First a non-wedding update:
Sean's been working on a huge renovation project and it has been really crazy busy for him the last couple of months. He hasn't had a day off in weeks and finally had one on Canada Day which was really nice but he was so exhausted that it really wasn't enough. Yesterday at work my boss randomly asked me if I was busy that night and if I wanted tickets to the U2 concert! I quickly called Sean and he was able to leave work a little early to make the concert! It was so nice to have an impromptu date night and just be in the moment, not thinking about work or wedding planning. We had such a great time and drank a bit too much ...who thought a concert on a Monday night was a good idea! lol!
Now back to planning...again I feel like things have been so slow moving but yesterday was 6 months until we leave for Mexico so I think hitting the official 6 month mark is making me kick it into high gear!
Flower Girl - so you know how I already bought an outfit for my flower girl well the curse of shopping too early has hit me. I couldn't help myself I really have been trying not to keep looking for alt. outfits because I know I'll get suckered in. Kids clothes are just too cute to pass up sometimes. I was shopping for our flower girl's little sister who was just born on June 20th!!!! One of my maids of honour had her second baby and now that she's here I've been looking for options for her too. Baby Gap was having a 40% off sale and I found a really cute dress for the little one but then I saw the perfect dress for our flower girl that fits with our colour palette and it was also 40% off...I couldn't really pass it up. It actually works out because she's growing faster than we anticipated. She's 3 and so we bought her a size 4 but she actually fits the size 4 perfectly now. We ended up going with a size 5 because she'll definitely be growing in the next 6 months!
Here are both of them...
This is for the tiny one who will be 6 1/2 months
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This is for our flower girl
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I still need to find them shoes but I just saw these on gap website
Bridesmaids -we're slowing getting the dresses together. My maid of honour who just had her baby at the end of June is now starting to think about dresses now that she knows she'll be able to try some on... . My other maid of honour has her dress and so does my cousin who is a bridesmaid. I have one other bridesmaid who is narrowing down her search as well so I think we might take a group trip out to david's to make sure all the colours work together. Here are the options so far (keep in the mind the online colours can be quite different from the actual fabric - you david's brides know what I mean).
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Here is our colour palette again:
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I'm leaning towards option 1 but I'm going to wait until I see them in person to decide. Here is a photo of the david's swatches my cousin sent me.
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The far left is malibu and the dress in both pics in the top right corner is also in malibu and to me they look very different, so I'm curious to see what it all looks like in person together. 3 out of the 4 are david's dresses and the fourth one is already purchased so we can at least bring it with us to the appointment.
I'm also trying to organize a bridesmaid day to do brunch, maybe put some OOT bags together, they all want to help and I've been doing most of the shopping and planning on my own so I want to plan a day to include them. oh and maybe we'll sneak in a viewing of Magic Mike XXL just for fun...hahaha!
Website/Facebook Group - We just started doing a bridal party feature on our wedding website and wedding facebook group to get everyone excited for the trip and to introduce people to our bridal party before our wedding week! So far the response has been great! I started with one of my bridesmaids and then we'll alternate between bridesmaids and groomsmen a couple times a month (since we have more bridal party members than there are months left until the wedding!! eek!).
This is what it looked like:
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Today's wedding party feature: Pamela (Bridesmaid)
Connection to the Couple: Friend of the Bride - We met in grade 9 at Woodbridge College (yes, that was the name of our HIGH SCHOOL…)
Fun Facts: Pam had the coolest sweet 16 birthday party on a boat, we survived math in summer school that we voluntarily took (yep - crazy!) and I will forever be made fun of by her entire family for finding black pepper on a pizza too spicy!!
Although my love for the arts began at an early age, Pam was the one who encouraged me to join the drama club with her, which led me to Stage Management and as they say, the rest is history!
Love you Pam!
...and yes that top left pic is us at prom...haha
That's all for now!! Until the next planning update...
@TinkerSofi I just realized the response I wrote to your last message was never posted! Sorry! I was on my phone and sometimes this site doesn't cooperate with me when I respond on my phone. gah!
Yes, the transportation offered is a private bus which will only be our group and will take us directly to Xcaret. That's one of the things I like about this group rate option. I'm still trying to figure out numbers. Hopefully it all works out.
I decided to keep both the place mats and the napkins and to decide closer to the date. The place mats weren't that expensive and we can use them at home anyway if we don't end up using them for the wedding.
Still waiting for a sale at Clare's for that robe...
Edited by snswedding2016, 07 July 2015 - 12:58 PM.