Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Bridesmaid Dress Update

It feels like it's been forever since I've posted! I'm busy all the time with my grad school work.

Well, last weekend, I went to look at the Dessy bridesmaid dresses I posted about. Needless to say, I was not as impressed in person as I thought I would be. I didn't have anyone with me so I just tried it on... and I hated it. I also saw the color that I had been thinking was THE ONE... but it was ugly. yuck! Soo, overall, I walked out feeling quite dejected because I tried on a billion bridesmaid dresses and none were what I'm looking for.

So, I went back to David's Bridal on Saturday. I told the consultant that I just wanted to look around and I did. I was much more successful here! I found 3 possible dresses in a color that I think I can accept. I had been hating all of the pinks out there, but I think David's Bridal 'Candy Pink' will work nicely. So, my favorite is the short cotton sateen dress in the middle. The long dress with sweetheart organza neckline and bow is #2. And then, there's always the plain-er style of long dress that we could do a sash with.

The dresses look a little bit more mauve-y in these colorized pictures than they do in person. I think that one of these is the one!! Yay for making progress! I think this will just be much easier to do at David's Bridal... plus they're cheaper!

Next step, take some bridesmaids to DB and get them to help decide which one we should do!

Friday, September 11, 2009

I might be addicted to Vistaprint

Soo, i've been taking advantage of all of vistaprint's sales recently... Yesterday I ordered:
- 100 save the date magnets for 50% off
- 10 additional save the date magnets for FREE
- 250 photoshare cards (with free upgrade to glossy!) for FREE
- 3 pens with our names/date on them for FREE
- 50 rehearsal dinner menus for FREE
** I'm testing this out to see how it will look on the oversized postcard. If it does work, I'll use these for the menus for the RD (if we don't change the menu) and maybe for different cheap menus for the reception! yay for free stuff!

All of this = AMAZING! I'm so excited to get it in the mail and see what I can do with all of the free stuff!

I definitely recommend trying vistaprint and seeing if you can use their free products creatively to add personality to your event! However, I'd recommend if you're doing magnets or anything else important, using the 10 for free initially to make sure your colors and everything are correct. Then you can wait til a huge sale and order everything and save so much!! That's what I did and I saved a total of: $105.93 haha!

Rehearsal Dinner

So, for the longest time I wanted to have our rehearsal dinner at Caffe Luna in Raleigh. Well, after evaluating the menu options and comparing with 518 West.... I think we've finally decided to go with 518 West. Hopefully we'll be sending in the contract in the next week or so. I am really excited and I know it is going to be delish!

Here's a mock up of the menu that we could use....

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Bridesmaid Dress Search!

Soo, planning has been progressing nicely recently. I've ordered my dress and I'm feeling like things are coming together in my head. So, next up is finding bridesmaid dresses.

Right now, I'm loving this one:

It's Dessy 2733. I'm thinking maybe in 'Rose' with a 'Frost' sash tied in the back...
What do you think about this style/color combo?