Jun 26, 2009
We're having my reception outside in the backyard, and we decided to do potted plants for the centerpieces.
Here they are :) We still need to figure out what pots they're going in and how to dress them up a bit, but it makes me so happy just looking at them! Hopefully we can keep them alive... we have them in a makeshift greenhouse for now, just in case.
After months of being "engaged to be engaged" (we decided that we wanted to get married last December, but thought we'd wait until I got back from Jerusalem to make it officially official), we finally went ring shopping together, and a proposal should be coming sometime soon! I am so in love with my ring... can't wait until I actually get to wear it!
Well, they're technically not DIY, since I'm not the one sewing them--my aunt is. So that makes them... DIH? Do-it-herself? Anyway, we bought table runner fabric! And also some random, white, sparkly fabric that we think could be incorporated into the candy buffet table... somehow... or maybe I just like sparkles.
Quite honestly, FI and I don't even like cake, but I do like how it looks, and it's important to me that it tastes good to others. Unfortunately, since I'm doing an outdoor reception, my frosting choice is limited to fondant, which I've heard tastes terrible. Fortunately, I recently discovered Ambrosia Exquisite Wedding Cakes (ambrosiaweddingcakes.com). They're really close, and they make their cakes and fondant from scratch, so no gross Wilton-crap! Prices are pretty affordable, too--$3-$6 per slice, depending on how exquisite the decorations are.
I'm going between two cake styles right now. There's this:
and there's this:
I'm leaning towards the second style, though price (and mom and FI) will probably be the biggest deciding factors in the end, and I'd want to put my own twist on it somehow :)
Because I have a test to take today, I instead buckled down and put together a to-do list.
Make guest list (working on it)
E-pic inspiration photos
Find e-pic outfits
Order invitations - Jessica George Design
Set up wedding website - www.mywedding.com/finishedforever2009
Order BM dresses - Latter Day Bride
Pick out my dress - Lynette's Bridal
Reception shoes (?)
Book hair appointments
-1-2 weeks before—color
-Wedding day (including BM)
Buy makeup from department store OR
Book photographer - Swensen Photography
Discuss/finalize photography package
Set up bridal portraits
Plan bridal bouquet
Mom/FMIL corsage (?)
Centerpieces - potted daisies!
Book tables/chairs company
Rent white/colored table linens
DIY table runners - fabric has been bought
Slideshow (e-pics, bridal portraits, wedding photos)
Make wedding playlist
Figure out speakers
Book bakery—cake - Lynette
Pick cake design
Cake serving set
Choose salads/side dishes
Buy Jones soda
Food display dishes
Buy candy containers
Decorate candy containers
Make cookies/candy apples/candy (?)
Buy favor bags
Buy candy scoops
Candy buffet sign
I give up on the formatting on this thing :P I'm sure there's stuff I've forgotten, but that'll do for now! Now I think I'll go study :P
EDIT: I passed my test :)