Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Chugging Along.

Last week or so, I received this gem in the mail:

Thanks CRo. No excuses now! This book proved to be an amazing resource- everything from where to sit my aunt to what length table linens to use.

Aside from reading books, magazines, and websites, we've made a lot of progress. We squeezed in a meeting with a local banquet facility, and were very impressed. Personally, I think it's down to two choices. I'll let you know after August 12th! We've also snagged more stationary- I think by the end of the summer we'll have all of our invitations, programs, placecards, and thank you cards bought and stored away.

I've obviously been looking at wedding dresses for the last 21 years, but recently I've been focusing my attention to David's Bridal (an MSN article refered to the national chain as 'The Wal-Mart of Weddings'). UH, HELLO. Budget, meet my new best friend. I think I know what I want- an off-white strapless ballgown. DB has some really amazing, (and so inexpensive it almost hurts), gowns. I don't think I want to make the purchase until next year, but knowing I could take one check from my weekend job and buy a beautiful dress is tempting! We'll see.

I cannot believe that next week marks 2.5 years of togetherness for us. A month after that marks 2 years until we make it permanent. What a life! I couldn't want more.

P.S. - Last night as a waitress gave me my check after a ladies' night out, she said 'Oh you have the mini verson of my engagement ring!'. Yeah, she went there! I think it was poor wording versus being catty, but wow!

Monday, July 13, 2009

5 months later...

We have just passed the 5 month mark in our engagement. I have no idea where the time went, but I am very thankful! If my math is right, we're about 1/6th of the way there.

best man
1/2 of the guest list
color scheme

Needs Done:

...I cannot believe this is all the further we've gotten. I guess I did leave out some stuff - we do have most of our stationary. Invitations, thank you cards, programs - thank you, 50% off coupons for Michael's. Even still, we don't have all of it and I just got word that our particular style is being retired. Crap.

I'm going to blame the huge lull in activity on life itself. 3 jobs between us, bills bills bills, etc. I feel rejuvenated lately, and like we're making a lot of planning progress. We have an appointment in August to look at a local facility that shows promise. I used to think this place was an absolute winner, until I carefully examined their pictures and noticed the blue carpet...and chairs. BLUE? AHHHHHHHHH. Blue doesn't sit well with our brown and ivory (chocolate and cream? mocha and off-white?) plans. I hate to nitpick; but I need class, not clash.

Hopefully tonight we can make a master guest list, and maybe call a few more places for the reception. Wish me luck!