Now . . . I wont be Mrs Smith, but you get the idea!! Anyway, I think it is really fun, and I think M will like it!! Hopefully I will get them in the mail soon!!!
Friday, February 27, 2009
Thursday, February 26, 2009
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
I love this little bridal blog community! . . . what they heck am I going to do when I don't have wedding planing anymore? I guess I will have to figure that out when the time comes. Maybe I will have to figure out someway to break into the Bridal Industry. I love it way too much!!
Well . . . did you know that you can set up a person page through Weather.com, for your wedding date? When I was building my wedding website, I was trying to search for historical weather for August 8th in Salem Oregon. Finally I came across the Wedding Planner at Wedding.com. It really is neat. You set up a page for your date and location and it will tell you about the averages for temperature, cloud cover, rain, and snow (although I am pretty sure it shouldn't snow this coming August, it would be good to know if there was a chance). You can even add all your different wedding events (Rehearsal dinner, bachelor party, welcome dinner, bridesmaid luncheon, whatever), and it will give you the weather for those days as well.
(Images from Weather.com)
It will also be a great resource as your wedding gets closer because it will add the 10-day forecast, and when your wedding is only 48 hours away it will add an hour-by-hour forecast. I added a page for M and I immediately and added it to my wedding website. I hope my guests will appreciate it!
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
I really am just so lucky!! And I am so glad to have all these wonderful people in my life. There are obviously many others who have been helping as well (my mom, my bridesmaids, etc), but I just wanted to make a special note to these people who are providing a service that they could be charging me a small fortune for! Have I mentioned that I am so lucky??
Monday, February 23, 2009
I am not sure why I would need this, but I wouldn't discourage it. I am planning on walking down the isle to banjo music (although I am not quite sure what song as of yet). I love the sound of the banjo. If I could figure out how to add this to my wedding, without much work or money, then I would probably do it, but somehow I doubt it would be that way. Oh well. Maybe I will just have to make mini chocolate banjos another time!
Friday, February 20, 2009
1. Location: Britton Ridge B&B
2. Photographer: Alyssa Jul
3. Caterer: Occasions Catering
4. Baker: Custom Cakes
5. Rental Company: A to Z Rentals
6. Officiant: My Aunt
7. My Dress: I will tell you more about this soon
8. Save the Date Magnets: from Vista Print (I will show you these soon)
9. Bridesmaid Dresses
10. My DJ
Now there are some things I need to get done . . .
1. Address Save the Dates
2. Rent Porto Potties
3. Decide of invitations
4. Make some gifts (I can't tell what they are - I want everyone to be surprised!!)
5. Work on Escort Cards
6. Figure out where to buy favors
7. Finalize Tuxes
8. Out of town bags
9. Reception Decor
10. Meet with Photographer to write up wedding day schedule.
I think I need to stop before I stress myself out!! Let just say there is a lot more to do . . . but this little list of 10 are the next major steps. I should be able to get #1 done this weekend. Numbers 3, 4, 5, and 7 are slowly being worked by me. Number 2, my mom is working on. Numbers 7, 9, and 10 will be done on my next trip to Portland. So, I think with 6 months to go it is looking pretty good. Anything major I am forgetting??
The article mentions checking with CitySearch and the Better Business Bureau before doing business with anyone. Especially anything for your wedding. It is the one day you want everything to go right!!! So girls . . . check with the Better Business Bureau!! And read this article and be upset!!!
Thursday, February 19, 2009
Escort cards with Fabric! So much fun. I love to sew and I love to craft, so this may be the prefect combination. Plus, it is just so colorful. Apparently each fabric represented a table, so your escort card would match the napkins on the table! How fun. I am planning on having a couple different fabrics on the tables at my wedding, but probably not one for each table. Love it anyway!
I am totally having kids at my wedding, partially because I love kids and many of my friends/family have kids, but mostly because I think they make weddings more fun. They help make everything more casual and that is what I want. A fun, casual, family wedding!
(Images from Martha Stewart)
The fabric on the cake table was made on Spoonflower, a website where you can create your own fabric! I love this too. If I was a better designer I would probably use this site all the time!
Anyway, I hope you all enjoy this wedding as much as I do.
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
It is a $50 coupon for a purchase of photo cards. The cards are really cute. I like this one: (Image from Photo Card Creations)
I am very excited to learn about the details. I am thinking this would be wonderful for our thank you notes with pictures from the wedding.
This last picture with "BUMP" on the road. I actually had Janel remove that from the photo . . . it looks a lot better now!!
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
What a fun product! A also like their framed objects . . .You can actually put flowers in the vase, place things on the shelf, or hang things from the hooks!! So much fun.
(All Images from ThinkofThe)
Monday, February 16, 2009
So this dress that I finally found is strapless but the bridal salon said it would be super easy to add straps. Here it is:
(Images by Mori Lee)
I love that this image is in the actual dress color. Chocolate brown! The only difference is that I am going to have a sage green sash (removable). I hate to say it but I really do think this could be worn again. It is not so bridesmaidy that you couldn't wear it to another wedding, or date night with the boy. I don't know, I think it is prefect! Plus, the best part, it was only $115!! Now we all know that that is a big lie too. You end up paying for shipping, extra fabric, sales tax, or $30 more for any dress over a size 18 (which in real sizes is about a 14 - aka not that big). Oh well, I think it is still a good deal compared to $265 before all the extra whatnot!
Here are some of the others I looked at. I was trying to find some that came in similar designs but one with straps and one in strapless so the girls could choose. And there are some others that I just liked!
(Images by Watters)
(Images by Watters and Mori Lee)
(Image from Alfred Angelo)
I was very interested in this last one because it was also only $115! But the girl at the store was very honest and mentioned that you could see everything in the dress (very clingy), so we decided against it!
Anyway, I think we got the perfect dress! I am very happy with it, so I hope the girls will get their deposits in soon so I wont have to worry about it anymore. Man it feels good to get things off the "To-Do" list!!
Friday, February 13, 2009
(Images from Bread and Badger)
I think this is all way to much fun. Anyway . . . I hope M enjoys his new glasses!