Hi Fellow July brides!
We have 31 days to go. We've got 64 guests confirmed. Still a few maybes including my younger siblings and parents. And still, 3 people have yet to respond!
Other than that things are going pretty well. I ordered my cake decor today and parasols for the attendants. I have a fitting appointment on Friday to get my dress altered. The last two female attendants (negating my sister who still isn't sure she's coming) should get their dresses this week and the male attendants and my groom should get their outfits this week. My veil should be shipped at the end of next week.
Right about now, my only concern is what to do for our wedding finale. If I hadn't plan on resigning from my job, I would so have fireworks at our 4th of July wedding. OK, at $6,000 for 3 minutes maybe not, but I really would have liked to have had them.
My wedding coordinator suggested that sky lanterns would be another way to have a memorable sky production, but later told us that they were banned by the fire marshall. Next on the finale list were sparklers, which my coordinator told us she would allow.
At least one BDW bride said that TSA says they are a no no in luggage or carry-ons, so I tried to get them from the fireworks supplier in Jamaica. He's charging double the cost of the sparklers, which wouldn't be so bad except he will only sell them to people with fireworks permits. The permits cost $250!!!!! I'm not paying $405 for 75 sparklers; $5.40 per sparkler seems outrageous!.
Does anyone have any other ideas for a visually beautiful send off for our wedding?