Saturday, March 13, 2010

The time has come!!

Now I have the poem from Alice in Wonderland stuck in my head.


I can't believe this day is finally here. The 15 months(!!!) of preparation all led up to this moment and I am so excited!!

Thank all of you for reading my blog and commenting. It's been a wonderful ride! I will see all of you after our honeymoon in Hawaii when I will begin recaps starting with the bachelorette party last weekend.

Congratulations to all of you other brides getting married this weekend too!!!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

DIY win and fail...

Let's do the win first, because it's happier (sure why not, we'll go with that). My tossing bouquet was something that I wanted to be different than normal. Everyone has been to a wedding and wanted to catch the bouquet and maybe you have caught one (I did once). At our wedding, I am giving all of our single ladies a bouquet to catch. Each flower in the "bouquet" will be its own bouquet. Here's what I did...

Take 20 parts flowers...

And add equal parts of ribbons along with some scissors.

With a snip, snip here and a little sweat there, the idea takes shape.

Each bouquet was tied with a ribbon and I let the strings hang because I thought it was adorable and fun. Here is how they turned out all together.
When the time comes to throw, I will hold them all together like one bouquet, but then they will separate and then every girl can catch one (hopefully, as long as there are only 20 or so girls to toss to).

So that's my DIY win, now for the fail. My card box did not turn out how I wanted it to, so I went to Michaels and bought one. I'm the bride, I'm allowed to do that if I want to.

In other news, I got my dress back from the seamstress today!! Yay!!! Now she is hanging in my room, teasing me that I get to wear her soon. Argh!!

I have one more day of work left! Whoopee!! And then I can devote my few remaining days to getting everything together and trying to remain calm. Good luck to me.

I am in the process of getting the bachelorette pictures together, so don't worry, that post is still on it's way (although might not come until after we get back from our honeymoon).

4 days!!!

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Time to party!!

Getting ready for my bachelorette party!! I will post pictures when I've recovered (and by that I mean catch up on sleep). :-D

Friday, March 5, 2010

Thanking my parents

I spent MONTHS thinking of how to properly thank my parents for everything they have done. I just couldn't find the right token to show my appreciation until I was checking out my recommendations on Amazon. As soon as I saw these two, I knew exactly what I was giving my parents.

For my mom:
This is our favorite children's book. She bought me a copy a couple of years ago, so now she has her own copy to read her grandchildren someday (no, no surprises, it's going to be a couple of years).

For my dad:
When I was younger, I used to dance on Dad's feet all of the time. After seeing the cover of this book (and with the last couple pages being wedding related) I knew this would be perfect.

Showing your appreciation to your parents doesn't have to be grand and showy, even the smallest or seemingly silly thing can mean the most to them. :-)

8 days!!!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Weather update

One thing I forgot to add onto my last post, with the wedding being within's 10-day forecast, I was able to check out what it will be doing on our day.

Unfortunately, right now this is it:
Sad Panda

We want to do our pictures at the lake because it is a beautiful location. We do have a back up plan, but would rather not use it. I know the weather can change in between now and then and I REALLY hope that it does.

Pray for now rain Friday and Saturday!!

Single digits!! *happy dance*


So much is going on right now that I haven't really had time to blog! Sorry!

On Tuesday, my granny came over and we had a work party. We spent the evening putting tags on bracelets and ribbons on bubbles. I took pictures with my phone so you can kind of see what we were doing.

I had to print out 250 little tags and then punch holes in all of them to put the ribbon through.


Granny, my sister, and her fiance spent the evening threading the tags onto ribbon and then tying them around the bracelets. All 250!!


It took a while, but we got all of them done.


Then I got to working on the bubbles. I ended up getting all of the red ribbon done, which is only half, but now I only have half left. It's not so bad I guess.

I could have made it a lot easier on myself by just tying a not and clipping the ends short, but the bows were so cute! (Not that you can see them very well in the picture, but oh well. Take my word for it!)

This week I've been going through my closet and I finally decided to just pick an outfit for each day of the week until the wedding. Then I could take the rest of my clothes over to our new house. I was shocked when my clothes went from filling two rods to being about a foot thick on ONE rod!!
Might not be easy to see in the picture, but the small amount of clothes on the left are the ones I am wearing this week and next. I had a "moment" and had to sit down and just stare at it. Where has the time gone!!? I only have 9 days left and a fairly long to do list left!!

It is going down though, here it what is left:
-Print poem for memorial table (will take two minutes)
-Take engraved vase to Your Marketplace (again, two minutes, minus travel time)
-Make card box (I need to find plain, red wrapping paper & an appropriate cardboard box
-Pick out young-ish pictures for under glass (mine are done, now I just need Nick's)
-Put ribbons on bubbles (only orange is left)
-Ribbons on tossing flowers (I have both, now I just need to sit down and do it)
-Decorate centerpieces (I need to get red floral paper to put around the pot)
-Make CD for DJ
-Make CD of prelude & postlude music
-Print vows & 'Union' poem on invitation paper (need to get Nick's vows)
-Finalize rehearsal dinner details (mostly done)
-Gifts to parents
-Pass out schedule to all involved (only have a few left to pass out)
-Pay videographer
-Buy reception food (doing this on saturday, we're doing a nacho bar!)
-Honeymoon itineraries to parents
-Get pedestals from Beth and Matt (bridesmaids is doing this)
-Pack bags for honeymoon!
-Prepare bag to take to wedding (with emergency kit)
-Guys' final fittings & pick up tuxes (next thursday)
-Rings cleaned (day before)
-Assign someone to be in charge of ring bearer's dish, flower, girl basket, etc.
-Designate someone to transport card box to McClelland
-Go to credit union for honeymoon, tip, & emergency money
-Paint fingernails & toenails
-Pick up rentals & pay balance (day before
-Set up ceremony (morning of day before)
-Set up reception (afternoon of day before)
-Gifts to bridesmaids (at rehearsal)
-Have someone pick up my bouquet and the memorial flowers (morning of)

Whew! Still a long list, but we'll get it done.

This weekend we're buying the food for the reception (like I said in the to do list) and it's my bachelorette party!! Stay tuned for THAT post and pictures!!

9 days!!!!