-First I cleaned out, added to and re-organized my wedding notebook which houses all my vendor contracts, budgets and photo inspirations.
-I started looking online for potential flower girl dresses. Since my nieces are growing at top speed I didn't want to buy their dresses too early. I found three potential dresses which were reasonably priced and sent to my sister in law for her opinion. She said she liked all three and would buy whichever I wanted. She also suggested going to a lady she knows that is a dressmaker, does a wonderful job and doesn't charge a lot. This way we could design the dresses for the girls and have them made to size. I loved this idea and we have a plan to go this weekend with my nieces to see the lady. I'm hoping for something similar to the below but with thicker straps, a black sash and a pink flower pin. I love the lace at the top which would compliment the lace on my dress.
-I also found a veil on Ebay that is very similar to the one I found at the bridal shop that unfortunately cost $500!! Since I can't spend $500 on a veil I've been searching for something similar and finally found it for a more budget friendly price. Now I just have to see if my bid wins. If so I'll post a picture.
-For our guest book we are taking our engagement photos and creating a photobook for the guests to sign. I started playing around with pictures and layouts and so far I'm loving it. I plan to have my FMIL take a look at it before I print since she use to be the Yearbook advisor back in her teaching days and knows a lot about layout and design.
-I ordered a key component to the favors that we plan on giving out but that will be a separate post.
-I contacted our caterer about setting up our tasting to pick our menu and linens and I think we're going to do it sometime in February.
-We finally found our DJ!! We did a phone interview with Terry from Bialek Music's Thursday night and had the company send us the contract today which I passed along to my mom since she's paying for the DJ. We're both really excited and think he'll do a great job.
-Oh yeah and we bought our plane tickets for the honeymoon!!!!! We went to my brother's house yesterday so Kristian could help him paint his bedroom, while I sat on the couch and continued reading Eclipse (yes I did offer to help but I SUCK at painting...they fired me after they saw that I couldn't even tape off the room properly). Then we searched flights and booked the tickets which my brother is paying for in addition to our accomodations. Have I mentioned he's awesome because he is. We fly out at 6am the Monday after the wedding, arrive in St. Lucia at 1:30pm and then return the next Monday (Memorial Day) at 6pm.
All in all if was a pretty productive weekend planning wise. I suspect a lot more of my weekends between now and May 22nd will be full of wedding planning fun.