Monday, May 17, 2010

Yay! Good surprises!

Well, I still can't believe it. We are 5 days out from the wedding. This week is basically crazy. We have a lot of little things to do, but we've got a plan and we're dividing it all up. I am taking Wednesday-Friday off from work, so that will be great!

Today, I went online to the website for our apartment in Paris and found out that the apartment we're renting has been renovated. This is soo exciting. It was already really pretty to begin with, but now the kitchen and bath look so nice and luxurious! Wow, what a nice surprise!! Here are some pictures of the updated apartment. LOVE IT!

I also got an email today that our favors have been delivered! This is such a relief. I can't wait to see them! Plus, we ended up ordering more than we'll actually need, so that means there will be extra chocolates for later... yum.

We have our final dance lesson tonight. We're basically just reviewing and putting the finishing touches on it since we know the whole thing now. I'm nervous about it, but I think it's going to be great.

My to-do list for this week is pretty long, but we're checking so many things off. I'll update tomorrow!

Friday, May 14, 2010

*8* Days!

Yay! Eight days until the wedding, it's kind of surreal right now how close it is. I FINISHED the ceremony programs last night. I think they look really great, I can't wait for everyone to get one. Lol, hopefully they'll see how hard I worked on them. Things are really coming together nicely. We have a few random things we need to do and buy but we're basically ready!

Kevin FINALLY figured out his groomsmen gifts and they're going to be so nice! I'm excited to see them when we pick them up on Saturday! He also had his bachelor party outing last night. They went to a Durham Bulls game and out in Raleigh afterwards. I think they had a lot of fun.

There's only a few more days of work and then it will be crunch time! Next week should be fun and relaxing though, we really don't have any last minute projects that will cause problems. So, I hope to be able to enjoy it!

So, this weekend here's my list of final things to do:
- Finish assembling OOT bags
- Print escort cards for reception
- find/decide on shoes for the RD
- lots of little errands for stuff
- final meeting with ceremony coordinator

Have a wonderful weekend everyone! :)
Ps, tonight Kevin and I are going to see the musical WICKED! We're so excited!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Time is FLYING!

Ahhh, 10 days until the wedding, whatttt!! It's getting so close, I can't believe I can say "I'm getting married next weekend." OMG, crazy! Well, we've had so much going on the last few days with getting everything finalized and making final vendor payments. But, I think we're doing really well stress wise, we're staying organized and trying to stay relaxed!

I finished printing all of the programs, then cut and punched holes in all of them. Now, I'm just tying all of the ribbons to keep them together... they look really good so far. I've done a bunch and I'll finish them up tonight! Yay!

Our other last minute project is the family wedding photo table/piano. We have about 90% of the pictures that we need but we're still waiting on a couple more. I'm so excited about this, it's going to be so neat to look at.

There's a lot of last minute little things that we've got going on this week, but overall, we've gotten so much done! I'm so excited!!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Flowers... Finally and other CHECKS!

We FINALLY finalized our entire floral order with the florist today. It took a lot of debate to reach our final numbers on everything, but what we ended up with will be PERFECT! I'm so excited to see everything that Lyn has in store for us, I know it will be fabulous!!

So, obviously since we finalized our floral order, we have a final(well, sort of) headcount. Right now we are at 164, and that's where we're going to stay, hopefully. We called and finally got an answer out of most people. I'm excited since that's really close to where we hoped to be numbers wise way back at the beginning of the planning process!

Last night, I printed out all of the Menu cards for the reception, so that is DONE! Which is a huge sigh of relief. I might start working on the programs tonight, if I feel ambitious. We have lots of payments and final checkups with people this week, but after that, I feel like we're almost ready!! :)

Monday, May 3, 2010

Update.... 19 days to go!

Wow, can you believe it? I'm not sure that I even can. Today is 19 days from the wedding, we're in the teens!!

We had a super productive Friday/weekend! First, on Friday we got our Marriage License! This is so exciting and it was so easy! Yay, it's official. Then, we met with our reception coordinator at The State Club, Wendy. She has been so helpful and really knows what she's doing. We discussed everything that we could possibly think of! We finalized our reception menu and have almost decided on all of the hors d'oeuvres and drinks for cocktail hour. This is what our menu will most likely look like, although I might make some slight edits before we print:
We met with Sweet Memories (our cake bakery) too on Friday. The last time we had met with them, we had just discussed ideas for the design of the cake. Well, this time we talked specifics and finalized the design. We even picked out a color swatch for them to match the cake to. We picked Bella Pink, which is this lovely, light pink color(simulated color swatch below). This will be the base color of the cake with white/creamy brushed embroidery icing decorations. There will also be silvery-white bands of fondant around each tier, with a beautiful bow tie-like bow on the 3rd tier. LOVE IT!
We met with Joe Bunn, our DJ on Friday afternoon to go over reception music and logistics. We have a few more songs to pick out, but we're close! I'm confident that he'll do an amazing job!

Yesterday, I finally found a cute dress to wear to the Bridesmaid's Luncheon that we're having the day before the wedding. I'm excited about it, it's a white and ivory two-toned dress from J. Crew with this x/petal design. Here's the dress I got, except in the white/ivory color. I liked the pink, but they didn't have it in my size in the store, so I went with the white one.
Now, for things to do this week... we have to submit our final numbers/order to our florist today (or tomorrow at the latest). We've got most of it decided, we're just trying to decide between ordering 18 or 19 tables, we're right on the edge... I don't know what to do!! Today is also the day that we have to drop the rooms in our hotel block that haven't been booked. We're trying to make sure everyone who hasn't done this does it today, so that they can be in our block! I've worked so hard on the OOT bags, I want as many people to be in the block as possible, lol!

This week, we'll finally PRINT the reception menus that will be placed at each persons place setting. I'll probably start printing the ceremony programs, although these will be a pain because they will take so long. I guess I'd better get going, lol!

There's more, I know it. I'll keep posting with more updates! :)