Friday, April 29, 2011

Never hurts to ask :) (120)

ASK FOR DISCOUNTS! 20% off wedding invitations and 20% off fabric for table runners! That's a total savings of $118.37! Yes!

I'm so excited that my invitations are being ordered :) They're all ready to go, I just want someone else to look over them real quick so that I know I'm not making any stupid mistakes :P

They're so pretty :)

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Tables (122)

We went all over Fresno today looking for cheap, tall, elegant centerpiece options. We were thinking candelabras, but while they're readily available, they're 20 bucks a piece and we need at least 16. Then we considered topiaries - we could construct our own at home and save some money. Buuuuuuuuuut, the materials alone cost almost as much as a live topiary and we don't want to spend that much. Hmph. We went to Home Goods, Ross, Marshall's and Bed Bath and Beyond hoping to find something tall and pretty on clearance, but no luck...everything is going to cost us about 20 bucks just for the main part (it doesn't include candles or flowers.)

We've also been looking for fabric to use as table runners. There's this black and white print that I LOVE at Home Fabrics, but it's 8 bucks a yard and we need at least 90 yards for our tables. We started looking at sheets and curtains as another option for runners, and did actually find some that I like, but we don't have nearly enough to cover all the tables. Boo.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Wedding Stuff is Happening :) (123)

Momma and I are getting to work over here on the wedding stuff :D Tonight we're planning on purchasing all the plane tickets so we can start FINALIZING some things! Woot! Love that :)

We're sitting here working on centerpiece ideas, invitation wording and the order of ceremony :) Oh boy. I'm so overwhelmed, excited and HAPPY! :D

So much is going on in these next few weeks, I'm MOVING in just 8-9 weeks! While I'm SO excited to be with Michael and my friends in Nebraska, I'm going to MISS my family and friends here :( So emotional! I still don't know where I'm going to stay while I'm out there, which is so weird for strange to NOT KNOW what's going to be happening to me in the near future. I'm not worried or stressed surprisingly, because I know it'll all be alright, but it's going to be so DIFFERENT!

Good changes :)

I feel like this kid :P

Monday, April 25, 2011

Table (124)

Mom and I are working on centerpiece/reception stuff today :) This is my favorite so far

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Save the Dates (126)

I MAILED THE SAVE THE DATE CARDS! Yes, it's true. I didn't think that it would ever truly happen, but it has and I'm so happy about it. This also means that the guest list is officially DONE. Oh yes :)

Now to move on to the California reception guest list and save the dates :P

Friday, April 22, 2011

Thank yous (127)

Today, I'm writing thank yous. I am determined to stay on top of this so it's not completely overwhelming! It helps that my showers are so spread out (one in April, one in May, one in June and one in August) so I'm hoping that I can keep up :) I am so blessed to have so many people showering me with gifts for my new job as a wife and homemaker :)

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Bridal Shower! (128)

Last Saturday, I had my very first bridal shower! Our good friends, the Knutsons hosted it for me and it was absolutely beautiful! This shower was for my homeschool friends, and most of them were able to come. We had such a wonderful evening with these lovely ladies :) Mary Ann and Maddie were in town for this one, and both of my grandmothers were able to come which just made it better. We played a few silly games, ate cheesecake with strawberries, got advice, opened my presents and then everyone prayed over me. I'm so blessed to have such great friends :)

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

I'm baaaaaaaaaack! (129)

I've been told by more than one person that I need to post on this blog again :P Yes, the wedding is still on ;) Since I posted last, Maddie and Marcus and my future mother-in-love came to visit and we were able to get some wedding stuff planned :) The best thing is that the guest list is FINALIZED! Woot! It's a whole lot smaller than I expected, but I think people will understand. Save the date cards will go out shortly :) The moms also made some phone calls and have Charity and Laura all signed up to help with wedding decorations and food. Yay! I'm so excited!

I also had my very first bridal shower last Friday! It was so much fun, but I think I'll write about that in a different  post :)