work

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