Thursday, August 26, 2010

Nine More Days!

Quick update on the latest happenings here...

  • My dress alterations are done, it is now a floor length dress with no train.
  • Jamie's ring arrived last week & fits perfect.  Thank you for an awesome deal!
  • Only one of the boy's tuxes fit, the other was too big.  I have a tux on order & it should be here early next week.  

  • Cupcake stand is at a stand still.  I painted one coat & never got to finish.  Instead I painted the guest room for company arriving in 2 weeks.  Here's a peek at the stand, will post a full tutorial when we are done. 
  •  400 invitations went into the mail last week.  Now we are working on those people that were missed.  Every day a couple more get added to the list.  So glad to have the invitations done.  They were very, very time consuming.  Huge thank you to Mae & Kristin for all their help!
  • Found future MIL a dress for the wedding.  Made her a pretty necklace & bracelet to match her outfit. (clear beads are silvery, flash kinda kills the bling)

  •  My bridal shower was a couple weekends ago.  Good times with great people!  Got some awesome gifts & recipes.  Special thanks to my mom & Mae for hosting.  Awesome job ladies!
  •  We have collected roughly 14 containers for the candy buffet.  I'm going to start cutting ribbons & making labels for everything this week.  Pics to come in the following weeks as we figure out the table layout. 
I'm sure there is much, much more to add to this list but that's all I can think of for now.  The invitations took us about 2 weeks to complete & were by far the biggest project.  Hope to post more in the next few days as we get closer to leaving for the Hills.  

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Invitation Invasion

The invitation invasion is in full swing.  The assembly process has taken over our dining room.  The address collection has taken over the office.  It's a mess but once we are done putting things together it will go very quickly.  I would start addressing the first 240 envelopes if my return address labels from Vista Print would arrive...  So here we wait, staring at paper, slowly working on things.  The tricky part is keeping the 3 yr old fingers off all this pretty paper...

Monday, August 9, 2010

Fun Times!

Forgot to mention our bachelor/bachelorette parties from a few weeks ago.  We each had individual parties with our guy/girl friends.  The night continued with a combined party for the party bus.  Bar hopping all over Bismarck/Mandan.  Our fun night ended at Bucks where the DJ attempted to drowned the bride-to-be in 6 ft of foam...  It was fun, but I don't know that I will ever do a foam party again after that experience! 

Friday, August 6, 2010

Hey Mr. DJ, can you play that Song?

Well it's almost 2AM. I just finished our play list that we will give our DJ, so he knows what kind of music we want played during our wedding celebration. We will have many guests so it was important that I include a good variety of songs from different artists and backgrounds . Even though it will not be a traditional reception, more of a big party for all friends and family, we will have plenty to keep our guests entertained. Along with this awesome selection of music I've been working on, we will also be having a projection big screen up with a recording of our ceremony in the Black Hills, maybe even a slide show with some pictures. If you follow our blog, then you already know about the Huge Cupcake stand I built. We will have some meat and cheese, veggie, and fruit trays and beverages of course. But Sorry no open bar! Almost forgot the candy bar, that should be fun. Nicole has not seen the play list yet, she is fast asleep, probably tired from the crazy fun day our twin boys put her through while I was at work! I think she will be very happy, as well as our guests. We are in to a little bit of everything when it comes to our choice of music. But it's not just about music we want to hear, it's also what's good and suitable for our demographic of guests who will be attending. Yet another thing to check off my list of things to do, oh yeah!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

One Month Left...

Only one month to go!  Things are getting exciting & overwhelming at the same time.  So much to do but it's all coming together.  Finishing projects are flowers, his ring (finally gave me his ring size yesterday), dress alterations, suit fitting, bridal shower, practice hair day, & invitations.  Can't forget about the massive cupcake stand that is still in progress.  Needs another coat of paint & decor.  We will post pics when it is done. 

Next Project... Addresses

I'm locking the doors & not coming out until the next project is done.  These two boxes contain 500 envelopes.  Each of them is waiting for an address & return label.  If you don't hear from me within a couple days, send  a search party...