Things to Book:
Caterer (January 2010)
Ceremony & Reception Site
Band or DJ
Baker for Wedding Cake
Alterations (December 2009)
Make-Up Artist (January 2010)
Hairstylist (January 2010)
Manicure & Pedicure Appointment for Day Before Wedding
Rehearsal Dinner site
Wedding Night Lodging
Things to Decide:
Wedding Cake Design
Cake topper (February 2010)
Reception Decorations (January 2010)
Ceremony Decorations (January 2010)
Vows (December 2009)
Readers (December 2009)
Ceremony Readings and Script (December 2009)
Ceremony Music (January 2010)
Formal Dances Music (First Dance, Father/Daughter, Mother/Groom) (January 2010)
Wedding Day Timeline (February 2010)
Something Old, New, Borrowed & Blue (March 2010)
Menu (January 2010)
Things to Do:
Register for Gifts
Block Hotel Rooms
Plan Rehearsal Dinner
Finalize Menu and Service Details
Get Engagement Photos Taken
Schedule and Attend Dress Fittings (December 2009)
Confirm Reservations for Out-of-Town Guests (March 2010)
Apply for Marriage License (March 2010)
Schedule Hair & Make-Up Trial (January 2009)
Write Thank-You Notes for Shower
Make List of Must-Play (and Must-Not Play) for DJ or Band (January 2010)
Make List of Must-Take Pictures for Photographer
Confirm Honeymoon Reservations (April 2010)
Seating Plan (March 2010)
Wrap Bridal Party Gifts (February 2010)
Change of Name Paperwork (May 2010)
Prepare Toasts or Thanks to Guests (March 2010)
Give Wedding-Day Directions, Schedule and Contact List to Parents, Bridal Party and Vendors (March 2010)
Give Final Head-Count to Caterer
Confirm Final Payment Amounts with Vendors
Confirm Delivery Locations, Times and Final Arrangement with Florist
Confirm Location, Date and Time with Photographer
Confirm Date, Location, Time and Playlist with DJ
Pack Bags for Honeymoon (April 2010)
Leave Honeymoon Itinerary with Parents
Drop Off Required Materials to Venue
Write Thank-You Notes for Wedding (April 2010)
Things to Order:
Tuxedos (December 2009)
Bridal Party Gifts (February 2010)
Parents Gifts (February 2010)
Things to Send:
Wedding Announcements (April 2010)
Thank-You Notes for Shower
Thank-You Notes for Wedding (April 2010)
Program Fans (January 2010)
Photo Sharing Cards (November 2009)
Day of Timeline (February 2010)
Bridal Party Jewelry (February 2010)
Monogram Aisle Runner (January 2010)
Sand Ceremony Vases (January 2010)
Guest book pens (December 2009)
Reserved Seating Signs (December 2009)
Barn Door Decorations
Monogram Cake Topper (February 2010)
Card Box (February 2010)
Seating Chart (March 2010)
Table Numbers (December 2009)
Toss Bouquet (February 2010)
Favors (March 2010)
Monogram Napkins (November 2009)
Bar Menu (December 2009)
Guest book sign
Buffet signs (November 2009)
Passport Covers (April 2010)
Luggage tags (April 2010
We're using rose pink, sage green, and champagne as our colors.
She gave me her cardbox to use for my wedding since we had the same colors. I love it! I think it ties in nicely with the birds in our invitations.
Mock-ups that I did of our centerpieces. I'm going to alternate between tall and short on the guest tables. The petals in the low centerpiece are actually going to be pink. I only had blue when I did the trial.
Our reception will be catered by Sonny's BBQ. We will be getting all of this for under $10 per head.
Meat: Pulled pork and chicken
Side dishes: Baked potato, mac 'n cheese, corn on the cob or baked beans (haven't made that final decision yet) and side salad
Bread and butter
Lemonade and sweet tea
I will be writing our menu on homemade chalkboards and placing it at the beginning of the buffet line.
Food Description Cards
Knottie bayhunter gave me the great idea of making cards to place in front of the food on the buffet so everyone know what everything is.
Picture courtesy of knottie bayhunter.
