Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Cue the Music

Tonight I was bored, and Jon and I had talked about music for the wedding last night, so I decided to use my good friend Google and see what I could find. I found a great website called makeweddings.com. If you use the DJ Planning tool, it has lists of playlists for you to choose from (i.e. Garter tossing songs, Prelude Songs). I printed off lots and LOTS of list for Jon and I to go over. But here are some songs I like (with *'s next to them), and songs we have already chosen.

CEREMONY
Prelude:
Come Away With Me-Norah Jones *
Bless the Broken Road-Rascal Flatts
You and I-Jim Brickman/Michelle Wright *
When I Said I Do-Clint & Lisa Hartman Black
Only Hope-Mandy Moore *

Mother's Walking In:
The Notebook Theme-Aaron Zigman *

Entrance of Bridal Party: Canon in D-Pachelbel
Entrance of Bride: Bridal Chorus-Richard Wagner
Lighting of Unity Candle: Nothing Else Matters-Metallica or I Wanna Be Your Everything-Keith Urban (We're leaning more towards Metallica)Recessional: Wedding March-Mendelssohn

RECEPTION
Bridal Party Entrance: Undecided
First Dance Song: Me and You- Kenny Chesney
Bridal Party Song: Feels Like Home-Chantel Kreviazuk*
I'll Be-Edwin McCain*
Father/Daughter Dance: Ready, Set, Don't Go-Billy Ray Cyrus
Mother/Son Dance: Undecided
Cake Cutting Song: Sugar, Sugar-The Archies*
Pour Some Sugar on Me: Def Leppard*
Bouquet Toss: Wishin & Hopin-Ani DeFranco
Garter Toss: Undecided
Last Dance: This Year's Love-David Gray*
Thank You-Dido*

DINNER SONGS:
Undecided

MUST PLAY LIST:
Don't Stop Believing-Journey
Family Tradition-Hank Williams Jr.
My Best Friend-Tim McGraw
*Whichever BP Dance we decide not to use will still be played*
My First Love Song-Luke Bryan

DO NOT PLAY LIST:
Macarena
Chicken Dance
Cha Cha Slide
YMCA
Shout!

Keep in mind, we haven't went over many of these together. These are just songs I like. I want to of course, see what Jon likes too! But still, it feels great to get this a little more concrete.

Monday, July 28, 2008

Update on List & Other stuff

CEREMONY DECORATIONS
Guest book
Pen
Pew Bows
Flowergirl basket
Ring bearer pillow
Bubbles
Bubbles basket

Programs (We have a prelim design, but nothing finalized)
Programs basket
Unity Candle
Unity Candle holder


RECEPTION DECORATIONS
Wedding party flutes
Bride & Groom flutes
Cake server set
Cake topper
Centerpiece 1: Mirrors, voltives
Centerpiece 2: Vase candle, voltives
Petals
Card box (We only need batting, foam core, and pictures)
Mint bowls
Table cloths
Serving Bowls & Trays (For CH)
Decorative marbles
Confetti

Head table decorations (We have vases, but no flowers yet)
Favor Boxes
Favor candy
Tuxedo mints
Plates (big & small)
Cutlery
Napkins
Picture frames
Cups
Bathroom baskets & Supplies
CH food (We're going to provide that.)
Arch
Flowers for Arch
Punch bowl

STATIONARY (Supplies)
Strathmore Paper
White cardstock
Ribbon

Stamp & Ink
Envelopes (Invites & Reply Cards)
Monogram Stickers
Address Labels
Post Cards

Stamps
Envelopes (Thank you cards)

STATIONARY (MAKE)
Save the Date's (Prelim done)
Invitations
Programs (Prelim done)
Thank You Cards

ATTIRE
Gown
Veil
Shoes
Garter
Throwing Garter
Hankie
Penny
Emergency kit
Cute, fun things ;)
BM dresses
BM shoes
BM jewelry
FG dress
FG shoes
Jon's Tux
GM tuxes
GM Shoes
Cufflinks
Tiara
Outfit for morning of

OLD: pearls
NEW: dress
BORROWED: tiara
BLUE: garter

FLOWERS
Bride's Bouquet
BM Bouquets
FG Petals
Groom's Bout
Bouts
Corsages
Toss Bouquet


MISC
Wedding Bands
Marriage License
Jon's Gift
Attendant Gifts
Parents' Gifts
Honeymoon
Outfits for: Bridal Shower, Bach. party, rehearsal, honeymoon

This past Friday marked a year until the wedding!! We spent it together...kind of lol. Two of our best friends got married on Saturday. We were both in the wedding party so Friday night was the rehearsal followed by the rehearsal dinner. Beautiful wedding! Simply beautiful!

