Okay, update time!
We have gotten permission (well, my travel agent did!) to include my sister, who will be 17, at our resort even though it is switching to 18+ right before our wedding. Whew! My bm, who is expecting, will be unable to take her baby though - who will be 6 months old at that time. She swears she will want a break. I doubt that she will come, but I am okay with it because I know she will be involved as possible before and after for the AHR, and my sister was the bigger deal.
Also, it sounds like my parents are probably coming! Yes! They were asking us questions all about it and got our travel agent info, so though they continue to bitterly complain, perhaps they are coming around?!
And... I bought my dress! 2nd store, the first day out! I love it!
I love that it is beachy and pretty and flowy and a little sparkly near the top... It has a corset back and needs minor alterations (mostly seriously shortened and for me to lose about 10 lbs). But I am in LOVE with it. I hope FI loves it too!
It is completely bought and paid for and waiting for me at the store... just waiting for them to get in some fabric bags. Easier to hide and transport than the clear ones they have now. It was a clearance dress. I had such a great day dress shopping with my fmil, mom, sister, and bm. So great!
Okay, in other news... my shoes that I bought last summer. I blinged them up a bit.
The total for these shoes? About $38. Yup.
I have another pair of killer blue heels that I may wear for my legal ceremony or something too.
Last weekend I also had a craft day with a friend of mine getting married a few months after me (Actually, another DW - except this one is in winter in the mountains. So fun to compare!)
We sliced and glued and attached the tags to my bubbles...
Each tag says "Blow bubbles of good wishes for the new Mr. and Mrs."
And we went thrift store shopping, where I started to find some pieces to make stands for my AHR dessert table.
That is just a few of them. I think I will get a few more and then I will be good.
And then we also made my bouts. Okay, these are way different than I originally planned. I will post them here and I would love some honest feedback (they are also posted in the DIY section). I do like them, I am just not sure if some are too odd. I think it is because some are so different than my plans?
This was my original idea.
FI and his Gm are wearing simple white linen shirts, and he will be wearing a flower bout included with our package. I did make him one too though, just in case, or for the AHR. Some of these will be saved for grandpas at the AHR too.
So what are your thoughts? I didn't want them to all be the same... but I do not know how I feel about them being so different. I loved them when we were first working on them... now I guess I am just second-guessing. Thoughts please!