So...you're almost there...is everything all set? What do you still have left to do?
There's a question that I'm sure all brides are asked constantly, once you get down to the 2-months-out mark or so. I've asked it of other brides in the past, and people will continue to ask it until probably an hour before go-time:
This is what goes through a bride's brain in that moment:
Image via Manila Wedding Planners
I am currently 50 days out from the day I get to marry Mr. Llama! It's crazy - all of a sudden, it feels very close. I think I've just been so busy with the end of the school year (one more week!) that it's kind of crept up on me.
So, one piece of planning I failed to follow up on was how the final acquirement of my dress went! As you may or may not remember, I purchased my dress used from bride I found here on Weddingbee last summer. Last time I wrote, I was one week out from picking up my dress!
Mr. Llama - time to go away now!!
OH. MAN. I totally fell off the blogging wagon for a while there, hive. Sorry! With the end of the school year, having out-of-towners in for my bachelorette & shower, and lots of phone meetings with vendors over the last couple weeks, I just haven't been able to find the time!
ANYWAY. When I last wrote, I had addressed our plan for minimal floral, and what Disney was quoting us. The biggest chunk of change was in the personals, which is the one area of floral/decor where we are allowed to use an outside vendor.
At first, I thought- "Do I really want to incorporate two different florists? Is it worth the trouble?" Because Disney would still be providing ceremony/reception floral, no matter what. After some light research and quick calculations, though, I found that I could save myself around $500 by working with another florist for personals. So, um, yeah. IT'S WORTH THE TROUBLE.
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Remember how floral gives me a giant headache?
So, we got our floral estimate from Disney, and even though I was prepared to be shocked, I was still pretty flabbergasted at the price of what little floral we asked for.
Remember that this was my inspiration for the bouquets, which will double as centerpieces:
Image via Belle the Magazine / Floral Design by DeVinnie's Paradise / Photo by Taylor Lord Photography
So to continue with the discussion of accessories...last weekend, Mr. Llama and I decided to make some progress on the wedding ring front!
We will likely go through the woman who designed my engagement ring, but before we made a formal appointment with her, we figured we'd do some browsing at our local jewelry store, Sandberg Jewelers.
Wait, backup. Obviously, before we did any of that, I pinned away on Pinterest! Duh.
So...now that I've gone over what Mr. Llama is wearing, I thought now would be a good time to explain what we are having our groomsmen wear!
We knew we wanted to keep it low key - I probably sound like a broken record, but since everyone is already spending so much time and money getting to the wedding, we wanted to keep the attire requirements pretty easy.
Photo by Peter Gubernat
Wait--you mean MY DRESS isn't the only piece of important attire on this day?? ;)
Because I didn't take a whole lot of input from Mr. Llama on what he wanted me to wear on our wedding day, I wanted him to have the same freedom. He has always wanted a 3-piece suit, so this seemed the perfect time to invest (I'm very punny) in one.
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Sorry I've been a little MIA, hive. With the planning trip and the return back to school, it's been a little hectic!
So, since I'm about a week or so out from actually acquiring my second-hand dress (GAH!), I figured now would be a good time to explain how my seller and I put together a "Wedding Dress Contract."
So we started our planning trip by meeting our photographer, Ashley Razo from Ashley Jane Photography for breakfast Sunday morning. It was planned mostly to get to know each other (we didn't have a desire for engagement pictures, which is how a lot of other couples get to know their photographer), but we also went through a general timeline of the day, as well as going through photos that we know we'd want.