Monday, November 23, 2009
On my mind at the moment - schedules and lists.
To Do List (MoH style)
Make and Distribute schedules
Bachelorette Party Invites
Make a "To Pack" List
Shop for Bridal Makeup
Check on wedding day transportation
Shop for wedding nail polish
Charge camera battery
Reunite with bridesmaid dress
Now having published my to-do's hopefully I'll start crossing things off.
Note on Bacheloretting - Bachelorette party to immediately follow the rehearsal dinner at my family's house in Manteno. All ages welcome, everyone is welcome to stay the night. Beds available first come first serve. More info to follow :)
Saturday, June 20, 2009
Monday, April 6, 2009
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
Sunday, February 22, 2009
Saturday, February 21, 2009
Friday, January 16, 2009
I bought my dress today, success! The dress is on sale, unfortunately the discount is only available on full-price items. Anyway the sale is more than the discount would've been. When I ordered I had to give them Sara's info. They asked for her last name (and spelling), wedding date (June 26th) and it helped to know she was registered at the Orland Park, IL store. Since I was buying at a different store they gave me my own account. Just my name, phone number and email address. My dress should be in Feb 28. and they will email me to let me know.
She also asked if I would be needing alterations. I said 'no' because I don't want them in-store. She said that they require a first fitting 6 weeks before the wedding for in-store alterations. Hopefully no one will need their overpriced alterations so it won't be an issue.
Good luck and happy shopping girls!
Thursday, January 15, 2009
Hello Lovely Ladies!
I hope you all had a very merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. I am happy to report that after an exhaustive search, Sara has chosen the bridesmaid's dresses for her wedding. The dress is at David's Bridal, style 8355 in the color "clover". The dress is marked down to $79.99 on the website. It should be the same price in the stores as it is online.
I strongly recommend you take a trip to your nearest David's and try on the dress as the sizes can be a little unpredictable. Sara has requested we all order our dresses as soon as possible, but February 19th (her birthday) at the latest. This will ensure that all the dresses arrive nice and early so we have plenty of time for alterations and delays.
Speaking of alterations--I have tried on the dress and the length is a little weird. I believe it is described as "tea length" but on my 5'4" it was more like "top of the ankles length". Sara and I determined that the most attractive length is for the dress to hit the bottom of the kneecap. This should be an easy way to make sure all the dresses are the same. Probably everyone's dress will need the hemline lifted. It is a very easy alteration, anyone with a sewing machine and a little know-how can do it. Alterations at David's cost between $40 and $60 (just for the hemline). This is really expensive. If anyone needs help finding someone to alter their dress please let me know, I know several people in the Wilmington-Kankakee area who would do it for free.
Okay, I know that was a lot to throw at you. I'm really excited to get these dresses and get Sara and Andy one step closer to being finished with their wedding planning! If you have any problems with finding the dress, meeting the Feb. 19th deadline or anything else, don't hesitate to call me (see my number in the real email!).
I'll shoot another email Friday, after I buy my dress and let you all know how it went and if there is anything we missed.
Abby, Maid of Honor
p.s. There is a Junior Bridesmaid dress that may be better for Kylie. David's style JB2815. I don't know her size, but Sara thought that the the junior dress might work better for her. The junior version has similar lines and is the same color, but has straps and a better fit for the less full-figured :)
Sunday, January 4, 2009
Saturday, January 3, 2009
One Dress, Two Dress, Red Dress, Blue Dress, Big Dress, Small Dress, No Dress at all Dress (Yes, you can tell I teach first grade)
It looked like it was available for ordering. I think you would all look great in it too!
Friday, January 2, 2009
Thursday, January 1, 2009
I was getting worried about the bridesmaid dress situation being that David's Bridal hasn't been much help :-). I wanted to look at more department stores lately, but I keep on getting sick *blah*. I decided to try out the Nordstrom website Anyway, I think you'll like the dress!
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Apartment Therapy has a post up about inexpensive ways to decorate your table. While the post is technically geared towards Thanksgiving, Christmas, and other fall/winter dinners, I think a lot of the ideas could be applied towards a wedding.
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
We don't get WE, so I haven't actually watched any of the wedding shows she mentions, but the clips Sarah shows from Bulging Brides leads me to believe it might be the worst show ever created, in every sense.
Friday, October 3, 2008
Dress and Veil. The bottom of the dress sort of mimics the vail.
Willow: Wow. You look lovely. Really... lovely.
Anya: Thanks. It's probably the blush of imprudent spending.
And let's just take a moment and be grateful that Sara's not an ex-demon who would put her friends in dresses like these:
Side note: This picture is from the very begining of the episode, and the first time I saw it I thought Willow's dress had sleeves because she's actually Xander's Best Man, not a bridesmaid. But it turns out that everyone except for SMG and Michelle Trachtenberg (who plays Buffy's little sis) are wearing the ugly sleeves. Makes me wonder if perhaps Smidge was too vain to wear sleeves that would make her arms look that fat. Or maybe they had to give her short sleeves because she has to fight later on in the ep. Who knows.
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Very cute, but I think a tad too atumnal for a summer wedding. Although I think the deep red table cloth adds to the atumnal feel. Just thought I'd share it, because nobody's posted in a while and I thought you would at least be moderately amused that I found this on an interior design blog.
Sunday, August 3, 2008