TCOB

I haven’t had a wedding nightmare in months. At least, not one that I can remember. The other night, I had the MOTHER of all wedding nightmares. 

            It all started out in the house I grew up in. For some reason, we were unable to use the church for the ceremony and had to use our living room instead. Everyone was able to fit in there somehow. I kept going on and on about how no one was concerned with the fact that we weren’t able to have the ceremony that we had paid to use and blah blah blah. I had to hide underneath the dining room table so Andrew wouldn’t see me before he walked down the aisle. I kept having to stuff my dress underneath me so it wouldn’t poke out from underneath the table.

            As my dad was walking me into the room I noticed 2 things: 1- I had GIANT puffy sleeves. Like, GIANT. 2- Our Christmas tree was still up. As we walked passed it, my sleeves got caught in the branches and ornaments were stuck to my dress.

            When I got to the front of the room, Andrew had to move about 3 feet to the left so he could make room for my sleeves. I started to laugh at how ridiculous everything was. Andrew’s nephew started choking on a battery, but coughed it up and I somehow got a hold of it and put in my purse (that I obviously needed with me as I was getting married).

            Next thing I knew, my parents started singing the Eartha Kitt version of “Santa Baby”. That’s when my laughing turned into crying.

 

WHERE did this dream come from? I mean, I love me so Christmas, but why is it ruining my wedding dreams? #firstworldproblems for sure.

 

Anyways, I feel like we’ve gotten a lot done in the last week. We booked our limo with Fantasy Limo’s of Cape Cod. They gave us the best deal out of the few that we were looking at & were persistent enough to prove that they will most likely show up on time.

Jen from The Pink Polka Dot in Falmouth emailed proofs of our wedding invites she mocked up. I am so obsessed with them! I went in on Saturday to see them in person and they are even more beautiful than they are in the pictures. I can’t wait to send them out! Its such a relief to have those done and Jen has been incredibly helpful with getting what we saw in our minds onto paper. I am so glad that we were actually able to design them ourselves instead of getting cookie cutter invites that 203840923483 other couples could get.

            I also picked out my shoes (!!!!) on Saturday with my mother. We went to Shoes to Dye For in Natick. I couldn’t believe how many different types of shoe they had in their store- almost all of them dyable too! The floor people were beyond helpful with telling my mother and I what was comfy, what was a big seller, what ran big/small, etc. After my mom and I picked our shoes, we had to pick the colors that we wanted. Now, if I just told them I wanted navy blue and they said “sure!” that would’ve been fine. However, when I said I wanted navy blue, they pulled this gigantic book out that had 2 pages of navy blue shades. Who knew that navy blues could be so different!? Luckily I had the swatch for the bridesmaid dresses in my bag, so I used that to match the color as best as I could. I mean really though. Two pages? A little overkill if you ask me.

            Ive been looking more and more at hair “ornaments” for myself to wear. I am still stumped as to what  I want. I love the idea of a headband, but I’m afraid it till hurt my ears after awhile or look too tiara-y. Any advice is welcome!

 

-book limo/transportation (I KNOW. WE HAVENT DONE IT YET. STOP JUDGING ME, INTERWEBS!)
-find wedding shoes (I should have a toenail by June! High five!!!)
-Complete guest book idea, email to someone with printer, put together
-Call Platinum Bridal Boutique and check on dress- book appointment for a fitting, throw-up for 2 to 3 weeks before to make sure it fits.
-Find a hair clip/comb/headband that will work with my veil
-Find a few hairstyles to also work with said veil and clip/comb/headband
-book hair trial appointment with Dorian in mid-late March
-Work on table numbers and place cards
-buy a TON of cardstock
-send in form for church ceremony
-Book music for the church
-Make rough draft of the church programs
-Decide on 2 readers and 2 program giver-outers
-Buy cutesy little decoration details
-Get letter from our Priest to give permission for us to marry in a different church (that should be interesting…)

 

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.