Saturday, January 30, 2010
Saturday, January 23, 2010
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***Potential problem: We are planning an outdoor wedding. If it rains we have to have the ceremony inside a church. The church seats 175...... not exactly comfortably. They say 25% of your guest list doesn't RSVP yes....***
Sunday, January 17, 2010
The moms are sold on it, they want a rose ceremony. I had never heard of it until we went to the museum last Sunday.
Both mothers (or parents I guess) are given a rose and hand the rose to their respective children. So for the bride and groom the last gift from their parents is the first gift to each other.
I want to use two wooden roses so we can keep them. I know someone that makes them. She and I worked together at my very first job and we are now back together at my new job.
Ok, so I have finally gotten some wedding stuff done! How is it that I am down to one job and feel like I'm busier than ever? I don't know! Anyway, the save the dates are mostly addressed. I am missing a few addresses but I am going to send out what's done. My future hubby was very helpful stuffing, stamping, and sealing. Thanks Due!
Last weekend the whole fam went to scope out the Genesee Country Museum. We are considering moving the wedding ceremony and reception to the museum. If you haven't been there the museum is a 19th century working country village. All of the buildings are historic and authentic (with the exception of one or two that have been recreated). The buildings have been moved to the museum from all over New York State. The museum is a special place for Jason's family. It will be nice for our guests to be able to wander around the village while we take pictures and while they are waiting for the ceremony to start, etc. So the museum is a definite possibility.
If we go with the museum then we will be having the wedding outside of Brook's Grove Methodist Church. (Inside if it rains). We will also ditch the tuxedos (it will be HOT in August) and let the bridesmaids wear flip flops.
We are starting to make some major lists.. to do lists, DIY stuff that has to be finished, people that want our money lol. Sheila, my maid of honor, is coming over next Sunday to help sort through all of the wedding stuff at the apartment to help figure out what we have and what we need.
Saturday, December 19, 2009
We are down a caterer. We talked to someone who was willing to come to my parents' house (where we are having the reception). She was also willing to charge us a lot of money! We would have had a lot more to do which would have meant a lot more stress for us. So we are considering a different venue for the wedding. We will see what happens.
I asked my facebook friends for DJ recommendations and I booked a DJ! Well I sent a deposit and they cashed it, so I am assuming we have a DJ lol. I hope they will be ok with a possible change of venue. We also booked our photographer. They are a husband and wife team that photographed our friends JoAnna and Aaron's wedding. Speaking of JoAnna... I decided life is short and I want everyone I want to be in my wedding.... so I asked Jo! And she said yes!
The decision I finally made for the bridesmaid dresses was to let the girls pick their own. The requirements are chocolate brown, knee length, short sleeve or sleeveless, matte not shiny, and church appropriate. Most of the girls have their dresses already.
Jason and I also bought our wedding bands. We went with plain white gold bands. We bought them from Kmart and got a great deal, 70% off! I have yet to find the ones I ordered on eBay, I wanted to use them for the ring pillow. With the amount of wedding stuff I have it is no surprise I can't find them!
We also ordered our flower girl dresses which turned out beautiful! We have a ring bearer pillow, garter set, wedding wish tree (in place of a guestbook)... and so many other things done...
The next step is getting some pictures up!