So....I thought I'd share what I have figured out for the WEDDING (*squeal*) so far. PSST read about the engagement here
We will be getting married on February 25th, 2012, 299 days from now!! not that I have a countdown on my desktop or anything....
We still have to figure out what church to have the ceremony in (probably the church I've gone to since in diapers) and will be having the reception at a place called The Meadows.
I am SO excited about the reception venue. As we will be getting married as just-out-of-college kids, we will not have the biggest budget in the world, and The Meadows looks beautiful and gave us a GREAT price. Having an off season wedding definitely helped that!!
These are the two rooms I can pick from:
Pretty, eh? Especially for the price we got :) I love the chair covers and sashes in the first pic too, I feel like it makes it so much more formal looking. I think we will be in the second room, it has two fire places on either end of the room that you can't see in the picture, but I think they will be a nice touch for a winter wedding. It can hold up to 250 people, but we will only be having about 100-120. I think it will be nice to have room to mingle around though. PS: Want to read a soap box about reception places and people at the knot? Read the very end.
For colors, I've decided on three: eggplant, bright pink, and silver.
Fiancé wants to be in silver so he can look like James Bond when we get married (boys) and I think my bridesmaids will look pretty in a deep purple/eggplant color.
Not these exact dresses, but a color similar to one of these. I'll use the bright pink in the flowers and in my DIY decorating crafts!!!
Of course I've thought about my dress as well...I'd like to find a dress with a fitted corset/top half, and a little bit of poof on the bottom. I'm not a fan of all over beading or lace, but do like one accent of something that sparkles haha.
Here are some examples of what I'm thinking:
I think the last one is soooo out of my price range (mine is $500ish-$600ish) but I think it's sooo gorgeous. I think I'll set up appointments to check out David's Bridal and Alfred Angelo over the summer to not spend $1000s on the dress!
Eck! Wedding planning is so much fun! I'll be sharing more soon I'm sure :)
OK soapbox: Didn't want to put this in the midst of the entry but wanted to get this off my chest haha. I posted on the community boards of the knot when we were hunting around looking for reception sites to see if anyone knew of cheap sites in the area. When I told then my price so many people reacted so negatively to me!! This one lady ircked me so bad, she said that we should wait all the way until next summer so we can do it outside or put it off even longer to save up money. Excuse me miss. A: I love me some fiancé, and I'd don't want to hold off my loving any longer than I have too just to get married outside since you think it is impossible to find a nice, reasonably priced venue. B: No way am I going to put off the wedding even longer just to save up to have an extravagant wedding. I would rather save that money up for a house one day!! I was able to find a beautiful reception site that gave me a GREAT deal and now I only have to wait 10 months. No, I won't be serving filet mignon, but I also won't be going into debt over one day of my life (even though it will be the happiest yet!!). I know my wedding will be BEAUTIFUL, even on our small budget. :) Haha so sorry about that...knot people just irked me.