- 6 years ago
- Wedding: November 2012
VERY LONG BUT NEED SOME HELP 🙂
Pearls and ruffles.. i love pearls not so much glitz so im having as many garlands of pearls as possible around me without looking tacky at my wedding lol. ivory white and gold. I want vintage but not dated.
So this whole wedding experience so far has just been in an insane rollercoaster. Thankfully my health is intact.. mental physical and emotional. The hubs is over in afghanistan so I’m flying solo until he comes back in March (fingers crossed he gets home earlier). Family is definitely a Godsent in a time like this when your going at this all alone and you have wonderful people who are going to be there for you to fill those shoes for the time being. The wedding is a little less than a year away so when he gets back he will be able to the fun stuff like menu sampling and cake tasting and invitation send (ha!). But for me, i got the brunt of the load right now. even with the help of the parents, choosing everything is just so blah to me.. maybe its because the hubs isnt around or maybe its because i still got a ways to go. I got the big things done but im just stuck in a rut for a few things.
Church&Venue: My mom and dad are both helping to pay for the reception which i definitely had to settle for because the place i would have wanted would be 170 pp (Westmount Country Club in NJ)… and for my mom and dad (even for me and hubs) thats outrageous money that would have to fall from the sky to be able to pay that off considering I have cut my list to a little over 200 and thats pretty much just family. So mucho dinero for that!. but low and behold I found something my style that I’m absolutely inlove with (The Westwood, NJ) its not a fancy schmancy place ..well not compared to The Westmount or the Crystal Plaza in livingston, but its me =] so I’m Happy. The church is a beautiful old church in Elizabeth (Our Lady of Fatima) neighborhood isnt great but it was the first church that came to my head when i started to plan my wedding and it make sense becuase I’m portuguese the hubs is hispanic and there is a lot of that going around in the area =]
My wedding dress, Jenna by Maggie Sottero.. i LOVE IT!!!! i actually bought it off of wedding bee from a former bride because to me I didnt want to spend full price knowing the exact same dress was out there for sale from another bride for half the price! It stills needs a couple of personal touches to make it MINE but thats in the works
Bouquets, I’m making myself and my girls brooch bouquets. I have made one so far… i have 8 girls so thats 9 i have to make but it didnt take me very long maybe 2 and half hours for the first one… and all brooches were bought on eBay so im saving several hundred on flowers because also centerpiece candelabras are included with my venue (just want i wanted xD)
Boutonniere: i bought a bundle of dried wild flowers that i was goin to incorporate into the bouquets but they just look so lovely plain that im making the groomsmen and any other boutonieres out of them.. cant wait to see what they come out looking like!
Photographer: Me and my coworker ( met this year and is pretty much me) are getting married two weeks or so apart from eachother!. so we’re going together to see if we can a good package deal!
DJ.. i’m going with a family friend who has done so many of our big occasion birthdays and such and has fantastic music.. (perks of having a HUGE family everyone knows someone haha)
Bridesmaid dresses… Watters 7716 for half my girls and 716 for the others all in Tandoori. we didnt order them yet we are waiting a few months some of my girls want to get wedding ready before getting meausured which is fine with me =] …I’m hoping my dress needs to be taken it as well xD
Tuxedos: welll…. nothing special they are going to rent.. just havent been able to get my hubs in one yet so hopefully we can get that asap when he gets home..
Thats what i have so far.. and so far so good, I know there are a few things im missing but hopefully with this overview bees can give me some pointers toward the other stuff.. I’m starting to get wedding blahs and i dont want to start half assing the planning of my wedding
Wedding Favors: i want something practical but not something you see so often and of course the best price always wins my heart! tehe
Shoes: My hubs is already a couple inches shorter than me so i want to keep them flat but cute flats are very hard to come by espcially bridal flats.. looking for ivory or nude
Makeup and Hair: one of my bridesmaids is a hair dresser she wants to do my hair.. but im scared its not going to give her enough time to get ready as well
BRidesmaid gifts: i love pearls and i want my girls wearing them for my wedding but i dont want fartsy pearls i want something unique and fresh having a hard time finding something good
Groomsmen gifts: I HAVE NO FRIGGIN IDEA!!
Mother and Father gifts: what is the norm for these types of gifts
The more DIY stuff the more i like it because not only is it a personal touch but im also on a budget with EVERYTHING we are moving a week or so after the wedding so i dont want to empty my pockets on this
Dont hold back ladies lay it on me!! x0x0x0 Thanks!