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This is the timeline of when I booked each wedding vendor. It’s something I’m doing for my website, but I thought that it might be helpful to some brides out there. Keep in mind that we had 6 months to plan the wedding and had an off season wedding so it was a lot easier to get the vendors we wanted. We got engaged on May 7, 2004 but didn’t start planning the wedding until after I moved to New York on August 22, 2004. Our wedding was on March 5, 2005.
This is just the big stuff. If you have any specific questions, please feel free to ask!
Late August – booked venue.
9/15/04 – bought wedding dress (dress arrived on 12/21/04 and I had 3 subsequent fittings)
10/19/04 – mailed save-the-dates
10/20/04 – ordered bridesmaids dresses (dresses arrived on 2/1/05)
11/15/04 – booked photographer
11/17/04 – ordered invitations (1/7/05 – mailed invitations)
12/6/04 – booked florist
1/3/04 – ordered favors
1/11/05 – hired day of wedding coordinator
1/18/05 – booked band, dj, and ceremony musicians (all thru same company)
1/22/05 – booked officiant
1/24/05 – ordered programs and menus
2/7/05 – booked groomsmen’s suit rentals
2/7/05 – bought Mr. Bee’s suit
2/15/05 – bought wedding bands
2/15/05 – got marriage license
2/16/05 – ordered guestbook scroll, seating chart, place cards, and table cards
3/1/05 – purchased liquor
3/5/05 – wedding day!
I found the timelines in magazines and elsewhere were overly generous. No one really sticks to them. By having an off season wedding though, we saved some $$$ and we didn’t have to compete for vendors. It was definitely worth it.
i just read this in the paper a few days ago but the longest marriage ever was recorded in the guiness book of world records on june 1st of this month. the husband, 105 years old, his wife, 100. the husband passed away a few days ago. How cute are they?
Arrowsmith died at his home in Hereford, northwest of London, his bishop said.
Arrowsmith and his 100-year-old wife, Florence, celebrated their 80th wedding anniversary and a place in the Guinness Book of World Records on June 1.
“Percy and Flo were very happy when I saw them on their anniversary,” said the Rev. Anthony Priddis, bishop of Hereford. “They were still very much in love with each other.”
Earlier this month, Guinness World Records recognized the pair as holding records for the longest marriage for a living couple and the oldest aggregate age of a married couple.
The Arrowsmiths, who have three children, six grandchildren and nine great grandchildren, claimed the key to their long marriage was not to go to sleep on an argument.
“We will all be praying for Flo and the family in their grief,” Priddis said.
Since my wedding is next June, I thought this would be a good time to start thinking about the flowers. Whatever is in season now should be in season for the wedding… right? Apparently, it doesn’t always work that way. Pamela said that this year has been an awful one for flowers because of the heavy rains in the spring!! So I guess you can’t predict it.
I do need to pick out colors for flowers and the bridesmaid dresses. I originally wanted very light celedon green and lavender, but I just don’t think those colors will go with the dress I’ve fallen in love with! I know I said I wouldn’t post it, but I feel like I have so I can get honest opinions. MK… honey… are you peeking?
Stop scrolling right now ….
Don’t go any further …
Not for MK’s eyes …
Is it safe yet?
Okay… I still don’t trust you, so the pic of the dress is alllll the way on the bottom of this post! Please, please, please don’t look!
I think orange would work best with the dress, but can you do orange flowers in June? And what color would I make the BM dresses? Black and give the BM’s pale peach flowers — similar to mine, but a lighter shade?
Ok, for anyone who knows me, stop laughing right now! Seriously. I mean it. I will not have an orange and black wedding unless I have no choice. Hehehe .
Maybe shades of purple?
I would love to have blue/lavender/green hydrangea or wildflowers, but it just won’t go with the dress!
Maybe off-white and green????
Okay, thank you for your patience. Here it is!!!!
I thought this bm dress and color (but full-length) would go well with “my” dress. It picks up the sash motif and the halter neckline looks a bit like the neck line of “my” dress.
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I saw the most amazing video clip the other day on theknot. The videographers are from Philadelphia – Tangerine Media Group. The clip is just a “wedding recap” – basically the wedding in 2 1/2 minutes and is from a bride whose knot screenname is DRZBride.
I don’t feel right posting a direct link to the clip, since well, it’s her wedding, but there is a link on her knot profile. I spoke with them today and they will send me a sample DVD and their price list. It might be a pain to hire videographers from Phili, but if I totally love their work, I’d do it.
I think I found some bridesmaids dresses I like and that will go well with the wedding dress I love and tried on at Kleinfelds. I know… I know… I should post a picture of the dress, but I sort of don’t want everyone to see it. Especially since MK knows about this site and I DEFINiTELY don’t want him getting an advance peek!!!
Anyway, the bridesmaids dresses are from a store in Brooklyn called Kimera Design. I like the sash of the purple dress but the full length with the fish tail. I love the purple color or maybe I would go with an orange/tangerine??? What do you think??
For people who want to give out cupcakes as favors, look at these adorable cupcake holders!
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Ok so we finally set a date (finally)!!) April 29th of 2006. We also have a reception hall picked out. But guess what? No proposal & no ring! Haha… I know, i know, …i know what you’re going to say but we’ve been together for 5 years & i think we only broke up twice. Once 2 years ago cause he had a hissy fit about something and scare the bejesus outta me and once…hmm, let me think now, oh yeah, last week. But we’ve come a long way and i know he loves me more than anything and i him.
I wanted april 30th because that would be our 6 year anniversary but that’s a sunday and i want our friens to party the night away and not worry about work the next day. So that’s why it’s the 29th.
I know he’s taking care of the ring ladies so don’t worry. But that proposal better be rivers-pouring-out-of-my-eyes damn good if you know what i’m sayin.
yesterday my little sister and i went to the vera wang sample sale. The line was friggin long. We got in line around 10:30am and finally got to go in around 12:45pm. They were letting in 15 girls at a time. There was a girl in line ahead of me with her fiance and she had on a huge emerald cut engagement ring. It was beautiful! Even the security guy saw it and shooke her fiance’s hand. It looked like 3.5 to 4 carats and had these little tiny baguettes around it. My hands are small so it would look stupid on me but it was so pretty to look at. I mean she was like 12 people ahead of me and it just stood out!
So finally got in. I almost saw one cat fight. I was standing next to this black lady and we were looking through the same rack and there was a white lady looking at a rack behind us. So i guess when the black lady walked by her she bumped into her and said “sorry”. The white lady goes…
W: escuse me!
B: i said sorry!
W: saying sorry is not the same thing as saying excuse me.
W: saying sorry is not the same thing as saying excuse me.
B: listen. I said sorry. Okay? So that’s that.
W: i knwo but saying sorry is not the same thing as saying excuse me.
(i’m just standing there thinking “hit her! Hit her!”)
b: you now, if we were outside i would kick yo ass, so you lucky we inside.
…and then she walks away. Holy shit whitey! The aisles are tight, she said sorry so just leave it at that. Too much estrogen! Hot damn!
We walked out bare handed. A lot of the dresses we’re pretty but most of them were damaged and i saw way too much cellulite in the dressing room to last me a lifetime. And it’s not just cellulite, it’s cellulite in thongs. Need i say more?!