My Recent Michael's Finds and Some More Planning
Thanks to @nkavanaugh I purchased my Bridesmaid's dresses from Lulu's. They are the Royal Engagement Dresses in Coral Pink, after taxes, shipping and the US exchange rate I got each dress for $110 CDN. I covered the cost as part of their bridesmaids gift.
My sister is really fair skinned, and my best friend is Southern Italian, the colour of this dress suits both of their skin tones perfectly. This is the medium, both Melissa and I are 5'7. They were bit long so the girls will need to get them hemmed. The bust is supportive (no bra worn in this photo), the waist and butt area has lots of room, the waist is a bit tight and doesn't have much give. Maybe I'm baised but if I was a bridesmaid in a beach wedding I would totally want to wear these, which made me super excited for my girls. This is me trying on the dress:
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I've asked them to wear flat, silver sandals for the reception, they can choose whatever they like as long as they show me first. Neither of them are huge chunky jewellery people so that will be kept to a minimum as well.
At first I pictured my hair down, curled and a flower (hence the flower in my picture with my dress). Then I tried on the veil, and then my best friend sent me this and it was so me:
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I often throw my hair up in a bun and I love the simplicity of the look. My dress is pretty busy at the bottom and the top is open, so my hair being in that big beautiful bun and with the veil I think it would be perfect. Plus I don't have to really think about it during the day.
My girlfriend who does my hair regularly is coming to the wedding, she will be doing my hair for the day, along with my bridesmaids and Mom.
I am also doing my own make-up - I have always hated getting it done and I'm quite good with that sort of stuff.
Recent Michael's Finds:
Although I need to check on a couple items with the resort for decor, I started picking up a few things:
Silver Frames @ $3 each to place on the front table (if there is a front table - TBC) with either pictures of Col & I or some sort of signage.
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Letter Initials @ .25 cents each that @perianjay suggested I spray paint silver and place on the front table that I'm hoping exists. If it doesn't, I will keep black and use in my home. Couldn't lose at that price.
As mentioned, I'm making my own bouquet. I picked up these gorgeous roses @ $4 each:
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And started working them in:
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I need to work on the arrangement and may add a few more small, closed, pink roses.
- Colin has asked his brother and cousin in London to go and be measured this weekend. This week and weekend we'll be looking into some options, hoping to have this sorted within a month's time
- Downloading the wedding music app this weekend and start loading reception songs
- We are planning on sending out a final email to the guests that have not booked in the beginning of November to make them aware of the RSVP date