Forgive my absence we have a bit of a wedding sweat shop going in our room right now! We are finishing up our favors and invitations this weekend, and I'll have photo updates soon on the progress. We are planning to personalize some invitations we ended up buying for $2 at Big Lots! Once we add fancy stuff to them they will be a little more expensive, but still such a bargain, and they will be completely our vision. I have to hand it to my fiance he is a DIY genius!
ewedding.com offers a pretty handy tool, a free wedding website. You can list all the info for guests, you can even make up a fun couples quiz for visitors to take. I think it will end up being a nice tool for my friends who are better about responding to rsvp's online instead of mailing it in.... things are getting easier all the time. :-D
Sometimes I feel like my to do list is growing longer! So many things left to do:
Invites and response cards
Take engagement pics
Find an officiant
Book hair and makeup
Find Jewelry and shoes for the bridesmaids
Figure out all of our important songs for the DJ
Work on movie montage with baby pics
work on program--- find cute poem to use
buy groomsmen gifts
Come up with signature cocktails
Book our honeymoon
I'm sure I'm probably leaving some stuff out, but the point I'm trying to make is that this wedding stuff can get a little overwhelming at times. I know it will all be worth it on the day of, but right now it seems like a lot.
For our wedding favors we are making little candy jars. We used shape paper punchers to make cute circle cute outs of different sizes and then monograming them with an old fashioned "M" stamp. They look pretty cute in person, forgive the crappy phone upload pictures :-P
I started reading Queen of Babble in the Big City by Meg Cabot, I am specifically liking this book because the main character wants to open a shop that restores vintage wedding dresses, and in between each chapter is a very cute wedding dress guide.