Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Blogging Bride

This week I'm the blogging bride over at Masterpiece Weddings-Adventures in Wedding Planning blog.

This past Tuesday I introduced myself and next Tuesday I'll have a story to tell. I'm excited to be a part of this as I'm a major fan of the blog. Be sure to check them out!

Friday, November 21, 2008

Gown Bag

At the beginning of the month Davids Bridal called to let me know my dress was in. I hadn't planned on it getting here until atleast January so I hadn't yet bothered to look for a gown bag. After searching at my local Macy's and luggage stores with no avail I decided I would have to order one online. The one the bridal shop offered seemed very cheap, like just a think garbage bag almost, so I didn't want to buy one of them.

I ended up finding one online at ebags. It was originally $49.99 but after some googling I was able to find a coupon code for 10% off and free shipping and handling. Since I couldn't get it to work online I called them though and they applied it without any problems. I had it within a week and I only paid for regular ground shipping.

I highly recommend this bag. The one side is kind of flimsy like normal plastic but the back is made of a stronger material. Its definately big enough to hold a gown as its 60". It folds in half and even has a place for the hooks of hangers to stick out the top if wanted. I ordered mine in black but they also come in green and blue.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

And they're off!

This past week Jerry and I finished all of the Save the Dates. I am so proud of these, it took me forever to tie all of the bows!

The hardest part was the bows. Since the cards were ready to go after I tied the ribbon on them I wanted to put them in the envelopes to store them before I sent them. Unfortunately, doing this caused the bows to smoosh. I had to take them all back out of the envelopes until the day before I was going to send them that way they looked fresh when they arrived in guests hands.

The poem on the front reads:
Our big day is fast approaching
And we can hardly wait,
So put this magnet on your fridge
And be sure to Save the Date!

I was waiting to post about these because some of my guests read my blog so I wanted to wait until they got them. Now that I know most have, here they are!

The magnet is 2 x 4 and I designed it in Microsoft Publisher.
The cardstock is 4 1/2 x 6 1/4.
The envelope is 4 3/4 x 6 1/2 which I ordered from Anchor Paper.
I ordered sheets of magnets from Oriental Trading Co they were like 8 x 11 sheets. I just attatched the sheets of my magnet design that I printed off onto a whole magnet sheet, then cut them using a normal paper cuter I bought from Michaels.
Then I just attached the magnet onto the cardstock with two photo sticker dots.
I bought a custom return address stamp off of ebay and addressed the fronts with a marker that matched from Joanns.

Fi stamping the return address on all of them!

Saturday, November 15, 2008

I love having my own website!

A couple of months ago I decided I wanted my own personal website that resembled my Save the Dates, not one of those template ones you find online. I decided to hire Michael, who made me the best website ever! He started the project in August and it was completely finished yesterday. Its designed to resemble my Save the Date which I just finished this week (I'll take pictures later and post them.)

You can check it out here.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Uber Excited!

I've been a bad blogger and haven't been checking on mine or any of my favorite blogs in a while. Today I started going through my favorites and went to Starry-Eyed Barefoot Brides' blog to find that she had nominated me as having a Uber Awesome blog.

The Uber (synonym to Super) Amazing Blog Award is a blog award given to sites who:

~ inspires you

~ makes you smile and laugh

~ or maybe gives amazing information

~ a great read

~ has an amazing design

~ and any other reasons you can think of that makes them uber amazing!

The rules of this award are:
* Put the logo on your blog or post.
* Nominate at least 5 blogs (can be more) that for you are Uber Amazing!
* Let them know that they have received this Uber Amazing award by commenting on their blog.
* Share the love and link to this post and to the person you received your award from.

I pass this honor on to:
Maggie from Wedding Bash with a Bang
Amy from {with the pixie grin}
Heather (and Tessa!) from Heather Drive
Amber from Amber's Delectable Delights
and Cierra from The Middle

Monday, November 3, 2008

Boy, you lookin' good!

Yesterday, Jerry and I took a ride to Mens Warehouse to check out what they offered for tuxes. I didn't plan on picking anything out yet, I mean we have months to do this so I just wanted ideas, but when we went in and sat down it was just so..easy! We walked out having all the guys dressed in under an hour!

We're allowed to make any changes we want up until 14 days before the wedding. Right now, I haven't even picked out the Bridesmaids dresses so depending on what color we end up getting for them we may need to alter somethings. I'm hoping the girls dresses will be yellow though, which is why we've went with the following.

All of them will be wearing this tux. Its a Calvin Klein one button. The shirt will not be that ugly lapel though, it'll be the normal notched kind.

The Bestman and the Groomsmen will be wearing this vest in Canary yellow. Ties will also be the same color but instead of a bow tie it will be the normal euro tie. I really want them to match the Bridesmaids which is why I chose yellow. If we end up getting green for the girls then we'll switch the vests to green.

And this is what my man will be wearing! Awww we're going to match and its going to be sooo cute :) I'm excited!

I haven't quite decided what I want for my father (Jerry's father is deceased). Currently we have him down to where yellow too, but I really want him to have a different color. Theres not a whole lot left to choose from so it will probably be either black or platinum. I was thinking maybe black with a yellow tie but who knows. I have awhile so I'm not stressing.

They ended up being $170 per tux. This includes the jacket, pants, shirt, tie, vest, suspenders, cuff links, pocket squares and shoes. Plus we signed up for 'The Perfect Fit' club, which is free, and you get $20 off each tux so really they're like $150. Also, if you buy four you get one free, so one of them is free!