Since there isn’t much going on with the house, other than figuring out colors, layouts, furniture, etc…I figured I might as well put some wedding things on here, just so you know I haven’t forgotten about it 😉
Katie & Robert’s Wedding To-Do List:
Make Guest List
Book Reception Site
Pick Bridesmaid Dresses
9. Plan Honeymoon
11. Order Invitations
12. Choose Flowers
13. Choose Table Decorations
15. Book a Limo
Ok, so some of these don’t fall on Robert’s plate (like buying a dress…) but regardless, this is the short list of to-do’s and there are still a few big things to be done.
I’ve called around and gotten quotes from different limo services around Richmond, so that one is half way marked off, and the honeymoon is currently being planned, just isn’t finalized yet. We’ll let you know where we are headed as soon as we figure it out 🙂
Invitations, Flowers and Table Decorations are the next on my big to-do list, and although I don’t need to purchase the flowers or decor yet, I do need to get a solid idea of how I want to set everything up. Here are some pictures I’ve come across that make me take a second look and start day dreaming 🙂
If you’ve been to our house lately, you’ll understand why I put this up. I LOVE candles in mason jars. And when we were in Salem for Christmas, Robert spied 2 boxes of mason jars in my mom’s house. They will be at the reception, filled with candles 🙂
I thought this was a cute idea, and totally easy to DIY – just a painted frame, some fabric behind it, and a wooden painted letter. I’m thinking a “B” and a “G” hanging from our chairs at the reception?? (for ‘Bride’ and ‘Groom’ – in case you were confused)
Yes, again with the peonies – but the other aspect I love about this is the log underneath them, like it’s been hollowed out and the peonies are in there like a vase – how cute! I’m starting to see that my taste for the wedding is leaning towards the more vintage-rustic feel, with browns and whites…ahhh
So that leaves invitations – initially I set out to doing our own invitations. Then I realized we’d need about 150 of them. And for those of you who know me, I am a design perfectionist (ex: if I’m making a to-do list and misspell a word, I have to throw it away and start over. I guess that can also be called wasteful but I prefer perfectionist) and if I messed one up, I’d have to start over, and I’d be very critical of anything that wasn’t ‘perfect.’ Therefore, I’ve decided I’d go the old-fashioned route and just order invitations 🙂
I’ve asked for references and searched online and I think ultimately, I’ll do one of 2 things – find a designer I like on etsy.com and have them create something for me, or use a friend of a friend who does invitations. So either way, they are still ‘non-commercial’ and specific to our wedding, and I’ll have a say in how they look!
Here are some that I’ve come across that I really like:
I found this one way back when we first got engaged and haven’t deleted it since 🙂 I know something like this would cost an arm and a leg to order and/or make, but its just gorgeous. The satin, pillow-like ‘wrapping,’ the pockets on either side with inserts, the frame in the center with the pull out invitation – perfection – if only it wasn’t so much $$$! If I could be promised that no one would throw it away, I might be so inclined – – – but I know better 🙂
Lastly – I found this at the same time I found the one before it, I fell over the satin ribbon binding – so cute and elegant at the same time. Not to mention the tiny pearls on the centers of the design.
That’s all I’ve got for now – only 171 days left until the big day…it feels like a lot of time, but then again, it feels like we just got engaged about a month ago (when it was about 194 days ago!!) Which means we are over half way there!!
Check back soon for more updates! 🙂