October 2010 Brides

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agd1017 Posts : 464 Registered: 9/14/09
Re: October 2010 Brides
Posted: Nov 19, 2009 10:15 AM Go to message in response to: RebeccaFazzio

Wow, take a day off from the computer and look what I come back to! Lots of posts. I'm going to try and keep up here...

Rebecca, I am not doing cake pulls. I have heard of this around Mardi Gras (I think??) but not for weddings. I agree it must be a southern tradition. It sounds fun though!

We are NOT doing seating arrangements! That is way too much headache for me. Our reception is in a barn, with rows on rectangular tables, not round ones. So I think we're going to just let people sit wherever they please. We'll be able to see everybody from our head table, so hopefully they'll be able to see us. lol

I agree with whoever said that a cocktail hour doesn't necessarily mean alcohol is served. We are having one, and just having a few appetizers. No alcohol will be served there. We just needed some time between the ceremony and reception for pictures, and we didn't want to leave the guests with nothing to do.

Our first dance song is "Love Your Love the Most" by Eric Church. It has been our song since the day we first heard it on the radio. There is so much in that song that is exactly like Eric, and he said it describes perfectly how he feels about me. :)



Amanda and Eric
10/10/10

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CheetahAngel Posts : 2,017 Registered: 11/29/08
Re: October 2010 Brides
Posted: Nov 19, 2009 11:04 AM Go to message in response to: agd1017

You all have nice 1st dance song. I wish we had a song that is meaningful to us. I guess I have less than 11 months to decide lol.
                           
  

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jellybean91908 Posts : 216 Registered: 2/9/09
Re: October 2010 Brides
Posted: Nov 19, 2009 12:55 PM Go to message in response to: CheetahAngel

Oh, sigh, ladies.

Right now I'm doing some serious debate about our invites. If you remember, I bought a bunch of leaf-themed paper to do letter-style invites. I was really excited about them at the time, and we got the paper at a STEAL so it was awesome.

Now, the wedding is becoming a bit more formal, and I'm worried that I don't want to do the letters. Whatever I end up doing, I'd still like to DIY them. I've thought about just trimming the paper and creating regular invites this way, but I'm worried that it will look "cheap." However, I'm not sure how I can use the paper some other way. I've thought about menus, but I'm not sure that we have enough to do one for every person.

I like the letter invites, but I feel like I should handwrite them to make them more personal...is it going to look bad if they're printed and then simply signed? The other issue I'm dealing with is wording them. Should they come from FH and me, so that people know right off the bat who's inviting them to the wedding when the open the envelope? It seems kind of weird to say "We request the pleasure of your company as our children, Caitlin and Michael, are united in marriage" blah blah blah or whatever we go with. And then I have to deal with if we send it from the parents we have an issue with his dad. The wedding is at FMIL's house, who is remarried. FH's dad is not contributing to the wedding, but both FMIL and my parents are. Would it be inappropriate to just neglect him on the invite? FH doesn't really care, but I feel like it could cause an issue if he gets a letter, from his ex-wife, inviting him to their son's wedding. And so I'm starting to wonder if normal invites would just save the time/headache/and be much easier.

Caitlin & Michael ~ 9/19/08-forever <3 save the date

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NL2010 Posts : 108 Registered: 6/27/09
Re: October 2010 Brides
Posted: Nov 19, 2009 1:19 PM Go to message in response to: jellybean91908

Jelly- You could word your invites like this:


Together with their families
Jane Elizabeth Smith
and
Stephen James Richardson
request the honour of your presence
at their marriage
on Saturday, the ninth of June
two thousand and four
at two o'clock
First Church of Christ
219 North Granby Road
Granby, Connecticut

I saw a really pretty letter style wedding invitation on offbeat bride. It was folded twice lengthwise like a letter but then the bride wrapped it with two different color ribbons. You untied the ribbons and then the letter opened up. Just a idea that I saw not too long ago.


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Toast Posts : 480 Registered: 9/10/08
Re: October 2010 Brides
Posted: Nov 19, 2009 1:36 PM Go to message in response to: NL2010

jelly-
i agree going with the "together with their parents" is best. that way, its a nod to who is helping to pay for it without directly leaving anyone out. that is what we are probably doing. we are paying for most of it ourselves, but both our parents are contributing in one form or another to something.

can you post a pic of your paper? it would be easier to give ideas if we already saw the paper.

but, other ideas would be to put a sheet of vellum over the leaf paper to "dress it up" some. you could even print the actual invite wording direcly onto the vellum, and then the leaf paper would be more of a background.

you could use the leaf paper for programs, seating/escort cards, etc. if you decided to go the traditional invitation route, you could use the leaf paper as direction cards or hotel accomodation info cards to include with the invites. that way it saves some money on those enclosure cards that you would need to order in addition to the invites.

if you like the letter idea, you could just print the invites yourself but use a nice handwritting type font.

but, i would either do all handwritten or all typed....i think it would look funny if you typed it all and then signed it.

