I ended up going home from work just before lunch yesterday with my death cold and sleeping for a bi...
My Dress :)
So my dress is amazing!! I LOVE IT! The best thing about it is that it can be two dresses. So my plan is wear the full dress for the ceremony/reception and then when we do the sparkler send-off, I will actually take the long train off and it will be a short dress. This will be great, easy to leave in and to show off my WAY cute shoes! I went in for alterations yesterday and she is hemming the bottom, putting a bustle in and making a long sash for around my waist. I am so excited! I am cutting it close, but my bridal pictures are scheduled for the 14th of September, and that is the best thing about my photographer is that she will have my pics done way before my wedding so I can still get prints!! :) LOVE IT!!
I can't wait to change the dress, such a neat way to surprise all my guests, love it.
I am actually pretty relaxed today, I decided to take the night off of planning and instead I will just relax. Can't wait. Only 22 Days left! So excited.
My bridal shower open house is the 17th of September, my bachelorette party is the 18th of September and then I am having a bridal shower brunch on the 19th for my family in another town. Lots of fun for the week before the wedding!! Ill make sure to post LOTS of pictures!!
Talk to you girls soon! Don't know what I would do without you all! Thanks for talking me through all my craziness!!!
Gifts For Our Parents
Since we LOVE LOVE LOVE our engagement pics. Michael and I decided to print 8X10's of the pics, put them in nice frames and gift them to our parents as their thank you gifts. I will also put a thank you card or a thank you poem for each of the parents. I think its simple, its sweet and they will keep it forever. :) T Minus- 24 Days Until Our Wedding!! Getting so excited, except I made my self really sick last night thinking of all the stuff I need to get done! Seriously, its still a lot.
Neet to List:
-Groomsmens gifts ordered from Etsy.com
-Ring Bearer Gift
-Put together all Programs/ Print More Programs
This should be fun!
Engagement Pics...LOVE THEM!
These are just a few pics, I have tons more and I will upload later!!
I absolutely love them, they turned out great!
My Cute Girls in their dresses! These are just the pics each of them has sent me when they went and got their dresses :)
And they are all just wearing black shoes.
Confessions of a Crazy Bride
One Month From Today is OUR Day!!
Well I titled this post because honestly that all I have been lately. One crazy bride to be. Me and my mom have been butting heads a lot lately because I want everything to be very detail oriented and perfect and she keeps on telling me nobody cares about the details, and that nobody will even notice. That's where I am going crazy, cause that just makes me want the details to stand out more.
And I have honestly had a year to plan and I kept changing my mind, so probably just two months ago, I decided everything that I wanted to do. And now we are scrunching all the actual planning and booking into a couple short months.
Yesterday we had our engagement pictures. I think they turned out great. Our photographer was supposed to start working on them ASAP, cause we have yet to send our invites out. They will be out before September 1st. I know we are cutting it close, but out here where I live people honestly send their wedding invites out like two weeks before their wedding. So with a little less than a month notice, I will have plenty of time. I let my out of town guests know ahead of time of course.
I am also going crazy cause if you remember from my previous post I am having an acquaintance DJ our wedding, he is doing it for free to get the experience, but in my mind it's just a disaster waiting to happen.
You see if you don't know me let me tell you a little something, I am a worrier. I worry worry worry about everything until it makes me sick. But do i stop? Nope, I sure don't. And that is why I call myself a crazy bride to be.
So let me worry for a minute....
-envelopes still need to be stuffed
-s'mores bar supplies still need to be bought
-dress still needs to be altered
-rings still need to be picked up
-officiant still needs to see my ceremony plan
-we need to get our marriage license
-we need to order our cake topper and GM gifts
-we need to finalize centerpieces
-we need to have bridals taken
-we need to finalize menu
-we need to get kids tables supplies
-picture slide show needs to be finalized
-ring bearer gift still needs to be bought
-ties still need to be bought
-cake decorator needs to see cake idea (meeting with her tomorrow!!)
HOLY COW!! ONE MONTH!!
So excited, My fiance is the best and I know he still absolutely adores me even though I am this crazy bride to be. He came up to me and said hello MRS. MCKENNA and I got butterflies. He is so amazing and can always bring me back to earth if I am getting too crazy.
