- 8 years ago
- Wedding: June 2011
We got engaged March 6, and chose our date pretty soon thereafter–June 25, 2011. I am a school counselor so we pretty much had to do the summer, and like someone else said a few months ago the “sound” of the date is really important to me. June 25th has such a wonderful ring to it!!
We chose our reception site/caterer/band pretty much right away and then took a break for a few weeks. Then I got my tonsils out on Tuesday and I’ve been ridiculously bored (and in pain) so I’ve been doing a lot of planning and reading to distract myself. I found these amazing shoes on sale–first actual wedding purchase–and I am still obsessed with them and look at the picture a few times a day: http://www.zappos.com/kate-spade-christa-african-violet-satin
So after I chose the shoes, things just started to become a lot more real to me. I chose colors (light green and violet) and I’ve started thinking more seriously about asking bridesmaids/MOH, booking photography, etc. We are trying to save 20% of our incomes every month to put towards the wedding, and booking stuff is helping me feel like that money is actually going somewhere (so I know how important it is!).
A question for you guys–how much is reasonable for makeup? I got a quote for $250 for my hair/makeup and $100 for each additional person’s hair & makeup. The person comes highly recommended and her work looks AWESOME. Have your quotes been very different?