“ Starting the planning ” by futurefunk
Date: February 29th, 2012. We'll go to the JOP and get the license that day. We'll have the bridal party and parents there for that. The wedding will be the following Saturday in March. I plan on making that day the same as if we never
went to the JOP.
Venue: I've looked at so many in Wichita Falls and haven't found one that has most of what I want. I'm wanting to stay under $25 a guest, which won't be that hard if I can stay in this area. I do want to have my ceremony and reception in
the same spot, and not at a church.
Colors: Red, charcoal, and magenta.
Monogram: DIY. Already working on it! Also using the saying "Love you More Today" It's something personal for us and means a lot to me.
STD's: Made 2 year planners as my Save The Dates. Everyone loved them. I gave them a fun theme. I want the rest of the wedding to feel romantic, but I didn't feel the STD's really had to follow that suit.
Invitations: A DIY project. Can't wait to start on them! Pocketfolds, I plan on ordering already cut and folded. I'll do the rest to match the programs.
Programs:Another DIY to do. I want all my stationery to match.
Thank you notes: you know it already, a DIY. It's just easier and cheaper to DIY it all.
MOH and Bridesmaids: My MOH is my best friend for over 20 years. She's been absolutely amazing. My bridesmaids are my sister-in-law and my aunt. I"m thinking of adding a fourth. I wish it was appropriate for my mother to be one. She is
soooo special to me. I am already in the process of buying gifts for them. I am getting them an wedding day survival kit, doing jewelry for them, and probably dress and shoes too.
BM and GM: no idea! Hopefully my brother and his brother in there somewhere. I am getting them personalized shoes. I love the look of this wedding and the shoes the groom and groomsmen are wearing inspried me.
Flower girl: None! So I'm putting out some petals in a pattern on the carpet then having a basket with petals in it. Giving them to guests with my programs and having them "make a wish" and throw them in the center aisle directed by the
officiant. I will probably have something like this down too.
edit: that's the trouble with planning so far in advance... sometimes other things come up. I have a new niece that will now be my flower girl. I kind of miss the other plan, but I will have to have her there.
Ring Bearer: 2, mine will be my nephew, his will be his nephew
License: Going to do the Twogether in Texas for $60 off my wedding license. I'm kinda excited about it actually.
Photographer: Haven't chose anyone yet, but this is where I'm willing to pass out the money. I want the best pictures I can get to remember my day. I didn't think I was gonna get a videographer, but after seeing a few post about it here
on PW, I will work to fit it into the budget.
Reception: Terrified here!!!! I need entertainment ideas. I don't want people to be bored and leave early. I don't think anyone dances and I'm so lost at what to do.
Flowers: probably faux flowers and a major DIY project. I do plan to make the pomander balls and hang them from Sheppard hook at the ceremony, and to save money, I will have some people take them and put them upside down on vases and
such in the reception room during the cocktail hour.
Bouquets: I want mine to be rounded with roses, hydrangeas, gerber daisies, and more with red and magenta. My MOH and BM's will carry red mixed flowers. I'm thinking of adding the charcoal feathers to the bottom. The bouquets will be
reused during the reception as centerpieces.
Cake: Going to try to DIY this one too. It's alot of money for a cake. Don't worry, my plan is to practice way in advance and see what I can do. If it's not possible, I'll break down and buy.
Favors: I do plan on having a photobooth, and I will try to think of something more.
Uplighting: I really hope it's in the budget. It seems to make such a difference.
Music: I'm thinking about the IPOD option. I'm really lost on this. IT might be better to go with a DJ since I am so lost. My MOH knows one personally so I might be able to get a discount.
Photobooth: I'm really wanting to do a photobooth. I think it will add a lot of fun to the reception.
Caterer: I may have to DIY this as well. I was really hoping I wouldn't need to, but budget is tight and I can't find another option at the time.
Bar: FI's mother owns a bar, so I'm hoping to be able to let her supply the alcohol and have someone else serve. I want to have a nice red sangria, a purple drink of some kind, rum and coke (my Fi's favorite), and of
edit: Now that my FI says he's no longer going to talk to his Mom and doesn't want me to invite her, I don't know about the bar. I really want a bar, but may have to cut if it's not in the budget.
Will work on this more later....more »