Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Save The Dates - Check!

We did it!
We go our Save the Dates designed and printed. Now I have a free day to address all of them and get them in the mail ASAP!

I love when things come together. Have a GREAT New Years Eve!

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

5 months to go!

Wow. 151 days pressure.

Accomplished so far:
Reception Hall
Florist a.k.a. Greg “the flower guru” who works out of a van
Cake Lady a.k.a. Shady Cake Lady who also works out her car
Started a registry
Colors picked out
Engagement Party
Engagement Photos
Created Save the Date
Booked rehearsal dinner location
Booked rehearsal dinner cater
Picked bridesmaid dresses

Left to Do:
Send Save the Date cards
Decided rehearsal dinner menu
Decided reception menu
Find wedding cake topper
Place engagement announcements in the newspaper
Order rings (yeah)
Book honeymoon
Pick invitations

Monday, December 29, 2008

Bridesmaid Dress Update!

I found a bridesmaid dress – finally!

After several stores and spending hundreds of hours on-line, I was able to pick a dress that I actually liked and hopefully my bridesmaids will like. The colors will be taupe and maize...which warning is not as dark as it appears on-line but I think will accent our wedding colors nicely. Best of all, I kept it under the amount I was aiming for which is great news.
Now all we have to do is have all nine girls order them on time but at least this is a HUGE check off my to-do list.
Only 5 months and one day left!

Photo Credit: Bill Levkoff

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas!

Hope you all had a great holiday!

Monday, December 22, 2008

Gotta love Kate!

I love shoes – especially fun shoes. For the big day, I’m thinking of wearing this little number from Kate Spade.

It’s fun, flirty and would definitely qualify as my something blue.

Photo Credit:

Friday, December 12, 2008

Nightmares Already...

I had a bridesmaid nightmare last night. Basically the dress shop had ordered the wrong dress but for only half of the bridal party. We couldn’t refund the dresses and they were coral and blue…so hideous. They reminded me of a dress from 27 dresses.

So half of my bridal party was in the nightmare dress and the other was in a strapless black dress. Odd – I know.

Photo Credit: 27 Dresses

Wednesday, December 10, 2008


Oh my word – Invitations.

I love stationary. It’s odd, I know, but I do. Maybe it’s the different designs or the fact that you’re sending something to someone’s mailbox that’s not a bill.

So I thought picking out invitations for our wedding would be fun and it is until I see the price. Ugh the prices. If I had the time/patience I would have DIY invites but I don’t have the time or the patience.

I will say I have seen several cool bad they cost a small fortune.

Monday, December 8, 2008


Over the last few weeks I’m submersed myself into wedding invitations in order to get it off my ever growing to-do list. On a positive side, I love stationary. The different cards, designs – I just think its fun. So narrowing down the wedding invitation is going to be a hard task, especially since my fiancĂ© loves the classic, white, traditional invite.

As I’ve visited various invitations stores and flipped through their gigantic books, the “within-the-ribbon” card kept popping up.

Since I had no clue what “Within-the-ribbon?” meant, I searched Crane's

Within-the-Ribbon Cards: Pews may be cordoned off with white ribbons or cords to indicate a special seating section. When this is done, small cards reading "Within-the-ribbon" are sent with the invitations to those guests who will be seated in that section. The guests then bring the cards to the ceremony, which enables the ushers to seat them in the appropriate section.

Who knew? Have you ever received a “within-the-ribbon” card?

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Party Rentals

I went to one of my favorite party stores today - Berbank and Co. The owner is a hoot and full of energy.

We discussed a few options for tables, bar and ceremony. Right now I thinking candelabras for the tables with a small amount of flowers.

There's something about candlelight that makes me think of romance....

Monday, December 1, 2008