Monday, May 10, 2010

Crunch Time

With less than two weeks (umm Holy Sh@t!) to the wedding we've hit crunch time on getting all the last minute detail items completed. Fortunately I had a very productive weekend and now actually feel a lot less stressed about what I still have left to do.

After struggling all last week to print out our damn programs, only to discover there was an issue with the supplied online template, we finally figured out a way around the problem and finished printing everything Friday night. On Saturday my bridesmaid Colleen and her bf came over and after having a fabulous lunch together, JD and Kristian left to go look at guns and Colleen and I assembled the programs. It was SOOO much quicker having her there to help especially since I despise tying bows and she is the official bow master. I love the way they turned out.

I used the programs from Michael's that correspond to my invitations. I really didn't want to use a product from the same company that made the shoddy invites I ended up with but I wanted everything to flow and I figured since they weren't going in the mail we shouldn't (hopefully) have any offsetting issues. There are 4 stacked sheets, including a sheet listing the wedding party, one listing the ceremony order and the last page where we put some thank you shouts to friends and family.

My mom found these super cute baskets at the dollar store! Have I mentioned my love of the dollar store yet? I think the programs look great in these baskets.

I'm not sure if I've mentioned it yet but I ordered a bunch of sparklers (which will hopefully arrive in time) for our send off at the end of the night. I'm hoping for some pictures like the one below. Well I found another matching basket at the Dollar Store to put the sparklers in. I also made a sign referencing the sparkler send-off and what time it will be using the same damask paper I used for our table names. Now I just hope it doesn't rain so we can actually use them!

I just LOVE these types of pictures!

I also made a matching sign to put by our guest book.

I also finished printing off all the escort cards last night, but forgot to take a picture. That was actually the easiest of all my printing/DIY projects and I finished doing that in about 2 hours. What took the most time was actually typing up everyone's name and table name into the template to print off.

In even more exciting news I had my FINAL dress fitting yesterday. My dress looks and fits amazing. In fact because of all the padding she had to add to the bust I look like I have HUGE boobs now. It's awesome. The only thing left for her to do is sew on the hooks for my bustle and make my veil but I don't need to come back for that. My mom will just pick everything up for me when it's done and keep it at her house until the wedding.

**Funny/disgusting side note- On Saturday around 5pm I pointed out to Kristian that in exactly two weeks from that moment we be almost ready to walk down the aisle and his response "in exactly two weeks I'm going to have massive diarrhea" Yes girls, he's ALL mine. Be Jealous!


d.a.r. said...

Hahaha! Love your hubby-to-be's commentary :) Men!

All of the details are's almost time!!

Bicoastal Bride said...

Two weeks – wow! It looks like you’ve got everything under control, so I know it’s going to be amazing for you. And those baskets are such a great find! The dollar store really is the best!

Nicole-Lynn said...

The baskets are great! Everything is going to look so nice! Looking forward to seeing everything! :)

Born to be Mrs. Beever said...

I love Kristian's comment! :)

Everything looks great. I cannot believe you are only 2 weeks away! The best advice I can give you is to seriously try to stop often and just take it in. I really told myself to do that and I have to admit that as always, the day flew by and I remember nothing!!! Thank goodness we had a videographer :)

One thing I am wondering about - how extensive is your bustle on your dress? I don't know that it's a good idea to just have your mom pick it up without you taking your MOH or whoever will be bustling you to the seamstress to have her show them how to do it. My sister had to go 3 different times with me to practice the bustle with my seamstress there to make sure she knew what to do and could do it on her own. And even on the day of, it was taking a long time and she was stressed out.

Granted, I had a huge train which meant many bustles - but even with color coordinated hooks, it was not easy. I might ask your seamstress if she thinks you should come back to have your girl practice that in her presence - but if you just have a couple simple hooks, it's probably not a big deal. Just be sure that no matter what they practice it somewhere BEFORE the actual day of :)

Annie said...

oh my gosh, haha!! your future hubby is too much!
i really like the baskets!! love the sparkler idea as well! the photos will be amazin!
these 2 weeks are going to fly hun!
so exciting!!!
everything is going to look perfect!

Jen said...

Everything looks amazing, S.G.! I'm so glad it's all coming together for you. Two weeks! Wow! Time flies...

KLaw said...

Ha ha ha ha! Ya'll are so cute. its going to be a beautiful wedding!

bananas. said...

Bahahahahahaha! Massive diarrhea!! Yea definite keeper right there. He better not be wearing a white tux. And he might think about wearing depends that day. Ha!

Love the diy goods!

LauraLou said...

I've seen those baskets! They look great! :) Everything is coming together soo well - You're almost there!