Monday, November 28, 2011

Problems you may face while planning an American/European wedding in Europe:

SAVE THE DATES: how to write the date! This is a serious concern because if you found the perfect save the date style that you love, but it only has room for writing the date with numbers (like 6/9/2012), the problem is that half of your guests will assume the wedding is in June and the other half will think it's in September!

GUEST LIST: With that comes the guest list, in general. It's so difficult to figure out who and how many people to invite. With us, we would obviously love all of our friends and family to attend but we understand with the very far travel, it's just not possible. Our venue is very small so we actually can't invite too many people, although we would like for them to be there. We just don't want anyones' feelings to get hurt or for them to feel rejected in any way but it's just hard. We also can't assume that people won't come because it's in Zagreb because who knows, maybe EVERYONE will come since Croatia is just that awesome :) I just want everyone to have our Save the Date because I'm proud of them and I think they're really cute.

MUSIC CHOICES: To circle dance or not to circle dance? I'm slowly but surely letting go of my childhood American wedding dreams and accepting that this is truly gonna be a Cro wedding: our style and its gonna be amazing! It's so hard to choose whether to have a band or DJ, although we'd really prefer a DJ but finding an English speaking, awesome and pumped up wedding DJ in Zagreb is proving to be difficult. Please let us know if you know of anyone!

Wedding planning isn't as easy breezy as you might think it is but through it all, we just keep reminding ourselves to not stress out and think about the important things, like that we will be married after the whole wedding is over. Thankfully T-Slav reminds me to take lots of deep breaths to calm down. I'm just excited to show my family Zagreb and to be T's wifey :)

P.S. The picture is from our wedding venue which is right on the Main Square in Zagreb so there's a fantastic view from the window behind me! Love it.


  1. gradska kavana is great :D

  2. Nisam sigurna pjeva li na vjenčanjima, ali ja bih svakako, eto, osobno preporučila omiljenog mi pjevača, Petra Dragojevića. Njegove bi uspješnice razgalile i najtvrdokornija srca i sigurna sam da bi se divno uklopio u svaku zabavu, pa tako i onu svatovsku.
    To bih najvolila. A pošto ti tuden pričaš na engleski, evo ja ću se potruditi pa ću ovo sprovesti kroz Google translator kojeg sam naučila koristiti - jesam, svega mi.

    I'm not sure I sing at weddings, but I would definitely happen to me personally recommended by your favorite singer, Peter Dragojevića. His successes to shed the stubborn heart and I'm sure that would fit beautifully into any party, including one wedding.
    It would najvolila. And since you tuden talking in English, here I shall do my best and I will carry this through Google translator, whom I have learned to use - yes, just me.

  3. awsome necklace,dude!

  4. Haha! Then, circle dance we shall! And thanks Ivana :) I think so too! Milena- Im so happy to hear from you! You know how much I love Petar D ;) do you think your English would really be good enough though? What is your favorite song to sing?

    Thanks to Kamila for the necklace <3

  5. yeah,it's Kamila ;);P

  6. niech taniec kręgu !!!

  7. Hi Nikki,

    I hope you don't mind me getting in touch. I found your details while searching for expats living in Croatia and I hope you might be able to help me with my rather strange request?!

    I am a Producer working on a television show called House Hunters International which follows English speaking expats in their quest to move abroad. I believe you are currently living in Croatia and I wonder if you or any of your expat contacts might be interested in getting involved?! Please find a little blurb about the show below:

    House Hunters International is a half-hour program currently airing on the Home and Garden Television Network (HGTV) in America. The series is designed to de-mystify the international home-buying process by going behind the scenes of a house hunt where expats and their real estate agents tour 3 homes. At its core, House Hunters International is a travel show concentrating on the idiosyncrasies of the locales and what makes them special and different.

    You can watch some examples of the show here: - Barcelona from LA - Hong Kong from Cincinnatti - Vienna from California - London from South Africa - Dubai from Illinois - Czech Countryside from Prague

    Please get in touch if you have any more questions about the show. I look forward to hearing from you!

    Best wishes and many thanks,


    Michelle James
    1-3 St Peter's Street, London N1 8JD - +44 20 7704 3300

  8. Hi Michelle!
    I'm so glad to hear from you! Actually, my fiance and I are both HUGE fans of the show and HGTV in general! I'm going to send you an e-mail. We'd love to get involved!

    Thanks for stopping by and hope to hear from you again soon :D

  9. Oh my gosh! Planning a wedding in Croatia sounds amazing!! :) I know how hard making the guest list is, but it'll all work out in the end. Ours was small because California is so far, but D-Man and I later had another wedding "reunion" in Spain when we returned. It all worked out better than we expected, really! Your venue looks beautiful, I can't wait to hear about what a traditional Croatian wedding is like!



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