Saturday, February 28, 2009
Basically, we're doing a 3-tiered cake that has the lyrics to our first dance song going around it.
It will be with white buttercream icing. The lyrics will be in blue and will say, "Whenever it comes on, I just think of you and everything you do. You're my one my from now on, You're my first love song."
The top layer: Funfetti
Middle Layer: White
Bottom Layer: Chocolate
We're also having a sheet cake that will be 1/2 chocolate and 1/2 white!
Monday, February 23, 2009
We also found our FG dress!! We got it at JC Penney's on sale for $35! Score! :)
Thursday, February 19, 2009
Unfortunately, I won't know for sure if they can officiate until Sunday when we have our congregation meeting.
Fingers crossed this all works out.
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Until today. When we received a letter in the mail from the church (we're members) saying that they are in the process of "dissolving" the relationship between the pastors and the congregation.
Guess who is getting up early on their day off to call the church and get all of this straightened out. Ugh. I'll keep you updated!
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
buy BM shoes, finalize GM attire, order tuxes, buy FG dress, buy FG shoes, buy reception shoes
Meet with pastors 2-3 more times, send ceremomy musician music, go over music with her, send in paper for the rehearsal, pay balances for everything
Buy container to put utensils in, buy punch bowl, buy pop, order tablecloths and alcohol, buy snack foods, make slide show, make fabric squares for the tables, pay balances
meet with cake baker, finalize cake design, pay balances
meet with DJ to finalize selctions, pay balance
make master list of photos, make a list of pictures to take in order, pay balance
print off invitations, print off reply cards, print off inserts, mount inserts, stamp reply card envelopes, address reply card envelope, assemble invitations, stamp envelopes, address envelopes, stamp "LOVE" stamp to act as seal, finalize program designs, print monogram on front of programs, tie ribbon on programs
buy GM gifts, buy Jon's gift, buy gift cards for parents, buy RB gift, buy guest book attendant/cake cutters gift, buy candy, mount monogram on coral, put monogram on favor boxes, fill boxes
fax info to limo company, pay balance
It's progress, I'm tellin ya!
We had another meeting with our pastors to go over the premarital questionnaires. We actually finished the questionnaires so we're clear to get married! Yay! Next time we meet with them we will start going over the details of the ceremony. We will probably do that next month so we can make sure we get all the deatils worked out in plenty of time. :)
Today, my super nice bosses let me go home 1.5 hours early for my birthday (Their idea to let me go home early--they're so nice!). So with my extra time, I finally got to making a list of the pictures we want taken. I also tried to map out what pictures we would take before and after the ceremony. So yay for another check!
We're hoping to meet with the cake baker on Feb. 28th. So that would conclude our February list of to-dos. Fingers crossed she can meet that day!
Countdown: 5 months, 1 week, 1 day
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Here is my engagement ring and the wedding band together! I think they look perfect together!
This is Jon's band!
It felt so real today when they came in! One great big CHECK!
Countdown: 5 months, 2 weeks
Saturday, February 7, 2009
It started off the person who did my alterations cut my dress all the way above my knees. (I blame this on watching some wedding show before I went to sleep and the bride had THE shortest dress I've ever seen, period.) So the dress was so short that when I DID MY BUSTLE FOR THE CEREMONY (wtf?!) that you could see my ass. I started freaking out until one of my BMs (who I've never seen before in my life) said she would walk right behind me down the aisle so no one would know.
So it's time to go down the aisle with my dad and he runs me down the aisle and just leaves me there.
I'm standing at the altar and Jon is on the upper level (These altar has 2 stories? lol) And the pastor says, "Jon and his 3 groomsmen..." only we have 5 groomsmen and so did Jon in my dream.
And then my alarm went off.
Countdown: 5 months, 19 days
Thursday, February 5, 2009
Here is the reception card--telling guests how to get from the church to the reception venue. It also provides directions if guests are just going straight to the reception.
And finally, here is the directions card with directions to the church and a map.
Funny thing is I had these all done before my computer bit the dust. And no matter what I did, the maps came out blurry and very small. I'm not sure what changed, but when I made the new map and put it on the inserts the map came out perfect. *shrugs*
In a few weeks, we'll get these mounted onto the coral cardstock.
I just got an email from Target saying that the last pair of shoes just got shipped today so they should be here within a few days.
The next thing on the to do list is to set up meetings with the cake baker and the pastors.
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
Here is her gift all packaged up. Jon said,"Did you buy it that way? It looks like a gift that was already packaged!" I guess that means I did really well! lol
Here are the contents of her gift. Small plates for crackers/snacks, a notebook, wine charms, coasters, a wine stopper, and napkins. I put all of these items inside a wine bag to tie the whole theme together.
In non-related wedding news again, my ole trusty computer got a bad virus in it and bit the dust hardcore. It would cost just as much to fix it as it would to get a new computer--so that's exactly what I did. Therefore, I lost all my wedding stuff that I had done...which sucks. The big one. I also only have a 60 day trial of Microsoft Office now. I'm planning on buying the program, but I'm not sure when I'll get around to doing that, so I went ahead and printed off our invitations and reply cards. I had to start them all from scratch again. I got them all printed off...and then realized that instead of putting the reply date as July 1st, I accidently typed the 21st. I checked the card before I hit print...A HUNDRED TIMES..but I didn't catch it until today. So I improvised and made my own response cards from scratch. Pictures to come soon. Here are the updated invitations that are all printed out:
Countdown: 5 months, 22 days!