Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Invitations and Tasting @ Normandy

After receiving quite a few invitation samples in the mail, I realized that I was just going to have to make them myself. I was having a hard time finding the exact colors and I wasn't really falling in love with anything I had seen. I know I said I wouldn't do this, but I'm hoping that if I start early enough, it won't be that big of a chore and I can stretch it out over a few months. I tried to keep them pretty simple to minimize the work involved. Here's what they're going to look like (aside from a few edits):

One of the edits I'm going to make is to take out my dad's middle initial- it looks weird. Also, there seems to be a big stink about when the "evening" begins. Technically, it looks like it is 6pm, although- I've found many sources that say that it's not uncommon these days for 5pm to be considered "evening" on an invite. Who knows... does anyone have an opinion on this? I really don't feel like changing it, but if it's really that big of a deal, I guess I could.

I'm getting really excited for the tasting at Normandy this weekend. We'll get to try lots of food and drinks and I think they show us some options for decorations as well. We're going up to my parents on Saturday night and then me, Scott, my mom, and my dad are all going together on Sunday. I'll definitely post about it when we get back.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Wedding Prep

I've been trying to take care of some things that I probably won't feel like doing as it gets closer to the wedding. I ordered personalized napkins and ribbon that just came in and here are the pictures. I really like the napkins:
I also started working on the covers for the program, and here is the start of one that still needs a lot of work:
I've also started constructing an out of town booklet to put in the welcome bags at the hotel. This weekend I did the cover and the first two pages:

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Bridesmaid Dresses

Not sure whether I'm going to go with short or long, but I'm leaning toward short. There were a few long ones that I liked that were really lightweight, so I'm going to post some pictures of them first.

Bill Levikoff - Style 520

Saison Blanche - Style 2124 - I realize this dress may not be realistic for a bridesmaid dress, but I had to add it because I thought it was so pretty
Jim Hjelm - Style AV9772
After Six - Style 6592After Six - Style 6589After Six - 6537After Six - 6220

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Cute Online Shops & Other Stuff

Some online shops I've come across that carry cute items for potential wedding decor, stationary, etc. (I'm really just posting them here so I don't forgot about them)
Also, I got to try on my dress again today :)
I had to go in to get additional measurements for the length of the dress. They needed to know what kind of shoes I would be wearing and I've decided to go with flats. That way I don't have to worry about tripping, sinking into the grass, or being too tall. I saw these from Dessy and thought they looked cute & comfy. I'm a little worried about the heel though- it looks like it might be a little too wide for my abnormally narrow heel. I guess I won't know for sure until I try them on.

Since they won't be visible- and to make them a little more personal, I'm also considering pink or charcoal grey.

I looked at lots of bridesmaid dresses today too. I wrote down designers & styles I liked at the bridal boutique and I plan to search for them online and post pictures. Hopefully I'll be motivated to do that sooner rather than later!

Monday, January 4, 2010

Future Mrs. Cassity

Saw this tank top on The Knot and I had to have it. The letters are actually black, even though they look maroon in this picture. I'm wearing it right now :)