Sunday, December 27, 2009

We're Getting There...

So, we met with 2 photographers over the holidays and have decided to go with Lorraine Daley. We also set up our time slot for the tasting at Normandy Farm on Jan 31 for 1:00. I also am in the process of booking make-up for the day of- I have decided to go with Cheekadee. Next on the list: hair, ceremony music, and a DJ.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Invitation Sites

Here's a list of online invitation sites I got from ads in a bridal magazine. I'm sure some of them aren't so great, but it's a lot easier to keep track of them all if I just put them online... Let me know if you have any suggestions or know of any other sites to loook at!

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Hair & Make-Up

Think I'm gonna be using Cheekadee for my make-up. They're located in Philly, which is where I will go to have my trial done- but on the day of the wedding, they come to me! If anyone is interested, it's $75 if you want to have it done on the day of the wedding. I'm not really expecting anyone feeling the need to have their make-up professionally done, but figured I'd throw it out there just in case. They require a 3 person minimum, and we've already met that, so no pressure!

Photography Update

We were supposed to meet Lorraine Dailey at 3:00 and Liz Warnek at 5:00... but the snow storm prevented that from happening. We might meet with Carol McDonald on our way up to Maine tomorrow, but we're going to wait to see what the roads are like before making any decisions...

Monday, December 14, 2009

Dress Pics - Up for One Day Only!

I'm posting some pics of my dress that I took this weekend. I'm leaving most of them up for today only, because I don't want everyone to see what I'm going to look like!

There are pics of the dress with and without straps- still haven't decided which I like better....

Click on the pics to see them enlarged.

Dress Fabric:

Update: I took the pictures down so the dress would still be a surprise for most- and to make sure Scott didn't accidentally see it!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Decision Made

I stuck with my original decision- so I have officially found the dress!!! It is from the Betsy Robinson's private label bridal collection. It is beautiful! I haven't decided whether it will have straps or be strapless, but it is currently strapless. It is a trumpet-style dress with a beaded sweetheart neckline. It has all over shimmer, which comes from sections of beading around lace over satin. The people at Betsy Robinson's Bridal were soooo helpful and really made me feel great about my decision- they did not pressure me at all. I feel much calmer about everything and am very happy with my decision!

Dress Shopping

Yesterday was a long day of dress shopping. I was very thankful to have my mom, Laura, and Christina with me- it was really helpful to have their input. At the end of the day, we were all ready to make a decision, so.... I got a dress! Even though I love the dress, I am worried that I made my decision too soon. To ease my fears, I'm going back to the bridal salon today at 3:00, just to make sure there's nothing that I overlooked during the first appointment. When I chose the dress that I chose, I really thought it looked like "a little too much" when it was on the hanger. When it was on, it was a completely different story. But I am worried that I might not have been looking for similar styles because initially I wasn't sure I would even like it when it was on. I know I'm being a little crazy about all this, but I feel like this is a HUGE decision. I'm hoping my second trip will ease my fears and I'll leave there much more confident about the choice I made. Will post the outcome of the appointment when I get back!!