So we have passed the 5 month mark and the count down is on. I have managed to secure:
- The groom! (the most important part)
- Bridal Party
- THE dress.
- THE shoes (if you only knew what an ordeal this was! BUT the ones I found are just perfect!)
- Bridesmaids dresses
- venue for both ceremony and reception
- Cake & flowers
- Started registering
- Bridesmaids gifts are ALMOST done
- Mistress of Ceremonies
I am sooo thrilled to have asked my best friend Megan's mom to be my Mistress of Ceremonies. She works at the college M and I went to and has always been a great role model in my life. I am not even sure she realizes how awesome she has already been. This whole process has been a bit overwhelming to me and she came in right away with the right questions and information to help. I am so thankful for her and cannot wait to have her as a part of this big day!
This was Ms. Bev and I at my induction into the Golden Key International Honor Society in College.
Big things we still need to accomplish:
- Find our officiant
- Plan/book our honeymoon.
- Plan the guys attire
- Plan the menu (meeting with the venue next week!)
- Centerpieces and decor
- Finish registering
- Pick hotels for family (this has also been a task at times finding the best place at a good rate in a place everyone wants/needs).
- Find Hair and Make-up stylists.
- Pick shoes for bridesmaids.
- .... I am certain there is tons more to do I haven't thought of yet.
While I am still certain on colors attire, my mind has changed about a million times through out this process on my vision for the reception and decor... Below is my most recent inspiration.
Pinterest has really been my best friend and my worst enemy. I cannot count how many hours I have spent researching and staring and different images on the site. So now I am somewhere in between nautical and beachy. I have changed my mind a million times, and I am sure I will change it a million more before it is all said and done.
Two other exciting things: My wedding shower dates have been selected and are in the works. My Maid of Honor Emily is throwing one in April and my Step-Mom Kaye is throwing a Pampered Chef shower in June. It is hard to relinquish control, but I am so honored they want to do this for me and I could not be more excited to see what they come up with!
My awesome Team MOH has also picked and is knee deep in planning my Bachelorette weekend. Which I could not be more excited for!!! The countdown is on....but no really....78 DAYS!!!!
One exciting event a month from now until the wedding! Through the stresses and struggles I am still so incredibly excited. Family has started making travel plans and arrangements and we are in the works of starting invitations.
143 days... It is getting so REAL! Can't wait to become his Mrs!