Since we're doing a buffet, I thought it would be cute to tie up our silverware and napkins together and put them in a basket for everyone to grab. We will be using Reflections plastic utensils and then wrapped them with a sage green napkin and a pink polka dot ribbon.
We are getting our cake from the Cake Shop.
I want a three tiered cake with ribbon at the bottom of each tier and a monogram on the middle tier. I haven't decided what kind of topper I'm going to have yet.
Inspiration board I made of my day of look.
Dress from David's Bridal. I will be wearing a champagne sash to match my shoes.
I plan on wearing a pearl tiara in front of the bump.
My FI and I met while going to school at FSU, so it was only fitting to have my garter from there.
I had to change my bridesmaid dresses 2 months before the wedding. They're nice, but I don't like them near as much as the original ones.
The groomsmen are going to be wearing tuxes with a champagne vest and tie with a pocket square instead of a bout.
My FI designed these in Photoshop and then I got them printed through Vistaprint. They're gorgeous!
Our invitations are out and we've started receiving RSVPs. Designed by Double Trouble Designs.
Directions on how to do your own faux calligraphy here: http://brideonbudget.blogspot.com/2010/01/diy-invitation-calligraphy.html
This monogram was done by WeddingMonograms on etsy. It was done before we changed our colors though. I'm going to use this on our aisle runner, but I'm going to make the blue part into a sage green.
These monograms were done by Double Trouble Designs. I love them!
The symbolic vows that you are about to make are a way of saying to one another, “You know all those things that we’ve promised, and hoped, and dreamed – well, I meant it all, every word.”Look at one another and remember this moment in time. Before this moment you have been many things to one another – acquaintance, friend, companion, lover, dancing partner, even teacher, for you have learned much from one another these past few years. Shortly you shall say a few words that will take you across a threshold of life, and things between you will never quite be the same.
For after today you shall say to the world –This is my husband. This is my wife. "
- Getting hair done
- Full-length shot of bride looking in mirror
- Necklace tied to bouquet
- Bride hugging MOH
- Bride w/ all women
- Bride looking out window
- Bride w/ mom
- Bride ready to go
- Groom w/ mom
- Groom w/ siblings
- Groom w/ best man
- Groom w/ all GMs
- Groom ready to go
- Guests arriving
- Groom waiting at altar
- BMs & GMs walking down the aisle
- Bride walking down the aisle
- Close-up of bride before she makes her entrance
- Groom as bride is walking down the aisle
- Bride and groom at altar
- Far away shot of ceremony
- Faces of bride and groom as they exchange vows
- Mother(s) faces as they watch ceremony
- Bride and groom's hands as they exchange rings
- The kiss
- Bride and groom during recessional
- Bride and groom hugging and laughing with close friends and family
- Bride with mom and step-father
- Bride with mom, step-father, and grandparents
- Bride with dad and step-mother
- Groom with parents
- Groom with parents and siblings
- Bride and groom with both sets of parents
- Bride and groom with bride's mom and step-father
- Bride and groom with bride's father and step-mother
- Bride and groom with groom's parents
- Bride and groom with GMs
- Bride and groom with BMs
- Bride and groom with whole wedding party
- Rings in some cool pose
- Rings with invitation
- Reception site set up without guests
- Bride and groom in reception site without guests
- Place cards
- Bride and groom entering
- Bride and groom at head table
- Guests at tables
- Close-up of people making toasts
- Bride and groom's reactions to toasts
- Bride and groom sipping champagne
- Bride and groom talking to guests
- Bride and groom's first dance
- Bride's parents dancing
- Groom's parents dancing
- Bride and mom dancing
- Groom and mom dancing
- Guests dancing
- Bridal party dancing
- Bride laughing with BMs
- Cake table
- Bride and groom cutting the cake
- Bride and groom feeding each other cake
- Bouquet toss
- Garter toss
- Bride and groom leaving
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Brand New Hey Lady Shoes Size 5.5 -- $150 (Retails for $220)
They have only been worn around the house a couple of times. Very comfortable, but too small for me.
Here they are being used at another bride's wedding.