Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Making Decisions!

With the 7 month mark looming ahead of us as of next week, Fiancé and I are still slacking on those pesky save the dates.

Whoops? My mother has been uber nag since January 1. Each time I talk to her it's "have you finished the save the dates? You need to finish the save the dates." Yes mother...yes. I know.

This weekend, we're looking at a *cough* new *cough* reception *cough* site. I'm not saying more because we're not ditching the one we have yet. Rumor has it we might get more bang for our buck at the one in question (that we'll be visiting Saturday) and if that's the case it doesn't hurt that it's merely ONE block from the church and the hotel where we're hoping to block off 20 rooms for our guests (that we're also looking at this weekend).

Of course things couldn't be that easy, as opposed to site #1 that we currently have a deposit on, a deposit that was only ~$100, the one in question has a $5k deposit, $10k minimum food and drink, thankfully that $5k deposit? Goes towards the minimum. Now, our proposal at current site, had us at $18k. We brought it down, cutting out just about EVERYTHING, to about $11k. So if we can keep it in that vicinity and get more for our money, we're golden and totally only losing $100.

No decisions have been made but if I can have a cocktail hour downstairs, dinner and dancing upstairs, with a full cocktail hour? I'm totally bailing on site #1.

I digress though. I'll hopefully more info next week and pictures.

In other happier news,

I picked out the Bridesmaids dresses, have a trip scheduled to Boston to go with the other girls, and should have them all ordered by May 12. The dresses in question?

[via Aria Dress]

The fabulous dreses from Aria Dress. They'll be short with an Aline skirt, in navy blue. The girls will then wear fuschia shoes. Carry green and white flowers. It's going to be fabulous. I love the navy/fuschia color tablet with a hint of green, like a spring green. Ahh love colors.

My vision? Something similar to this:

[via Miss Havy]

I've got the navy shoes, the girls will have navy dresses and pink shoes with white flowers with a dash of green in the mix. I'll have pink flowers. The men will have green mums as their boutonnieres with navy suits and vineyard vine ties.

All in all, it's coming together. If this ah-hem new reception site works out we'll save a significant amount on transportation. Like seriously - none needed. The men can stay at our apartment and walk over the day of, and I can stay at the hotel which is catty corner to the church. I'm pretty excited about this all, now if I could just sit down and get those stupid Save the Dates done....*le sigh*

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Blogger AmyJean {Relentless Bride®} said...

Love the dress :)

Wednesday, February 04, 2009 1:17:00 PM  
Blogger Sarah said...

I'm doing the same color palette! My girls are wearing the "avery" dres from Coren Moore in navy, with fuschia peeptoe shoes! I have been thinking of adding hints of green, too, into the flowers! I'm trying to figure out the centerpieces....with all the colors. I'm currently thinking of doing birch tree vases, 3 per table in varying heights...filled with different colored flowers. Not sure.....I'll be anxious to see what you decide for your wedding!

Wednesday, February 04, 2009 2:20:00 PM  
Blogger Vicki T said...

I love the new styles Aria just introduced. I think one of my bridesmaids is going with this same style with the A-line skirt.

Wednesday, February 04, 2009 2:20:00 PM  
Blogger Miss JeffMemorial said...

Thank you for picking dresses and ideas that won't make me hate myself for wearing them! And so excited to having a pair of pink shoes.

Wednesday, February 04, 2009 3:22:00 PM  

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