Hey guys, sorry it’s been so long since I’ve posted. I have things I want to share with you but I just keep putting it off. Like my race recap from The Biggest Loser RunWalk that I did this past Saturday! They’re providing us with free downloadable pictures of the race and I haven’t received them yet so that’s why I keep putting it off. Soon though!
For now I’d like to do a wedding update!! Here are the two countdowns that I use – one from our wedding website that shares it in number of days until the wedding:
and also a wedding countdown app that I have for my phone.
As you can see from the photo above, the title for this blog post is a little deceiving. My 3 Months update is a late simply because I didn’t have anything exciting to report 10 days ago. I’d gotten things accomplished but not the kind of things that people want to read about on a blog. So you’re welcome for me not sharing boring shit with you! : )
My last update showed you my enormous to-do list for the wedding. I am pleased to share with you that it is definitely getting smaller! I am sure I’m forgetting lots of things (help me out if you know of something that’s not on my list!) but I still feel good moving things from the columns on the right further over to the left!
My wedding dress should be arriving from the designer either today or Tuesday (they’re closed on Mondays). At first I wasn’t that excited about seeing my dress again and trying it on, not because I don’t like my dress but just because trying it on doesn’t make the actual wedding day get here any faster. I’m super anxious for the big day to get here but going in for my first fitting doesn’t really sound that exciting to me. Well, that was true until I watched 6 episodes of Say Yes to the Dress last night. Now I’m really excited, though I’m also now terrified that I’m going to have one of those, “I don’t love the dress as much as I thought I did” moments.
Some of my bridesmaids are coming over again this weekend so we can get some DIT (do it together) stuff done for the wedding! Right now we’ve got it planned that they’ll come over every other weekend between now and the wedding to help get stuff done. I hope that’s enough time! Luckily my bridesmaids are all awesome women and they all genuinely like each other so we always have a blast when we get together. Each time we get together I get a text from at least one of them the following day exclaiming how much fun they had the day before and that they can’t wait for the next time we all get together. What more could a bride ask for? : )
I already told you that Ross and I are having two officiates for our wedding – two of my good friends from college, John and Elaine.
Here’s a photo from Elaine’s rehearsal dinner where John, Hannah, and I are apparently pretending to worship her… Too bad I don’t remember the back story from this photo. Anyway, John, Elaine, and I have been working hard at creating the actual ceremony and I am so freaking excited about it. I’m not going to share it with you before the wedding but I probably will afterwards, in case anyone else needs inspiration for their ceremony!
Here is a draft of what the programs are going to look like. This is almost exactly what they’re going to look like, but the real ones are going to be more awesome!
As people arrive for the ceremony my lovely friends Emily and Becca are going to be passing out the programs, customized water bottles for the guests (that’s all Ross’s mom’s doing), and little cards to let people know they can take pictures during the ceremony and reception and that we’d love for them to share the pictures with us! We’ll also have some in the reception hall in a basket so people can grab one as they leave for the night. I do not expect them to hold on to that tiny card from the moment they arrive.
I’ve been worrying a lot lately about what the tables at the reception are going to look like. I’ve already got the center pieces picked out and we’re in the process of making them all, but since we’re not doing a plated dinner that’s the only thing that’s going to be on the tables. I don’t really like that (a little too plain) but I don’t want to spend a ton of money on ridiculous decorations either because that just seems like a waste. I brainstormed for a while the other day and finally came up with a solution! I am going to print mini menus to set on the table at each place setting! They’re going to be printed on white paper and glued to purple card stock. I think this will provide the perfect amount of color/something extra to the tables and they’ll also serve a purpose!
We don’t have our menu completely finalized yet but this is pretty close to what we’ll be having. Does anyone have any good suggestions for boxed red wine? We’ve already got the white picked out but we’re still deciding on red. We also don’t know for sure what kind of beer we’re having, and the appetizers might change some too.
In addition to the flower poms that my bridesmaids and I have been working on we’ve also started making the boutonnieres! These are still a work in progress and we don’t have the design exactly finalized yet, but they’re going to look something like this.
My bridesmaids and I are going out shopping for dresses again on Tuesday and hopefully we get lucky! Target just released their line of bridesmaid dresses in plum (for a while their colors were really limited) so that’s also an option that we’re looking at.
Alright, that’s all I can think of for now. I’ll be back again soon with more updates. I am getting so freaking excited for this wedding and to finally be married to Ross!!! : )