Dec 11, 2010
Our ring pillow on our wedding day:
My bridesmaid actually gave me a guest book at my bridal shower. It was very thoughtful of her. I've been keeping a close eye on things remembered wedding accessories but that they were overpriced so I marked their guestbook off my list. But lucky me.. my wonderful bridesmaid read my mind.. and got what I wanted. It was a perfect gift. One less thing for me to worry about now. :P
As of today, I am <80 days away from my wedding. I have to decide on all the little details such as the unity candle. It is hard to decide because I think they all look so ugly. LOL. I haven't really searched for unity candles but so far.. nothing has impressed me. I found a few that I might consider making. It will be a quick, (hopefully) easy, and cheap project. Guess I'll be heading to the dollartree tomorrow morning.
I'm considering doing something similar to this but in my wedding colors.. which are brown and light blue. I tried to look for something that was simple since our ceremony is in a church.
My version in my wedding colors
Location: Balboa Park in San Diego
I finally decided to order custom stamps from Stamps.com. They came out perfect. I highly recommend them. When my fi and dad heard about the idea of custom stamps they brushed it off and said no body would notice. But now that I have ordered them and they have seen how cute they are, both men think its a great idea and people will surely notice them. Don't you just love how men can change their minds so quickly. It took me forever to convince them about my ideas but they just couldn't picture it until they saw it in real life. Here are the outer stamps (0.61c stamps). I haven't ordered the rsvp stamps yet. Still waiting on my engagment pictures with my photog on the 8/19..
I remember prior to getting engaged I would always pass by the Swarovski store at the mall and admire their $400 toasting flutes. I absoulutely love them but no way in hell I would spend that much on toasting flutes. I have searched high and low for cheaper alternatives but nothing seemed as good as the crystal stems. Then I discovered the discontinued Jubilee toasting flutes with the crystal stems (which got sued by Swarovski) and knew I had to have those flutes. As of 8/11/10 I officially own them. :) I will be recieving them in the mail soon. I can't wait to see them. As for now images that I found on Google will do.
Update: I am so mad and upset! When I recieved the flutes they were literally shattered into pieces. :( The person who sent me the flutes mailed them without making sure its identified as glass/fragile. I am so sad now. I guess the flutes and I are not meant to be...
As for now I think I have a change of heart. I am now keeping a close eye on the Things Remembered Park Ave toasting flute and cake server. I think overall they will make a bigger statement then the swarvoski flutes. Their design is much more flattering from far away and I like the fact that I can buy the whole set for about $150 vs $400 alone for the swarvoski flutes.
Here are real pictures of my gorgous toasting flutes..
I have to have a pearl bracelet for my wedding.
I was having such a hard time finding a brooch that would fit my tiny wrist, so I ended up going to Davids Bridal to see brooches for myself. I found one that I like and would fit nicely with my tiny wrist. Here is the brooch and the completed bracelet.
Edit: At first I thought by DIY it would mean I would save money on my bracelet. I've been looking aruond and the haute bride or DS bracelet runs for at least $150. By the time I came out of the Bead store.. I wasted 2.5 hours of labor and $75 (not including the brooch). My recommendation.. just buy the bracelet. I enjoyed making the bracelet a lot and had lots of fun but for someone who just wants to save money and stress.. I say.. just buy it. LOL. I could have made the bracelet for really cheap (i.e $20) but I had to have the sterling silver triple loop clasps which added another $10 automatically. The regular clasps was only about $1-2. And of course between each pearl I had to have the super sparkly blingy looking balls (excuse my terminology). Overall, I love my bracelet and had fun making it.
Pictures from KLV photography.
After admiring so many sweet pearl necklaces, I have decided to get a pearl necklace to go with my pearl bracelet. I guess back to the International Glass and Beads store to spend more money.
My actual necklace that my sister made for me.
A closer look at the details of my necklace below: