Hey Lauren and Chrestena,
I'm not sure how I missed all your discussions but have just spent the past 20 minutes reading and smiling ... it's so exciting and lovely to hear of other brides looking forward to the same amazing thing!
I have not been out dress shopping yet, but have booked a date for 2nd Feb with mum, fiance's mum and mum-in-law and my 4 bridesmaids (2 sisters and 2 friends) so a big crowd to try and accomodate! Have been having a look on Pintrest at dresses though (I'm addicted!) and have pinned quite a few which I like the idea of. All are totally different from each other though
That's great that you have decided on bridesmaids as well Lauren, that's next for me as soon as I get mine and know the style. We're still swaying on colours so hoping to see something which catches my eye.
Glad to hear you managed to find chairs which you like more, that's another tick on the list! Did you ordered the crystal backdrop and bamboo sticks with flowers from the same place? Do you mind me asking if these were expensive? I hadn't thought of an outside vendor for decor, and am limited to how much I can carry (we only have 25kilos each for luggage). The Japanese lanterns sound gorgeous, and Im sure will be just as pretty as the fabric hanging. I was also hoping to buy fans as favours but am struggling to find a resonable price to get shipped to the UK. Love your idea for bubbles, I must keep this in mind if the sparkler idea doesn't work out.
That's a shame to hear your sister-in-law can't now manage to the wedding. We booked Gonzalo Nunezlast ear and are super excited about meeting him and also the TTD shoot. We follow him on facebook so get to see wedding pics regularly! I'm sure your photos will be lovely, and it's always nice that you have worked with the girl before too.
I hope you have recieved your save the dates and can get posting!
I've also been thinking about oot bags and so far have decided on a 'wedding survival' kit ... all the medicines etc that might be needed, as well as the essentials which are sometimes forgotten - toothbrush, plug adaptor etc. but am trying to keep them pretty low cost. I did manage to get magnets, postcards, and buisness cards to ask guests to share their photos on photobucket when they get home. I also made up rack card door hangers and rack cards which ask guests not to post wedding photos on facebook until we have had the chance. Got all of that stuff from Vistaprint with only postage charge so was pretty pleased about that. Oh yeah, also ordered 'Just married' banners from Vistaprint too.
We don't really register for bridal showers in the UK, although it is becoming more common the register for wedding gifts. I dont think anyone would mind (in fact they'd probably prefer) ordering online if it cuts out the transportation hassle! Failing that, people may just give you wedding gifts before/after the trip?
Chrestena - i love the Senor and Senora signs . . . may steal that idea as well! Your wedding sounds lovely, especially the welcome party and morning after brunch. I think we'll definitely try to organise a welcome party similar to yours (white party sounds fab!) although I don't know if I'll want to see everyone the morning after, maybe need a day or two of alone time I'm going to have a peak at your wedding website as it sounds fab too!
Take care girls and speak soon,