It feels like forever since i've updated on my planning thread. My planning came to a bit of a stand still with the nice summer weather and being off from work for two weeks. I was trying to enjoy myself and not think too much about planning.
I have a lot of my planning done for the most part, but I still have some of those fun small details to plan.
There's quite a few to-do's that are left and mostly the ones that most brides procrastinate (like music playlists! haha)
-Acquire marriage license (Chester and I will be tying the knot in November 11 - the date has a ton of significance for me. It's the day that my grandmother passed. She always told me she wanted to see me get married. I have also always had this thing with 11:11. When I looked it up I read that it's a very spiritual number. So.. 11/11 it is!)
-Make a playlist - at least outline of one
-Download Wedding DJ app onto my iPad
-Make place cards
-Prepare Itineraries - I actually ordered itineraries from Vistaprint before I started designing my own stuff online. I've gotten 1000% better at creating digital files and I was really disappointed with the original ones I made. I created new templates for my welcome letter and itineraries and I will share a picture of them once I receive them from Vistaprint.
-Get in touch with my WC - I still have to pick our cocktail menu, breakfast menu for the morning after and a few other details.
-Put deposit down with Zuniga - I just signed the quote and secured my decor with them
-Skype with my Videographer/photographer - They would like to go over what we would like/our style etc.
-Pick out Chester's ring
I know there's a ton more to do that i'm missing, but these are just a few that I thought I would jot down so that they don't slip my mind again.
I finally finished my centrepieces and table layouts. I took a picture of how i'd like them to set it up, but the photo is missing a few other votive glass holders that I bought. I also bought a few beautiful (very muted colour) mint votive holders as well. I really wanted mismatched colour votives and also mixed metallics. I love that look. I really scoured stores to find unique ones because I also love different textures and styles.
Ps. I'm really really happy that I got these table runners. I'm obsessed with them. We also have a matching cake table all champagne sequins tablecloth.
Now the photos in this pic were just cheap fake flowers I had laying around. I'm going to have real ivory/white roses in the clear vases and then I will be adding in a bit of greenery (Lambs ear- artificial .. I've already purchased it, but super happy because it looks real) and I plan to also add a few cream coloured artificial berries as well. And yes.. if you noticed.. I did change my vase again. I decided to just stick to plain clear mason since I am going to have a lot going on with the votives and the sequins etc.
This is my inspiration photo
Lastly is my wedding band. We've gone a bit over our budget and I've also decided I don't really want anything to blingy or big because my engagement ring is blingy and big. I did wan't a rose gold band. I ordered a pure rose gold (beaded texure) band off of Etsy. For now I will use this band and after the wedding I may purchase a very very dainty rose gold band with micro pave stones in it.
Oh.. also, I made this crown and I have no idea what to do with it anymore. I actually ordered some crowns off of Etsy already for the wedding/my bachelorette.