Here’s the one I sent right after I sent them stuff in the mail asking them to be bridesmaids and they had all said yes at this point!
I hope all of you have received the cards I mail out on Tuesday. Sorry it took so long to let all of you know (even though there are still 10 full months before the big day!). I had to wait for E to decide how many groomsmen he wanted (4 apparently). =)
I thought I’d send an email with everyone names and phone number/email addresses so you could all keep in touch if need be.
S – maid of honor –
C – bridesmaid
V – bridesmaid –
A- bridesmaid –
Me (future DNA (how weird!)) – bride –
I’m apparently the only one without a gmail address, I do use it though! =)
Anyways, for those of you who don’t know, you can pick your own black dresses. The consensus is that they be short. Not like short short, but tea length up to around your knee. Shoes are also up to you, I think C wants purple shoes so that is also an option! I have purple ones, but whatever you ladies feel comfortable in is fine with me. (see dress example: & linky). Since prom season will be here soon, I’m sure there will be lots of sales and then Homecoming season will also have lots of options I’m sure.
S has been hard at work for the bridal shower, I think she’s picked a date (October 20th I think) and a venue (somewhere near her) so that’s one thing you ladies don’t really have to think about. She’ll be able to tell you more about it than I can.
About the wedding, it’s Saturday, Blah blah here in Pgh. The ceremony will be at my church (name and linky) and the reception will be down the road at the(name and linky). Colors are purple/silver/black. We will be inviting about 110 people, so it won’t be too huge. I’m hoping for snow, but we shall see. There will be two flower girls & two ring bearers and at least one reader. I’m thinking the ceremony will be around 3 o’clock and the reception to start around 5. I’m not planning on having a “head” table. I feel that it is unfair for all of you to not be able to sit with your significant others. The majority of them won’t know anyone but me and E anyway so I don’t want them to have a miserable time and have to sit by themselves. =)
As for things I’m going to need help with, as S already knows, is making 150 paper flowers, I think they are going to be the bouquets instead of real flowers (budget friendly). I will also need help when the time gets closer to make the favors, they are going to be hot chocolate mix. I have some ideas already, but I’ll need some assembly buddies! =) I will also need help assembling all of my centerpieces, I already have all the supplies they are just hanging out in some boxes (shout out to S for finding 14 vases for me!). I also plan to spray paint some picture frames I bought at Ikea. That’s a summer project before it gets cold again. Same with assembling the invitations. I’m designing them myself with the help of Adobe Illustrator, but I think I’m going to tie them all together with some silver ribbon and that’ll take some time. I’m sure I’ll come up with more as the day draws closer. I promise I’ll supply the wine for these sessions! Maybe food too! =) V you are immune to this since you live 500 miles away! =) I may need your help with something else though. I’ll let you know in another email when I figure out the details.
Haha, it would appear that I rambled, I’m sorry!
I don’t think any of you wonderful ladies has ever been a bridesmaid before so I’m super pumped and I hope you are too! If you for whatever reason feel like you would rather not be a bridesmaid that is entirely okay, I promise. We’ll chat about it. =) If anyone has any concerns about anything, please let me know. I’m trying to make it as stress free for everyone involved as possible!
I’m excited all of you will be there to share my special day (and all of the days leading up to it!).
Lots of love!!!!