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Sunday, March 21, 2010

Crazy Busy But Great Week Ahead!!

Hard to believe that when I started this blog, (to be able to remember the adventure after it is over), that we had 88 days to go...well today marks 20 days! That is completely insane to me! In 20 days we will be married! :o)
Most of the stuff is done I am thankful to report. We are waiting till the absolute last minute to book the honeymoon and hoping that we get a great last minute deal. Wednesday we are going to get our marriage license and both of our bach parties are this coming weekend! We decided to do them on the same night so that neither of us has to sit at home while the other one has all the fun haha
Yesterday his day drove down here from where he lives and got measured for his tux. My dad has already gone so now I am happy to say ALL of the men have now successfully been fitted!
The bridesmaids dresses had to be ordered and they are supposed to be in on Friday. So we will be picking them up then. I'm a little antsy cause it seems to be cutting it close but according to the lady we ordered them from it will be plenty of time as long as my bridesmaids don't drag their feet about picking them up. Guess this is where I crack the proverbial whip! haha j/k
They all know what day they are in and my far away friend/bridesmaid will be here already for the bachelorette party so there won't be an issue on that front. I am beyond excited for it to happen. We are having the lingerie shower at my sister's apartment at 7, then afterward all us ladies are headed downtown for dinner at a favorite restaurant and then hitting downtown :o)
We are also supposed to be getting a hotel room for a sleepover and also so no one has to worry about being the DD.
I crossed another big check off my list this past week.....ordering all the flowers! We are making all the bouquets ourselves :o)
I know there are a lot of smileys in this post but that is how I feel about all the things that are FINALLY coming together!
As far as food for the reception we did finally make a decision. Since the wedding is outside we wanted to go with a more casual feel, such as sundresses and light slacks so we are going the same direction with the food. We were going to get 6ft sub sandwiches from Walmart but my mom and dad discovered that if we get the fixings from Sam's Club and make them ourselves it would probably be cheaper. Hence my mom and I took another trip over there and priced things ourselves and found it to be around half price if we make them ourselves. So roll up your sleeves and get to slicing bread! My bridesmaids are also pitching in and each making something. Mandi is making a pasta salad with tomato's, Trina is making this huge batch of dip called "Buffalo Dip" the best dip you will EVER eat in your life, to go with all the chips. And I think Beth (sister) is making Oreo balls. I have never actually had them but the way she described them sounded amazing. Of course we are having a cake which is being made for us by a lady who does it out of her home for far cheaper than a bakery would charge. Trust me I know cause we checked there first haha
This week is actually going to be super busy so I am sure there will be another post that follows.

Monday, picking hairstyles and buying a pair of jeans for my bach party to go with my bach shirt . The sister should be accompanying me for all this.
Tuesday, something can't remember at the moment, and coffee with a friend for a much needed catch-up.
Wednesday, marriage license, lunch with sister and mom for sisters b-day (which is Wednesday) then dinner with sister and friends for her birthday.
Thursday, hair appointment with mom, while she has hers done I will also be having my wedding hair run through to try to pick a style.
Friday, picking up bridesmaids dresses with the bridesmaids, lingerie shower, bachelorette party.
Saturday and Sunday, hopefully just relaxing after such a super busy week!
And in between all of this...finding time to workout and hit the gym!!!

What about you? What kind of errands and craziness just this upcoming week hold for any of you??

Sorry for the ridiculously long post haha but so much has been happening it seems!
Happy Bride to Be,

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

First Wedding Gift!!!! And Wedding Dress!!!

So the past two days have been exceptionally awesome! Yesterday I had my appt at David's Bridal with my mom and sister. I tried on about 8-10 dresses and it came down to two different ones. One was $399 and the other was on sale for $199. I tried them both on several times and got to the one that I was leaning toward and tried it on for the third time...and the sales girl who was helping me asked "That was on the sale rack, right?" We go "yeah it says $199 on the tag"
Her reply "It is actually on sale for $99." My immediate response was "Sold!"
haha that truly helped me make up my mind as it doesn't even need to be altered. Not to mention the fact that as soon as my mother helped me into it and I turned around she started tearing up. That is the only dress that she had that reaction too. It reminded her of a dress I had when I was little for some reason. Even my little sister teared up at me in the dress. It is beautiful!! The dress was originally $699. I have no idea at all why it was so steeply discounted but thank God that it was! He truly blessed me with an amazing deal right when I needed one!

I also found my garter :) Jason will be pleased with that one! haha

We also went and got some more stuff for the wedding :o)

Things are really coming together!!!

Saturday, March 6, 2010


Super excited so just had to post really quickly. Got our picture back from Staples, that we are using as our guestbook and it looks amazing! I am super happy with the way that it turned out and cannot wait to hang it in our house!



Have to start off by saying that today is beautiful!!! I actually got to open my windows and air out the house :o)
Sitting here on my couch with the breeze blowing over me and....I am wearing shorts!!

I have been worrying over this nasty weather since we only have 35 days (eeek!) until the wedding and it is OUTSIDE! But this entire week is supposed to be in the 60's and 70's so YES!!!

These past three days have been ridiculously productive...

My mom went with me the first two days and then the third day I was off by myself :(
Not so much fun having to make decisions by yourself and relying upon picture messages lol
So we got all the bubbles, all the plates, all the cups, all the napkins, I found the flipflops for myself and the bridesmaids. Also found the bags for the bridesmaids, the earrings, the other secret gift for them :)

And I got the white fish gravel for the centerpieces, checked on getting the goldfish that I will need. Dropped off our picture at Staples to be blown up (to use as our "guest book"), got my dress for the bridal shower and the white cardigan to go over it. I also got the scoops and the vases for our candy bar that we having as our favors. To be honest I can't remember all of the stuff I got. But tons of it got accomplished! And my dad is supposed to get fitted for his tux today!

Today I am off to shop for my soon to be niece's birthday which is the day after our wedding and to pick up our picture from Staples. Also to Hobby Lobby to pick up another decoration for the tables and to meet up with one of my bridesmaids ;o)

I'll write more soon!