Nov 14, 2009

  • Last updated on July 5, 2009 at 7:16 am
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If I get to choose what I'm going to wear, so can he.  Although...I did buy him a custom made suit, as he didn't want to wear a tux, for the wedding.  This way, we both get something tailored specially for us for the big day!

**UPDATE**  With a colour change, comes other changes too.  Probably a green tie now, something like this with a black suit.

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And here is his ring!

For Him photo 3

  • Last updated on June 28, 2009 at 9:21 am
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I love these!  We'll keep the mum pic green, change the dark purple font to espresso brown, and our names to turquoise but with a + sign between them in the chartreuse!! 

They are locally made, by an eco-friendly company--the invites are either printed on certified recycled paper, or 100% tree-free paper (recovered cotton or bamboo fibres).  We'll be inserting our own directions, and RSVPs will be done via phone or email.  I think we'll look at the shower sized invitation  as our actual invitation, to cut down on cost.

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  • Last updated on June 28, 2009 at 7:34 am
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• Announce your engagement
• Select your wedding date
• Determine the type of wedding you want (formal, destination, number of guests, time of day, etc)
• Figure out your budget and how expenses will be dealt with
• Develop a system of keeping track of vendor payments
• Compile your guest lists (bride’s, groom’s, bride and groom’s parents)
• Reserve ceremony site
• Reserve the officiant
• Reserve reception site
• Order your bridal gown
• Determine your colour scheme
• Book photographer
• Choose wedding participants (witnesses, MCs, ceremony readers)

Like Yesterday!

Reserve wedding night suite

Reserve block of rooms at hotel

Confirm hotel shuttle

• Book caterer
• Book florist

• Confirm rental items needed (stuff for reception music)
• Finalize guest list
• Order wedding invitations
• Send out invitations (September)
• Organize your rehearsal dinner (MIL)
• Plan your honeymoon
• Break-in new shoes
• Create your gift registry

• Order wedding cupcakes
• Select guest favours
• Shop for wedding rings
• Purchase wedding party gifts
• Update your gift registry

Next! Six to Eight Weeks Before the Wedding
• Mail out invitations
• Record RSVPs
• Make note of any gifts received
• Book your hair/make-up trial
• Complete miscellaneous shopping (ceremony vases&branches, small vases, votive holders, tea lights, guest book, ring pillow, seating chart frame, bathroom baskets (2), items for bathrooms-tissues, card basket, etc.)
• Look into name/status change requirements on your driver’s licence, bank accounts, insurance policies, etc.
• Reserve wedding attire for the groom
• Obtain marriage licence
• Finalize the reception menu

Then!! Two to Six Weeks Before the Wedding
• Confirm details with the officiant
• Have your final wedding gown fitting
• Finalize plans for rehearsal dinner
• Finalize floral order
• Finalize decor
• Make a detailed timeline
• Confirm details with vendors and give them a copy of the timeline
• Pack for your honeymoon
• Pick up rings and double check fit
• Pick up wedding attire, do one last fitting
• Go over any photo requirements with photographer
• Confirm music to be played with musicians or DJ (playlists)
• Finalize reception room layout

After That! One Week Before the Wedding
• Do final guest count
• Give final numbers to Caterer
• Review the schedule of events
• Confirm honeymoon details and pack

Almost! Rehearsal Day
• final list of things that must be taken care of (e.g., rings, officiant payment, etc.)
• Arrange for someone to be responsible for all accessories needed, such as the guest book, cake-cutting knife, ring pillow, etc.

Fianlly! Wedding Day
• Follow your schedule of events
• Enjoy! It’s your wedding day!

  • Last updated on May 17, 2009 at 1:39 pm
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The venue is gorgeous so everything will be pretty simple.

Centrepieces (probably DIY):

 I love this vase...and spider mums...and willow...

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These will be for the centrepieces, with:

Pretty Finishing Touches photo 4  Pretty Finishing Touches photo 5 Pretty Finishing Touches photo 6    for this type of look:

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These small one for welcome table, cake table, fireplace, and the pub table in the stone lounge.  Obviously the tealights will be in votive holders--plain cylinders.  Plus, the green mums won't be so, well, green. =))

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Seating chart:

Love the idea of a picture frame with many openings--different table numbers in each, plus pics in the extras.

Pretty Finishing Touches photo 10(from Nadine158, Weddingbells bride)

Table Numbers:

I was fiddling around with this idea.  Just a simple number/word on the front, then (thanks Martha) a song title on the reverse.  If guests would like us to kiss (I personally don't like the clinking of the glasses) they'll have to sing part of the song!

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We've made donations to a few groups, and placed a cute silver wrapped chocolate mint on every napkin (just to give them something sweet and to jazz up the table settings a bit):Pretty Finishing Touches photo 13




I saw so many lovely options, but nothing that really matched what we were looking for.  We ended up with a beautiful brown leather guestbook, with beautiful turqoise paper lining.


  • Last updated on May 17, 2009 at 1:17 pm
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Though my other half could care less, one has to agree that a "scheme" is necessary.  I love the colours of my ring box:

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so we started there                                           

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Hopefully it will all come together!


**UPDATE** I've been struggling with the orange, apparently my board looks better than it actually does in person.  Sooooooooo forget the fact that falls conjures images of orange, I think we're just going to go with the brown, turquoise/teal, and chartreuse (with some off white).

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Here's an updated board:

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  • Last updated on May 17, 2009 at 1:05 pm
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So, because we aren't the most traditional couple, I wanted to have a bit of fun with my attire.  And because I went with a more traditional wedding gown, I thought I'd jazz it up with some fun shoes (which, now from reading tons of posts around here, I realize isn't so out of the ordinary!). 


My Shoes:

Charles David Tux Peep Toes:

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**Update--I got these on ebay, but they didn't fit.  However, I sold them to a bride on another board!  Yay!  THEN...Shoebuy.com got them back in my size (previously only available in 5.5--of course, this happens after I've already ordered and received the first pair...but oh well!).  The new ones are gorgeous!**

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My new earrings, made by thestellarkitty on etsy.

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My bracelet:

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It's from Livelovebead on etsy!  It is sooooo sparkly!!