You Asked For It...Wedding Wednesday

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

I had a handful of some of my lovely readers email me and ask how I have so much to talk about each Wednesday...well, obviously you can break it up as you please, but there are so many details and I think it's fun to share this planning adventure with the blogging universe so that I can help other brides planning their dream weddings, too! So, tasks to-do and items complete as of today--a mere 129 days to go:

Bridesmaid Shoes—Check!

Are these not adorable?? My ladies will be sporting these fun peep toe heels but in classic black to match their Melissa Sweet dresses… we tried them on last week and knew they were perfect! And I think they really liked them. And as a helpful hint, make sure you ask for discounts--since I am ordering in "bulk", I got an additional 10% off my total purchase!

Reception Design and Rentals--Check!
This is a HUGE component to finally have completed. We have submitted our order for all of the linens, draping, tables, chairs {and yes, the chiavari chairs are actually going to be mine}china, lighting, and all other odds and ends. I was sent draft pictures and drawings of the reception floor plan and design and I could not be happier… I think it is going to be gorgeous—oh but how I know I am just a bit partial ;)

Favors Ordered—Check!
A sweet little surprise for all of our guests… not going to give the details away just yet, but take a look at some of my favorite favor finds from the internet—I heart anything homemade, out-of-the-box, and sentimental.
Fresh Baked Cookies via Project Wedding Blog
Paperwhite Flower Kit via Project Wedding Blog
Candied Apples via Style Me Pretty
Homemade Jam Favors via Style Me Pretty

Finalize Wedding Invitations—Currently Ongoing
This is the biggest outstanding item I’ve got brewing right now. Joni from Chocolate Butterbean sent the original designs last week and I am now waiting to receive the revisions… I cannot wait to have these ordered and delivered so I can start the calligraphy process for MY wedding invitations-giddy can you tell? A bit of envelope inspiration from some of my favorite calligraphers...

Shopping for Honeymoon and Showers—Currently Ongoing
Some of you may call me crazy, however, I have already started shopping for outfits for the honeymoon, and other miscellaneous wedding activities {hey, sales are few and far between and when you find it in your size you just have to get it!}. I promise to bookmark them all and share at a later date!

Additional items to knock out in February: final catering menu on the 8th, cake tasting and final design on the17th, ordering the guest book, working on the rehearsal dinner, and ordering the rehearsal dinner invitations...nothing this lady can't handle--haha!


  1. I LOVE those shoes!! :-) Everything sounds awesome!

  2. Look at you! Keep checkin items off your list!!

  3. Everything looks so great. You are way farther than I was at this stage. The more you do before the less stress right before the big day!

  4. You are on top of things, girl! Love the bridesmaid shoes -- perfect! :)

  5. You are doing so well!!! We did cookie favors too :) they went over reallllllly well! Love you fave calligraphers...I always LOVE to receive envelopes like that in the mail! We grabbed our rehearsal dinner invites via'm hosting a giveaway to their site now! Make sure to stop by :) keep sharing the progress! You really can handle everything! xoxo {av}

  6. i LOVE chocolate butterbean :) she does great work!!!

  7. Those envelopes are gorgeous and I would wear those shoes all the time! So cute!

  8. just found your blog and SO SO glad that I did! I LOVE all your wedding ideas! Can't wait to see more ... Those shoes are TOO cute! They look similar to the ones that my bridesmaids wore! :)

    Happy Wednesday!


  9. wow!! your wedding is coming together nicely =)
    I can't WAIT to see it!! you are going to be a stunning bride and everything is going to be gorgeous. =)
    PS: I BIG PUFFY HEART those shoes!! I may need to find them to add to my collection!

  10. Such cute wedding details coming right along! I love those bridesmaid shoes! And--the calligraphy is too gorgeous for words!!

  11. OOOh, where did you get the bridesmaids shoes? i would love these in gold for mine!