Monday, January 11, 2010

Weekend/Wedding Updates

Since I didn't have any real set plans for Saturday I spent most of the afternoon/evening working on wedding stuff.

-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.



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-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.



12 comments:

Elizabeth Marie said...

You are just checking tons of things off your list!! And one more today! lol :)

YAY for the honeymoon being signed, sealed, delivered. You have so much to look forward to!

Bicoastal Bride said...

Wow! It sounds like you’re getting a lot done! I love your inspiration photo for the flower girl dress! We don’t have a flower girl, but seeing cute designs like that makes me wish we did!

Christin said...

Sounds like a productive Saturday to me!

KLaw said...

You are on a ROLL!!!

Jenni said...

Thats so wonderful! WOW! You have gotten a LOT done!!!! I LOVE that little flowergirls dress. If I were having a flower girl I would definitly choose something like that!!!
PS-Your question was answered today :)

meredith said...

aww, super cute dress!! you've gotten a ton done, that's awesome! i love productive weekends.

bananas. said...

Dang girl, you dont mess around! Getting things done....i like it! You're my kind of girl.

Hope you win the veil. Beware of sniper bidders. I should know...i'm one of them. Haha.

april said...

Very exciting! Must be nice to check things off a list or at least progress.

What kind of veil do you like? My sister may have hers still. I've mentioned this before, but I had mine made and rented it from some place on Rt. 123. That way it was the perfect length. I also had the option to buy after I was married but decided against it. Good luck on the ebay bid though!

Kristin said...

A photo book sounds like such a fun idea for a guest book!

Meagan@Megs7827 said...

St Lucia! I'm jealous! Your brother is amazing for paying for all that! My brother in law got us nothing! I don't know why veils are so expensive. I was lucky enough to borrow my matron of honor's veil and it matched my dress perfectly.

Llama said...

aww! that dress is adorable!

Kym said...

i love your idea for the flower girl dresses!! white, black, and pink is a good combo! :)

and yayyyy to your honeymoon tix being booked!!!!