As for our wedding, we have a few purchases we're making within the next week:
*Cups
*Extra napkins
*My cutesy day of attire *wink wink* from Customizedgirl :) :)

I think our next big scavenger hunt will be for a wedding arch. Followed by really cute clear plates for the reception. Aside from that...I start DIY'ing stuff in 2 weeks. Yayy!!

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Flowers are here!!

They came in yesterday!! They look gorgeous!!




Side view of my bouquet


Top view


BM Bouquet top


My 5 BM Bouquets

My toss bouquet

FI's Bout
Everyone else's bout


Corsages
And I'm meeting with a travel agent on August 7th to talk about HM options! The same day I'm making our unity candle!! :)

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Save the Date Preliminary Design



Today I decided to try and design a Save the Date for us. We're doing postcards. We're hand delivering most of them, but mailing them to OTT guests of course. I really like this design..I wouldn't be surprised if this is the one that we choose to go with. I love that it is simple and yet really cute.

Monday, July 7, 2008

New Buys, Flowers Update, and Wedding Nightmares

The past few weeks we've managed to make some great purchases related to the wedding. Since we are DIY'ing a lot of things and adding personalized details to a lot of things, the buying part is easy...the rest will take more time. Here is a list thus far of things we've bought lately:

*Cake Topper
*Beads and wire (for BP flutes)
*Confetti
*Candles for Unity Candle
*Unity Candle Holder

We've ordered blue paper for the pocketfold invitations as well. The paper was on sale at Hobby Lobby, but they didn't have enough paper for us. So they ordered us some and they should be in on Friday. *fingers crossed* We're also on the look out for an arch. Wal-Mart has an empty space for one that is $24.95 and we're just waiting for them to put them out.

Also, Mom and I have decided to DIY our pew bows. That's right. Another DIY project to add to the list.We're going to use pale yellow ribbon and put a mini coral gerbera daisy. Or we may flip and use blue ribbon and a pale yellow gerbera daisy. Nothing is finalized on that yet.

I checked Etsy today and found pictures of our BM bouquets. They are absolutely amazing! I'm just so excited to actually get them! Flowers are such a huge thing and I'm so fortunate that I'm getting this done early, and so far, they are beyond anything I could have imagined.

A year and 3 weeks til the wedding and I had my first wedding nightmare. Basically it boils down to the flowers weren't sent to the reception hall properly. (Why were they even supposed to go to the reception hall?!) When we arrived at the reception, we didn't know anyone there. When I tried to get to my phone to call my friends to see what was going on, none of my friends names were in my phone. There was no DJ. No food. AWESOME. Let's hope since I'm having them so early, that means they will get out of my system sooner. *fingers crossed*

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Pictures thus far! Including Invitation Mock up 1!











Ashley, I finally got pictures of my mock up invitation! It's very much in its baby stage. But, I wanted to make sure that the dimensions I figured up were accurate and they are! The reception and directions inserts are just on computer paper I cut down to size cuz I was messing with resizing it. But I think they are going to look great! And, I mean, we can use the envelopes that come in the invitation kit and everything!











Voilia! We are making a pale yellow belly band for all of them. As well as a monogram sticker:










We've also managed to buy:

*Toasting flutes for us:

* Small blue plates
*Blue lunch napkins
Both from Wal-Mart..for $6!
*Small coral plates
*Coral lunch napkins

Both will be for the cake! So glad there are a few more things we can check off! Now, if only we can find a ton of pale yellow thick ribbon for our belly bands. Hm...
One year ago today, I officially became engaged to my soulmate! :)

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Ok, update!

-Flowers are paid for. Anxiously awaiting for the first pictures! So excited!
-Deposit is paid for. Waiting for the confirmation email package.
-Change of church plans. We just couldn't deal with the idea of having our wedding at 1:30 in the afternoon AT THE LATEST. So, we found a gorgeous church. I teared up when I saw it. Called and talked to the preacher. Ended up talking to him for probably 25 minutes on Monday. And here I am! New member of the church and everything! Woo!

Oh and...it's JULY!! That's right! We get married in a year and 3 weeks! Goodness!!