I knocked this out pretty quickly. I love the gradient tool in Illustrator. I don't quite understand...
The Night Before...
and the first two nights as man and wife....
Just because we're getting married at our home doesn't mean we're staying here the night before or right after...well he'll be home the night before but me and my MOH will be staying in a nice hotel then Cliff and I will spend the first 2 nights as newly marrieds in the same room before we leave on our honeymoon on the 7th.
It has a king size bed and a jacuzzi! And a pull out couch for my MOH!
We've booked 3 nights at the Visitors Inn for $182.33 per night
Bonus! FMIL is paying for this for us cause she was going to pay for the venue and now that she doesn't have to do that she's helping us out in other ways.
This will be our look for our reception. All white, red and black.
We'll be adding kitkat bars to the candy buffet table.
Yes, he talked me into his grooms cake! He's a WWE nut! He wants a tag team champs belt with my name on one side and his on the other. Silly but could be cute, I guess.
Pissed off at our venue!
we'll just be getting married and having our party here! We went to pay the remainder of what we owed for the venue and they started adding all these fees and by the time they were done, the bill had almost tripled!
We've decided our house is big enough to do all this here. Hell, we're only having 20 guest plus us two plus the officiant so 23 all together. We can clean out the living room of furniture, get some folding chairs and do our wedding there in front of the fireplace then have the reception in the basement. We have 2 huge rooms down there. 1 can be set up for dinner and 1 for dancing.
We'll just get 3 or 4 tables for the meal and we can use our CD player for music.
Best part? It's free and we can decorate exactly like we want.
This is our cardbox. I showed my MOH a few pictures and this is what she made up. I love it!
This is how we'll be doing my parents memory table. I bought a corsage for my Mom and a boutonniere for my Dad and those will be on that table. Instead of 2 pics there will be 3, one of them each separately and their wedding pic in the center.
Tell me what you think of this Ladies? I think it's really cute and could be done cheaply enough.
This is what I have done! Yay!
-ask Maid of Honor/Best Man
- venue for ceremony and reception
- my dress
-Maid of honors dress
-Maid of honors shoes
-Maid of honors jewelery
-must have shots list
-both wedding bands
- flip flops
-Guitar for guestbook alternative
-Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue
-Wrote our vows
-wedding day schedule
-Maid of honor/Best mans gifts
Left To Do (updated)
obtain marriage license
design centerpieces and guest table design
design memory table
make/purchase card box
choose cake & hire baker
guest book pens
spot flowers - gift tables, memory table, cake table,
Book wedding night suite for us
Send out invitations
make checklists for packing for honeymoon
Schedule dress fitting
Purchase second dress
schedule hair and make up trial
research name change requirements
research insurance changes
get travelers checks for honeymoon
plan/schedule mani & pedi's
go with FMIL to purchase her dress
My MOH is making these for us. They will be very simple,
Repost of Wedding Day Schedule
I decided to repost this since I spent hours working on it last night! Ugh! Why is everything so hard to figure out?
8:30 AM- Wake up/shower/eat breakfast/leave for beauty treatments
10:00 AM-Start beauty appointments
12:45 PM- Leave salon with hair/makeup sone
1:15 PM- Arrive at hotel room
1:30 PM-Photograher arrives
1:30 PM- Photographer starts taking getting ready shots with bride/MOH
2:00 PM- Groom/BM dress, put on boutonnieres
2:00 PM- Start photography of groom, best man and family
2:30 PM Groom, best man and parents leaves for venue
2:45 PM- Bride leaves for venue
2:45 PM- Groom, best man, parents arrive at venue
3:00 PM- Bride, MOH, Uncle arrives at venue
3:05 PM- Line up for processional
3:15 PM- Ceremony
3:45 PM- Cermony Over
3:55 PM- Start photgraphy of couple together and group shots
4:45 PM- Photography ends
5:00 PM- Arrive at reception
5:10 PM- Wedding party announced
5:20 PM- First dance
5:35 PM- Dinner/mingle
6:20 PM- Start pouring drinks for toast
6:35 PM- Cake cutting/toasts
7:00 PM- Dancing
8:00 PM- Bouquet/garter toss
8:15 PM- Party!
11:00 PM- Last dance
11:10 PM- Couple says goodbye to parents
11:15 PM- The big send off!
11:20 PM- sleep for 2 days! LOL
I am gonna be so tired after all this!