Originally Posted by DinaQtobe
Thanks for the recommendation on the suit! We really wanted to stay under 350$ for the suit. I am hoping that we can manage that. Am I delusional? When we first started looking I was shocked that his suit might cost more than my dress! (yikes!). I think we are going to try shopping in the states. My dad got his suit for less than 200$.
I love the look of succulents! I hope once you get the boutonnieres in that you will post a picture!
Have you thought about sewing your OOT bags? When I was initially thinking of making up bags my mom offered to sew them for me. There's quite a few patterns online that don't look too difficult, but look pretty cute. Then you could customize the material to your wedding colours and wouldn't even need to add a logo! I think it's amazing that you are sewing your own napkins. I never thought of that and I might think about that one now!
The playlist has been difficult for me! I have tons of songs picked out for the cocktail hour and dinner... but the dance part is a LOT harder.
Thanks for the updates ladies!
I think Indochino suits start at $400, but shipping is free and for your first suit they give you a credit towards $75 of tailoring (in case it doesn't fit exactly right). Before deciding on their suits, I was also looking at Jos A Bank which you can find for a great deal. Sign up for their email promos and you'll see they regularly have sale where you can snap up suits for $200. They have tropical and cool fabric suits too. I also heard of Studio Suits which apparently have affordable suits but I don't know of anyone who's got any from there. I also thought we could find one in the States (Macy's, Nordstrom) but my FI is tough to fit off the rack. I thought if we'd end up tailoring one so much anyways, might as well order one made to fit for him.
I'll definitely post the boutonnieres once I get them. I found a woman on Etsy who's going to make them for me but they won't be ready until July or August because her supplier is backordered for succulents - probably because they're all the rage on pinterest wedding pins!
I did think of sewing the OOT bags but decided against it. I think they'd look so cute and you could pick the right colours, but I was weighing the effort vs cost savings (you wouldn't save on it unless the fabric was free) and decided against it. I've found a few sites online where I can order what I'd like for about $4 or $5 a bag but I'm hoping Dollar Tree brings back the ones I want which are only $1. https://www.shirtsin...at-Tote_52_1047 I just want plain ones with blue straps and then I want to paint 'Hola!' on the one side and maybe something else generic on the other side, so people will use them again.
Sewing napkins is so easy and they are going to add some much needed colour to the tables. Plus I'll keep them and then we'll have really pretty napkins for dinner parties. I'll post pics of the napkins soon. I have almost all of the coral/peach ones finished, which means I'm halfway and then I'll start on the turquoise/blue ones.
I'm the same with the playlists because we aren't using a DJ, just our ipod. The dinner playlist consists of all the songs I had thought about for our first dance, walk down the aisle, etc, but didn't make the cut. So it's pretty easy. I'm nervous about making the dance one. If I put it together wrong maybe no one will dance? I'm going to search online for tips on how to make a good one. Like how many fast dance songs to slow songs ratio and how often? People need breaks to get a drink, go to the bathroom, visit, etc, but you don't want to lose the party vibe. Tough stuff! First world problems (as I roll my eyes at myself), lol.
Good to hear updates from you girls! Anyone else?