Wedding Update #2.

wedding update

It’s been far too long since my first wedding update, so let me get everyone caught up!

Done.
Wedding binder.
Date.
Ceremony Location.
Reception Location.
DJ.
Colors.
Theme.
Wedding party.
DRESS!
Photographer.
Engagement pictures.
Caterer.

Soon.
Finalize guest list.
Bridesmaids dresses.
Tuxes.
Cake.
Bouquets.
Invitations.
Dress alterations.

Looking at.
Reception Menu.
Table decor.

As you can see I’ve made some progress! I said yes to the dress! 🙂 We booked our photographer (yes, the one I wanted from before) and had our engagement pictures taken. I have the bridesmaids dresses narrowed down to a few choices. We also have invitation and cake ideas narrowed down just need to put them together to make the perfect one. As for the cake I want a smaller cake with cupcakes. I know how I want my bouquet, just don’t have anything booked yet. We have a good idea what our reception menu will be, just need to make final choices, but we have some time for that. The guest list is basically done, just need to review and add on the finishing touches. Still checking out table decor for the reception, we have a good idea of what we want just still keeping our eyes open. I was lucky and my dress needs minimal alterations, score!

Wedding Update #1.

wedding update

Done.
Wedding binder. Created.
Date. July 25, 2015.
Ceremony Location. St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church.
Reception Location. The Center Inn.
DJ. LNS Sounds.
Colors. Blush & mint (with gray).
Theme. Romantic, country, best day ever, causal, fun.

Soon.
Photographer.
Picking the wedding party.
Caterer.

Looking at.
Invitations.
Table decor.

So as you can see we have the major decisions done (well most of them). It’s kind of nerve-wracking picking all these big deal things right away, I don’t know I guess I just want everything to turn out OK and be how we want it. I’ve even created a wedding binder for all my planning stuff, it’s really cute. I plan on doing a separate post on it, so stay tuned. I have been confident about what colors I wanted from the beginning, though. Blush & mint, basically light pink and a blue-greeny turquoisey color :). So it’s a hard color to describe! But I think you know what I mean? I am a little worried about finding what I want in the mint color. It is a pretty popular color right now so I’m hoping it won’t be a problem. I’m still undecided if I want the bridesmaids dresses to be mint or blush. Also I know I want the guys to wear gray rather than black, but we haven’t looked at tuxes/suits yet. I feel really weird saying blush and mint. I’m not that type of person, I’m pretty simple. But in the wedding world there are 5,450 shades of each color so it’s important to be specific. I’d much rather say pink and turquoise, but that’s a little too vague. I don’t know, I feel I sound prissy saying it. Haha. We don’t really have a theme for our wedding, but we’re aiming for a romantic country feel with a bit of the best day ever thrown in. We want to keep it causal and fun. Rather than a theme it should probably be tags, since there’s a bunch rather than one specific like ‘beach’. #awesome

In the next couple of weeks we’re going to meet with a potential photographer. I really love her work AND she seems to have one of the better deals. I’m pretty sure this is who I want to go with but I am SO nervous about committing (hahaha). Mainly because the photography is really important to me, and I just want to make the right choice. I feel like I should meet with some other photographers, but I’ve compared places online and keep going back to the same one, not even wanting to meet with any others so I don’t know. Decisions, decisions. Did you meet with several photographers, or did you know who you wanted right away? As far as the wedding party, we pretty much have our bridesmaids/groomsmen picked but haven’t asked anyone yet. Still a couple of small decisions to make. We have ideas for ushers, hosts, guest book attendants, flower girls, ring bearer,  etc. but need to buckle down and get that sorted out pretty soon also. We also need to look into caterers. There aren’t a whole lot around, so there’s less to choose from. Meaning we should book sooner so we can get who we want.

I’ve been researching and ordering a ton of (free) invitation samples. I don’t really have a specific design in mind. I know it’s pretty far out for invitations but not as far for save the dates and I’d like to have a general idea of what I want because that will help with other design elements. I’m totally undecided with table decor, not really a big deal right now. I’m just pinteresting to find things I like. I’m way to type A and OCD not to.

And I know I pretty much sound like a crazy person saying I, I, I and you probably want to smack me and tell me it’s not all about me. But don’t worry, I know that! Kyle just doesn’t really care what we do, he tells me we aren’t having engagement pictures and he’s wearing jeans! It’s OK because I still include him on all decision-making. I finally talked him into meeting with said photographer (who is 1.5 hours away) by saying we could go to the farm toy museum (located in the same town). It’s all about compromising people.

Wedding Dilemma #1. Help!

Oh man we don’t even have a date set and I’m having Wedding Dilemma #1! And the date is not even the dilemma. I found John Deere tractor cufflinks. I know I’m going to buy them for Kyle and keep them a surprise. I wouldn’t be buying them so soon but the sale ends soon and I don’t know if I’ll be able to find them closer to the wedding. OK, so here’s my problem: Originally, I was just going to get them for Kyle so his stood out. But then I thought about how all the groomsmen are as much into tractors as he is, so maybe I should get them for Kyle & the groomsmen. But them my mom said well maybe you should get them for Kyle and the groomsmen plus Kyle’s dad and our grandpas (who are equally obsessed with tractors as everyone else). My grandpa will be walking me down the aisle, if that makes a difference. I’m pretty sure I just think too much. I don’t have very much experience with weddings in general, so we’re going to need to start a ‘Lipstick & Tractors Wedding Support Group’ for me :). So I would love to hear your guy’s opinions! Who do you think should get the tractor cuff links? Would it be weird if all the guys had them?