doin’ work!!

The past few weekends have been BEYOND wedding packed. I have to admit, I’m loving getting stuff done! These weights that have been on my shoulders are getting lighter and lighter ever so slowly.

            A few weekends ago Kate, Lynn, and I met Caroline in New York City for bridesmaid dress shopping. We took the train in from South Station in Boston to Penn Station in New York. I HIGHLY recommend taking the train! It took about the same time as it would if we drove, but we could relax and enjoy some down time without having to worry about driving/parking in the city. Plus, there was gin so, you know. I would say it was pretty reasonably priced too! I will definitely do it again.

            We met with Corie from Little Borrowed Dress on Saturday afternoon and the girls tried on dresses. It was honestly such a great experience. Connie was beyond nice and helpful and she had every dress they offered in almost every color you could imagine at the show room. This was such a better alternative to just ordering online. Everyone said that they were glad that they tried them on because they are all getting dresses they would never have ordered online. I am so so pleased with the result. Plus, they all looked ah-mazing in the navy color that they have. I am way too excited to see everyone together wearing their dresses! Plus, for $50 (or $150 if you want to buy it), how can you go wrong? 6 billion thumbs up for Little Borrowed Dress!

            This past weekend Drew and I got to stay at the Coonamesset in Falmouth (for freeee!) to plan the specifics of our wedding day. They made is super super easy. I think the whole meeting took around 30-45 minutes! It was great! We chose our dinner options (chicken or beef?), table linens, our cake (FUNFETTI. ITS HAPPENING.), where our pictures would be taken, and a whole slew of other things that are not seemingly important, but boy are they. Its nice to have those things squared away already…especially since my wedding brain is on the verge of exploding with invite wording, suit colors, shoe woes, and hair clip options.

            Our next Everest is invites. I am finding it nearly impossible to find any sort of stationary company on the Cape that has decent samples of their work. I know that sounds wicked whiney and annoying, but it’s the truth! I have one more option to seek out in Falmouth. If they don’t work out, then its off-Cape we go! I am really trying to keep it to a local place so I can talk with them face to face and find exactly what I want. I am sure weddingdivas.com and mygatsby.com do a wonderful job with invites, but ordering my invites online scares the hell out of me and I don’t think I can bring myself to do it unless I absolutely have to. Anyone with suggestions- I’m all ears!

            We are officially 5 months away from the big day. Drew and I decided that we need to stop watching Scrubs all night after work and actually do wedding stuff. We say this, but do we mean it? Debatable. Ask us again in March when I am completely bald and Drew has gained 56 pounds due to stress eating reeses’s peanut butter cups.

 

PS- my toenail fell off, so that’s gross.

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194.

194. I feel like this post would be a lot cooler if it were “200”, but apparently I missed that. So, oh well.

194 days until I become a Mrs. I know that this is cliché and a lame but where did the time go? I know I’ve gotten a good chunk done, but getting into the 100s makes me feel very panicky and nervous.

Next month I will be going to NYC with my posse (aka bridesmaids) to visit the Little Borrowed Dress showroom. I am super duper pumped about this. Not only because I get to put a little checkmark next to “bridesmaid dresses” on my mental checklist, but because I get to visit Manhatten for a weekend AND if everything goes to plan, this will be the first time I will be able to get together with my half of the wedding party. Totes excited, guys.

I’m not sure if I have mentioned Little Borrowed Dress before…Caroline found them for me since she’s totally awesome and upper/lower east side (I feel a lot less touristy when I say “manhatten” and “lower east side”…even though I cant remember if Caroline lives on the upper or lower). Basically, they will let you either “borrow” (rent) a bridesmaid dress for $50 or you can buy a dress for $100. I don’t know about you, but I know that bridesmaid dresses can run upwards of $150 and I really hate the thought of making people spend that kind of money on a dress that they don’t love. Anyway, you can either go and visit their showroom so they can take your measurements and have you try on dresses, or send everything to them and pick the style of dress you want from their website.

If you go the online route, they will send you 2 dresses just to make sure you can get one that fits just right. I thought that was pretty cool. If you go in person they obviously have a better chance of getting your measurements and sending you the right dress. If you are borrowing your dress, they send you a prepaid envelope that you can use to send your dress back the 1st business day after the wedding.

It just seems like a great idea and an even better way to cut some costs. And- they are TOTALLY legit too. I was afraid it was going to be some creepy woman running this from her New York City basement or from the subway, but Carolien checked it out for me and confirmed that this was not the case.

I am currently on the shoe hunt. Since my toe is disgusting from smashing it into the stairs, I think any sort of open toe/peep toe shoe is 100% out of the picture. I didn’t realize until I started looking around that I had my heart set on peep toe shoes. Its hard to find any navy blue round toed shoes anywhere! I look awful with any sort of pointed toe, so that’s out too. I am looking at the dyable shoes, but they all seem to be opened toed. If anyone has any suggestions, let me know.