Friday, June 24, 2011

double digits!

we have reached 99 DAYS in our wedding countdown! i remember when the countdown was in the 400s. i can't believe the double digits are finally here. let's take a moment to take this in....

breathe in...

breathe out...


no, really... if i had my wedding dress in my possession, i would have done this.

but since i don't have my wedding dress in my actual possession, tyler and i may or may not have done this today. don't judge us. you haven't seen our mad skills... yet. that's what the reception is for. ;-)



Thursday, June 23, 2011

getting ready... with style...

so, i am the queen of livingsocial and groupon. and when i see deals on anything that could possibly be wedding related, i pounce. i saw a deal for cafepress, and my mind started racing with all the cool, personalized things i could get my bridesmaids. but then i started looking at prices and thought, "man! this ain't no vistaprint!"(where things are inherently cheaper). my $50 groupon just wasn't going to get me what i wanted for my girls... so i got selfish and started looking for myself.

behold, my getting ready ensemble. (to be paired with black yoga pants, because i'm gonna be in a corset and maybe spanx for the remainder of the day so i should probably start out with comfort in mind)...


i know they have things like this at victoria's secret, but i feel confident in my sexiness without having to label it on myself. aaaaaaaaand i can use the jacket to wear on the airplane (which will most likely be chilly) on our way to the bahamas (which will most definitely be warm and exotic and everything perfect)!

so, now that i have my outfit on its way, what are we waiting for?! 100 days seems like an ETERNITY right now.


Saturday, June 18, 2011

the end of the nightmares.

my dress fits. all is well in my world (as of right now). still not 100% confident about how i look in it. i still have some toning to do and some weight to lose, but even if that doesn't pan out quite how i'd like it to, the nightmares can stop, because IT FITS.

relief is finally setting in a little at a time.

105 days to go. :-D


Friday, June 17, 2011

i'm giving in, and they're going out.

i've battled whether or not to send out save the dates for quite some time now. well, i had my mind made up that it was a waste of money and completely unnecessary... but then i designed some and fell in love, so it just had to be done. now that they have FINALLY gone out (there's no turning back now!), so i will share it with you - my loyal blog readers!

i've also been saving this blog post until i finally got word that people were getting their save the dates, because i didn't want the surprise to be gone when they got them in their mailbox! so i've been on pins and needles waiting to get this blog post up, because i am legitimately beyond excited.

about the blasted little things...

i wanted a design that included pictures and nodded to some of the surprises in store for our wedding without giving away anything substantial, and i think i did just that. it was difficult, though, because we haven't done our engagement pictures yet, so we had to choose an amateur picture of us that was a good shot of both of us. and by "we had to choose", i mean i had to choose and tyler approved. even though we used a self-made pic of us, i don't think it took away from the design.

the only downside is, with official wedding almost invites going out, i had to trim back the guest list, which is more impossible than words can possibly convey. it hurt my feelings probably more than some of the people's feelings that i cut, and i hope there are no hard feelings, but there's only so much budget to go around! so if you didn't get one, please don't hound me about it. i might actually cry. and it might actually be lost in the mail. for real.


keeping budget in mind, i was really happy to find save the dates for next to nothing. i designed these on vistaprint and only had to pay a tiny additional fee to get some extras plus shipping! and since they are postcards, the postage charges to actually send them out were minimal. and we made hand delivery to as many nearby friends and family as we could. also, since i just graduated and had several thank you notes to mail out, i tucked some save the dates into many of the thank you cards i sent. it may be borderline tacky, but THAT, my friends, is how you work on a budget.


now presenting...

OUR save the date!

and i LOVE them!


Wednesday, June 15, 2011

centerpiece fail

so, i tried my hand at making a centerpiece.

and i failed.

it's awful when you have these grand plans in mind, but they never quite come to fruition how you hope. (sigh) at least i have a few other designs that i can work on to keep me busy and not make me feel like a complete failure.

in good news, however, save the dates have gone out, guest book and pen have been bought, invitations are being ordered today, linens are in the works, reception menu has been somewhat decided, and limo service has been booked! i've been a busy girl this week!

whoever thought i could take a bar review course and plan a wedding simultaneously? apparently, i can. and i'm rocking it. (at least in my mind i am...)


Wednesday, June 8, 2011

holy inflated guestlist, batman!

wedding woe. my guest list is HUGE. i am just looking for some reassurance from past brides. how many did you invite and how many actually showed up? i mean... i LOVE my friends and family but i'm probably going to be excited about getting some "sorry, we can't make it"s, because our venue for the reception simply won't hold the amount on our guest list. i mean, we have our people that we know won't make it, but we send them an invite anyways as a courtesy. but even with those people not counted, i'm starting to get a little worried.