OH P.S. MY BRACES ARE STILL ON!!! I had to do engagement pictures with braces, SICK, I didn't smile with teeth.
Anyways, I better get some sleep, I have been having crazy wedding dreams lately...
-I had a dream that nobody would hold the sparklers up for our sparkler send off.
-Also that for the dinner everyone was gnawing on frozen meatballs. SUCH A NIGHTMARE.
Anyways goodnight ladies. Don't be crazy like me.
Groom's Wedding Gift
Customized Zippo Lighter
I ordered my FH's gift online @ etsy.com.
The price was right and the engraving with his last name looks wonderful!!
The shipping was also super fast!
So excited to give it to him!!
Getting Stuff Checked Off the List
So I made the bags for my Bridesmaids gifts, just with stuff I bought from Michael's. I personalized each girls back with their name.
I have one more bag that isn't shown, cause I ran out of letters.
4th Pictures is part of the BM's gift, it's their necklace they are going to wear.
5th Picture, I picked up my FH's ring and he NEEDED to try it on. He loves it and it looks great on him.
6th Picture is part of the BM's gift, I bought them each a VS lipgloss and To finish off the gift I am going to get them travel sized Redken hairsprays and some VS lotion.
I think it's a wonderful gift and I know each of the girls will enjoy it!
So I have 37 Days until the wedding and stuff is getting crazy. I hope it will all come together just how I have been dreaming of.
and p.s. I might not have engagement pictures done or my invites ordered, but tonight I got all my envelopes printed and addressed. It does feel good, I wish I had them out by now though. I will have them out by September 1. Good thing I am not really inviting anyone coming from out of town. This has been the most stressful thing about the wedding so far.
Getting Stuff Done
I took ccranetobe's advice and I took a long, deep breath and calmed down. Everything is going to get done, I just need to break my list up do small things at a time.
So tonight I went and found some wedding stuff and got some prices.
Found the toss garter, its the bottom one, it's hard to see but its dark purple and white.
Found the serving set, it was cheap but I plan on adding some ribbon or gems or something to it to make it a little more special.
And then I finally found some fuel cells for my S'mores bar. I found them at Zurcher's, we bought both kinds that they had to try them out. And we decided the one with the wick, that burns for 6 hours is going to be the winner.
For the S'mores bar, my very talented father is going to make a long rectangle planter to set these in like the last picture. It is going to be GREAT. I am so excited and things are coming together!
I also ordered FH's wedding ring, it will be in next Wednesday. Does anyone know if you can engrave tungsten?? Probably not huh, cause it is so hard. Then we had my wedding bands custom made and I called on them today to see if they were ready and he said to give him another week. So next Wednesday Ill call and ask again.
As for now, the FH and I are headed to Sacramento/Newcastle, CA for his brothers wedding. It's going to be a LONG drive, good thing we are car pooling with his mom, step dad and little sister. So I will update on everything when I get back. (the last pic is my dress for his brother's outdoor wedding! what do you think?)
Anyways love you girls!
I Feel Like I'm Going Crazy!
So with 46 days until the wedding, I feel like I just can't get anything done. Maybe it's because I just sit here and think about EVERYTHING that has to be done and I just get super overwhelmed!
Plus it doesn't help that all I keep thinking about is our honeymoon, which isn't until March 2011. There is so much I need to do with that too. Ahhh...
I STILL haven't done our engagement pictures, well, because I am super self conscious about me teeth and I still have my braces on. URGH....If I don't get these off at my appointment on Thursday, then I will have to have pics done with braces which PISSES me off!! But we HAVE TO get these invites out. People are already started to ask when the wedding is.
Then hopefully I can get my dress altered really quick cause I need to do my bridals! Ahhh...How much more can I cram into 46 days. Just wondering?
Still don't know how the heck I am going to do my centerpieces. I want to be unique...but unique right now is a HUGE pain. LOL.
Have to buy ties for ALL the boys. 12 Ties from a specialty store in Utah. When am I going to have time to drive to UT!?
Freak, this is all just a lil overwhelming, and it's just a little more overwhelming when no one is WANTING to help you. Seriously who do I have to help me!? Nobody gives a crap.
Got our toasting flutes for the reception
I ordered them off of etsy and the seller was SO wonderful to work with! I love our toasting flutes.
Seller is Laserbird on etsy