I've been neglecting my planning thread lately, but I've been super busy at work, and just started working out 5 days a week so when I get home all I want to do is sleep.
I've done a lot of work for my welcome bags, which I'll have to take pictures of later and post. Two major updates are that I picked my photographer and my reception dress is on the way!!
I love my wedding dress (see post above) but while it's fabulous, its fitted in the legs which restricts dancing and its SO hot. So, I decided I needed a reception dress. My budget was limited because I spent the majority of my budget on the other dress, so I changed some numbers in the budget to make it work. The FI has always said that he can get his outfit for much cheaper than what I budgeted, so I skimmed a bit from there to make it work He still hasn't picked what he wants to wear (!!!) so he better be right.
I decided to do a custom dress from China after reading some threads on WeddingBee. She gets really good reviews for simple dresses and is very affordable. The dress cost $175 and took about 1 month to make. It just shipped out yesterday and should be here by next week! I'll be sure to take pictures when it arrives. Here are some pictures she took of it before it shipped out.