Thursday, April 19, 2012

36 days left!

WOW I can’t believe I only have 36 days left until the wedding. This time has gone by so slow!!!! I just realized that we’ve been engaged for almost a year. Well it will be 11 ½ month engagement. I really wasn’t trying to have a yearlong engagement, but we didn’t make up our mind about having a wedding until September instead of June. I actually regret deciding to go with the wedding. This has been painful and stressful and EXPENSIVE! I didn’t plan on spending this much money. Plus we wanted to keep it small and intimate and somehow this wedding has turned into almost 150 people. Who are all of these folks. LOL. I really appreciate all the love we are getting from our family and friends. I’m glad everyone wants to spend that special moment with us, but when I say everyone, I mean everyone. Especially people who I (we) don’t even talk too or know. That’s the crazy part. I don’t think I would invite myself to anyone’s wedding especially someone I am not that close too. Facebook friends does not mean we are friends and does not mean you can come to our wedding. As the young people say, IJS. Everyone can’t come because I am not trying to spend all the extra money. Plus we have a small venue and people just don’t seem to understand that. So we also decided not to have children at our wedding. You would’ve thought we cursed out people kids. Some people are mad at us for that and guess what, I don’t care. It is our day and I’m not going to let anyone ruin it. If you can’t find a babysitter, stay at home. I will not listen to kids screaming and crying and I will not pay full price for a child to eat when they will take one bite or 2. Call me mean and selfish, I don’t care. I guess it is hard for me to understand since I don’t have children. That’s fine. That is my choice. Sorry if this post offends anyone, but I just have to vent. Like I said, this is our wedding and our post so we (I) can say our we feel. Happy planning and I can’t wait to see my close friends and family at my wedding and I guess I will have to deal with the other people we don’t know.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

80 days (left) update

WOW, I can’t believe I am 80 days away from the wedding. I haven’t been on my blog in almost 2 months. I just haven’t been in the mood to write. So much has happened since I’ve been here last. I am pretty much done with the wedding planning. Right now, I mainly have to work on my guest list and invitations. This is going to be so hard since we both have a large family and a lot of friends. We are going to have to keep the wedding small. We need to narrow our list down to 100 people so that is basically 50 people each. We are going to have to only invite immediate family and very close friends. Since most of our friends are in the wedding party, most of our other guests will be family. Since our guest list is limited, we’ve decided not to invite anyone under 21. I know this will leave a lot of people disappointed, but they will have to understand that our venue and budge will not allow a lot of people. We will have some children but only the ones that are in our wedding.
Speaking of children in the wedding, I didn’t realize that shopping for flower girl dresses would be as hard as it was. I think that is the main thing that had me stressed out. It was hard finding a dress that looked nice as well as looks good on all my flower girls. I had 3. I actually purchased a colored dress but that didn’t work out with the girls’ sizes so I ended up sending them back. I finally just found a basic white dress. I hope they call all fit it. Out of the 3, only 1 has tried it on. I am still waiting on the other 2 to get their dress. If they can’t fit it then oh well, I’ve done my part. Like bridesmaids, flower girls can get kicked out the wedding too.

Now enough of the flower girls dresses, but speaking of dresses, I actually purchased another dress. I have 2 wedding dresses and I have no clue which one to wear. My family and friends like 1 dress but I like the other one better. We will see how this ends up. I think shopping for my wedding dress with my friends and family and filming for Say Yes to the Dress were all so overwhelming so I decided to go alone one day. It was actually better shopping alone. I got my shoes also. They are beyond perfect. I love them so much. I want to wear them right now but I have to wait until the special day.

So the only things I really need to do now are finish my invitations, finalize everything with my vendors, find shoes for the flower girls, finalize my menu, and get married!

Hopefully I will be back soon with more updates.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Trying to get the small details out the way

Now that we are in the New Year and it is actually 2012, I just realized that we have a little less than 5 months until the wedding. I’m in the process of really trying to get things together now (especially small details). Last week, my fiancĂ© and I went to the food tasting and met the chef who is catering our wedding. The food is so good. I’m so excited and I’m ready to eat. We are going to have some heavy food. It is late an evening wedding so I figured people will be hungry. If you are looking for really cute finger food then this is not the wedding for you to attend.
I finally picked out my flower girls dresses. I’m excited about that especially the color. My wedding is really not traditional and somewhat different. I’m switching things up. Either people will really love it or really hate it! Either way, I will love it!
I finally got my flower girl baskets, guestbook and pen set, garter, ring bearer pillow, and sand ceremony set. I also got my jewelry and veil. I love veils. They are so cute and they really bring out your dress. Now I’m debating on my shoes. I want a funky color, but my fiancĂ© and one of my bridesmaids doesn’t see my vision for colorful shoes on my special day. We will see what I pick. There are so many small details when it comes to preparing for weddings. I’m finally excited.
Next week: cake tasting! CAKE, CAKE, CAKE. I LOVE CAKE. I can’t wait to taste all of the delicious cakes around Atlanta. Until we meet again…happy wedding shopping!