Sunday, March 28, 2010

Mmmm food...

I have a caterer!  We are using Liza's Kitchen, one of my absolute favorite places for lunch. I don't have the menu set, but I'm pretty sure we are going to do heavy hors d’oeuvres instead of a plated dinner.  My mom and I decided that would give it a little bit more of a party feel, because John and I are definitely not formal.  Cat at Liza's was super nice and we're going to set up a time for a tasting to figure out just what yummies we'll have at the reception.  I know that we will have the puff pastries with baked brie and apples, it's one of my faves!

I got my bridesmaids cards in!  I absolutely love them!  Chris at Pink Hearts Paperie did a fabulous job, you should definitely go check her out for any of your invitation or stationary needs!  She has way more stuff than is listed in her store and is really awesome at making what you need.  I will post pictures soon, I'd like to give them to the girls first.

There is a store close by that is having a huge dress sale that I'm going to go check out.  I stopped by on Friday and they were closed, of course, and I've been trying to call to make an appointment.  I'll keep my fingers crossed that I'll find something fabulous for an awesome deal.

Woohoo for checking things off my list :D

Tuesday, March 23, 2010


It's been a while since I've updated, I have just been super busy and not done much wedding planning.  I  know that sounds strange coming from my crazy planning self.

I have a meeting with another caterer on Friday.  I am really thinking this is the place that I want to use, so cross your fingers!  It's my favorite brunch/sandwich place, so at first I didn't even think about using them for catering.  But since they are only open in the morning and early afternoon, they devote their evenings to catering big events.  I'm also thinking about having them cater brunch for my bridesmaids and family the day of the wedding.  I'm pretty excited about it.

I've also been talking to my friend Leslie, who is an amazing photographer.  We're talking things out, so hopefully I will have her booked to do my pictures next week!  Click here to go see her lovely website and her stellar picture taking skills.

My cards have been ordered and will hopefully be in any day.  I'm so ready to finally ask the girls to be in my wedding and I know they will love their cards!

Here's to hoping next week will be a productive one!

Sunday, March 7, 2010


The first sign of crazy came out today when John and I were working on the guest list.  I might or might not have been a total biatch because his family wants to invite an entire town to the wedding.  I was going through the list asking who all of these people were, my favorite response "Oh, that's my brother's roommate from college."  Needless to say, he did not make the cut.  No worries, I did apologize and all is well.  Even if we are still 150 people OVER what I was hoping.  I might need some anxiety medicine in the near future, no lie.

I originally wanted to make my own invitations.  I have a ton of ideas that I think would be amazing, but now that we are probably going to be inviting way more people than I anticipated, it is more likely that I won't be taking on that task.  I've been chatting with Chris (the amazing Etsy seller that is making my bridesmaids' cards for me) and I'm pretty sure she is going to be designing the invitations for me.  A little early for invitations, I'm just making sure I have all my grounds covered.

Hope you all had a lovely weekend!

Friday, March 5, 2010

Weekend planning

John's mom is coming in town this weekend to start the search for a place to hold our rehearsal dinner. We're going to stop by our reception venue so they can both see it and eat lunch at one of our potential caterer's restaurant.  My parents and sister are going to join us, so hopefully it will be good!  This guy makes crabcakes that are to die for, so I'm pretty excited.

While chatting with John's mom last night she informed me that the ladies she works with want to throw me a shower, which I thought was super sweet.  The exciting part is that it's going to be a Christmas themed shower, where I can get Christmas china, ornaments or anything holiday related.  I am super pumped, because I have always wanted Christmas china (I am a nerd, this I know).  So yay!

I'm stalking my tracking numbers for my boxes and purses for my bridesmaids, hopefully I'll have some pictures to show soon :D

Hope you all have a great weekend!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

A little retail therapy...

Thanks everyone for voting!  Option #1 won.  Chris over at Paper Hearts Paperie is awesome!  I can't wait to get these lovelies in!

I am trying desperately to not spend a bunch of money right now.  And I wanted to do some online shopping SO bad today.  So I compromised.  I did a little shopping for the wedding.  I know not everyone is a Vera Bradley fan, but I am.  They were having a really awesome sale, so I bought the Handbag style for each of the girls I'm asking to be a bridesmaid.  I will use it as part of their gift for sharing my wedding with me.  I am so excited.  I did justify buying one for myself, because it was cheap.  It has owls!  Isn't it cute?

I also went ahead and ordered the takeout boxes and the damask packing tape for the candy buffet.  I know it's early, but I keep telling myself that if I do a little at a time my wedding-related stress levels won't be so bad.

John's mom is coming in town this weekend to look into places for the rehearsal dinner.  I worry that having the wedding in December will mean scheduling conflicts due to Christmas parties.  We shall see.

Hope you are all having a wonderful week!