Tonight we are meeting with both of our moms to discuss our wedding. I bought "The Bride's Essential Wedding Planner" today to help. Honestly, it made me feel way overwhelmed. I bought it to help me with details and well.... I didn't know there were so many details. So before I get overwhelmed and actually have to make decisions, atleast I can dream about what I want for a little while longer, right? Oh yeah, catering= the devil. Enough said.
For those of you that know me, know that I've already semi-planned a wedding before and bridesmaids dresses were bought. I have not remained close to many of those people and my sister has also reached 18 so things have slightly changed... Only one of my bridesmaids remain. I hope she doesn't mind getting another dress. (Love you Amanda!) This one is way more practical though and can be worn again for something else. Its also only $100. Isn't it beautiful?
Another thing I've thought about is invitations. I want them to be original, even thought of making them myself. I thought about making them on the computer and adding special touches to them by adding sand and stickers to give it the nice beach feel. I think I like this idea better. Only thing is, how in the world do you send these? I guess you have to ship them. $$$$ I think it would be cheaper in the long run. I wouldn't have to get fancy paper and actually could probably go with regular printer paper with a design on it. The bottles range from $.70-1.15. Add a little sand (free) and a couple small shells (also free), a little ribbon and viola!
I've given a little thought to the music.I have to incorperate my inner rock chick. Don't be suprised to hear "New Canon Rock" at my wedding. Someway, somehow, that song will be played before/after/or during my ceremony. We are going to ask Derek's cousin to possibly DJ (if we are allowed to hire our own and of course if he would be willing). Maybe his prices will be reasonable and it will be one of those things we don't have to stress over too much.
Back to the whole catering= the devil. You know how much they want at the Sheraton? Minumum $40 a person. If I have 100 guests, you do the math. Atleast its not 100 a person, I guess it could be a lot worse. Either way, OUCH.
Today was the first day we were actually able to do anything towards the wedding. We recieved a phone call from Coral Bay. Of course, I answered the phone and asked all the wrong questions... either way, an appointment is needed.
This is an example of what my wedding would look like. I, of course, would like it to be more jazzy with a lot more color. I don't even see any flowers here. Can you say "BORING"? My wedding has to be anything BUT boring. It has potential and I love the fact that you can see the beach but your not getting sandy. I wonder if it would still be acceptable to be barefoot...
This is another place we looked at. This is Dolphin Ridge.
Another possibility at Dolphin Ridge:
(love love love)
And don't you just want to push her in the pool?
I do. Maybe its because I'm jealous of her dress. Yes, I think that might be it.
Speaking of dresses! I already have one. I'm just not sure if I'm going to wear it yet. There's one little problem with my dress (other than it is modeled after Jessica Simpson's): it has a train. There is nothing wrong with trains.. except I might be on the beach. If Coral Bay is the place, problem solved, there's a platform. If not, I'm really into this look right here:
It would also make my diet a little less strict the next few months. I do plan on losing weight before my wedding but the goal of 50 lbs is really scaring me right now, to be honest. Since I'm on a role here, this is an idea for my cake:
Yes, a sand castle. Isn't it beautiful? I had to stop and admire it for a moment *again*, which I why I have to have it.