well today I am giving a little preview of what decisions Gary and I have been making about the wedding. we still have a few things left to do but majority of the decisions have already been made.
first thing I found even before my dress was my green shoes.
as soon as I saw them I knew these are the shoes that I wanted to walk down the aisle in. priorities right? shoes first then the dress haha
let me back up here a a little bit… let me tell you all how I came about planning my wedding. after I got over the stress of so many decisions to be made and things to do I have been really enjoying the whole wedding planning process.
I was never that girl that knew exactly what she wanted for her wedding, so I was open to all ideas!
I got inspired from my pinterest wedding board and discussed my ideas over with Gary and the family. I wanted the wedding to be simple, fun, real, neutral with a hint of green, but elegant at the same time. and non-traditional.
hopefully we can pull it off as we are doing most things ourselves!
this week I am making some final decisions on the florist contract and centerpieces. which we are doing the centerpieces ourselves. I have a few ideas in mind so hopefully with the help of my mom and sisters we can put together something simple and elegant. I do not want to do too much, since most people do not even remember the table settings. I want the main focus at the wedding to be a celebration. everyone having just have a great time.
I picked up my dress a few weeks ago and have put it on twice already —> just to make sure and still feel like a princess when I put it on.
finally got the bridesmaids outfits finalized. that was the other big issue with me and making decisions. I did not know what I wanted, but again turning to pinterest and weddinggawker really helped with ideas.
since the wedding is outside in south Florida I wanted a fun, comfortable look for my wedding party and groom. plus I am doing very nontraditional things for my wedding. I am going neutral, khaki pants and white shirt for the boys.
Gary and I did finally sent out our formal wedding invitations. if you remember our save the dates we tried to keep the same look and feel for our invites. we did the invitations ourselves! (trying to save money in some areas) well Michelle designed it, I wrote it, and Jen (my older sister) approved the design and Gary approved it all. then Michelle and I printed them all (which was a larger project then we were expecting). then it was time to hand write them all out.
next big things to check off our list is finalizing the menu for rehearsal dinner and the wedding reception.
for other cute ideas that I am thinking of are:
getting Mr. and Mrs. shirts made for Gary and I (hint hint hint Jen).
got wood boards for the dessert table thanks to Gary’s dad cutting the wood for me.
flower bouquets for me and the bridesmaids will look similar to this picture, not quite but you get the idea. mostly green. as you can tell that is the highlight color of the wedding.
right now I think that is it. the countdown is on. getting excited!
till next time,