stress stress stress
By bridejulie | posted on June 22, 2012 at 4:44am
wedding planning is a full time job
Oh boy- These last few months have been busy. I recently switched jobs and though its a much lower commitment than working for Apple, I am still overwhelmed with adjusting. I was right to get a wedding planner but this is STILL a lot of work! I am still positive though, its a once in a lifetime experience.
Some of my favorite moments and successes recently in the planning stage.
Invitations! I absolutely love my invitations. I visited an invitation store and picked out a suite and it totaled 5400, Brandon and I politely exited faster than we could run. Next we tried wedding paper divas but I didn’t love them. I was enjoying all of the homemade touches on Etsy and came across a site that hand paints invitations for <$10 per suite- SCORE!!! The invitations are custom made, a cute package of paper arrived and they worked with my wedding colors and theme to come up with a great suite. I added some extra touches with a hand drawn map and envelope tags. I still can’t believe I spent this much on paper but I got a lot more for my buck- did I mention hand painted! They arrive next week and I will turn them around so fast and then frame my spares.
Dance Lessons- Brandon has moves ( almost as good as Jagger ). As a musician he knows how to find a beat and what steps go with the song; 4-4 time, etc. We haven’t had any formal training though and would look little better than a sway first dance so we signed up for dance lessons. This has been great, we get to spend time together having fun ( dance date nights ) and prepare for the wedding. Our teacher is very strict with our communication and its actually therapeutic- no criticism, no talking, only smiles and winks which is great. The money made us hesitate but we will take so much more out of this than anything else- exercise and bonding. Do it!
Wedding shoes- Ok, well I haven’t figured this one out yet. I found a pair of pink pointy satin Kate spade shoes at Nordstrom’s Rack for a severe discount. The shoes are of course too small but I wore them for an hour in the store and it seemed ok. They are home and maybe look a little ridiculous now. I am also addicted to gilt group and Myhabit- here I found 2 great shoes a few months ago and another pair 2 weeks ago. I bought all of them ( returnable within 21 days its ok ). Hopefully the new shipment of shoes fit and go with my fabulous dress. any suggestions?
Hair and makeup trial- I obsessed over hair dos and settled on something timeless and Katherine Heigel like- she has the best vintage updos. The hair wasn’t quite heigel-esq but at least both of us agreed. I think it will work out. Oh, I should also mention that i’m using ProImage in Amherst. They have a great deal where they come into my house and do hair, makeup, and nails for me and 5 girls!
Whats next… favors ( any great buffalo ideas ? ) linens, flowers and more… oh boy