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NL2010 Posts : 108 Registered: 6/27/09
Re: October 2010 Brides
Posted: Nov 19, 2009 1:42 PM Go to message in response to: Toast

Jelly- Not the invitation that I was looking for but here's a letter style wedding invitation.
http://offbeatbride.com/2009/01/vintage-diy-invitations#referrer

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TheLuckiest Posts : 357 Registered: 1/7/07
Re: October 2010 Brides
Posted: Nov 19, 2009 6:43 PM Go to message in response to: NL2010

I WISH I could do a brunch-style reception and an early wedding. I found out AFTER I signed the contract and paid the deposit that we aren't allowed into our venue until noon the day of the wedding. Why? Because some stupid church uses the freaking BALL ROOM to hold their services every Sunday. WHY WOULD THEY DO THAT?!?! That is what CHURCHES are for! UGH! Sorry.
So, we're going to do pics before the wedding and then go straight from wedding to reception since they are in the same room. And we're thinking just doing desserts and hors d'whatevers (try as I might I can never spell that right and don't want to look it up right now). So if we served hors d'whatevers during a cocktail hour that would kind of take the thunder out of the reception... anyway. Thank goodness we have plenty of time to figure it out!

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jellybean91908 Posts : 216 Registered: 2/9/09
Re: October 2010 Brides
Posted: Nov 19, 2009 6:49 PM Go to message in response to: NL2010

NL, thanks for the link! I've googled this about a million different ways and haven't been able to find hardly anything.

I appreciate your ideas, NL & Toast. When we bought the stuff, we were planning for a relatively small affair, but we realized that there are just too many people we need to invite to limit the guest list as much as we were planning...we wouldn't be able to invite hardly any friends!




My plan was to tri-fold them like letters with the response card inside of the letter, then stick it in a fancy, regular mailing envelope, so that postage isn't extra. =)

Caitlin & Michael ~ 9/19/08-forever <3 save the date


Edited by: jellybean91908 on Nov 19, 2009 7:31 PM
to include photo

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agd1017 Posts : 464 Registered: 9/14/09
Re: October 2010 Brides
Posted: Nov 20, 2009 8:27 PM Go to message in response to: agd1017

Hey ladies.... Eric and I are in Omaha for the weekend. We are having an "us" weekend, today was sightseeing, shopping, and bowling. I haven't been bowling in forever and it was SO MUCH FUN! What made it more fun was the fact that I beat Eric 2 out of 3 games.

Tomorrow we are going to the Omaha zoo, which everybody tells me is incredibly awesome. I am very very very excited, 1) because I LOVE zoos, and 2) because it's somewhere new, and 3) because I'm with Eric and we always have fun!

In wedding news, we are doing some serious talking about making a few changes to the wedding. We have been taking some close looks at our budget, and talking about what we want for our wedding. We decided that instead of having an afternoon wedding, with a cocktail hour and then a big dinner/dance reception, we might do a morning wedding, and then a brunch reception. I think that's what we'll end up doing, but we are still talking about it.

Amanda and Eric
10/10/10

Amanda and Eric

 

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jellybean91908 Posts : 216 Registered: 2/9/09
Re: October 2010 Brides
Posted: Nov 22, 2009 5:37 PM Go to message in response to: agd1017

Mom and I went shopping for the wedding yesterday, and I ended up making a decision on invitations! We're going to use the leaf-print paper for invites to the rehearsal dinner and possibly to do thank-you notes. We bought some cardstock, glitter, and stamps to do a mock-up of the invitation I want this weekend.

I also ended up changing my mind about flowers. We had bought some pre-made bouquets and I was going to add some more florals to them. But I started thinking that they were too pinkish and yellowish, and Mom and I bought new flowers. I really liked the look of gerbera daisies, so we bought enough to do all of the bridal party and family member bouquets, corsages, and bouttenieres. We decided to go with a monochromatic red scheme, so we have some that are bit more fiery, a deep red, and a "plum" color. I'm trying to play with them because I'm sick and bored, but for the life of me I can't tell a difference between the deep red and plum ones!

We're going to use the other bouquets (sans the one I've cut apart...) as centerpieces/decor. I'm thinking of piling them into one bouquet and using them on the cake table or guestbook table or something. They're fine as far as colors go for the wedding, I just...I guess I wasn't happy with them as bouquets.

We've spent a lot of money at Hobby Lobby lately. Luckily, everything has been on sale. Mom added up the last batch of flowers we got (all for centerpieces). We paid $190 for them, but the actual prices added up to around $450! So now I'm just watching for vases and wedding items to be on sale. =)

Caitlin & Michael ~ 9/19/08-forever <3 save the date

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RebeccaFazzio Posts : 323 Registered: 10/28/07
Re: October 2010 Brides
Posted: Nov 23, 2009 11:14 AM Go to message in response to: jellybean91908

I love that color scheme and yay for the low prices!

I'll be in Oklahoma City this week and there are crazy sales going on in the bridal shops so I may go to a few and try on going away dresses (short dresses) since we're going to bourbon after the wedding.

Wish me luck!
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agd1017 Posts : 464 Registered: 9/14/09
Re: October 2010 Brides
Posted: Nov 23, 2009 11:23 AM Go to message in response to: RebeccaFazzio

Rebecca- sounds fun! Take pictures if you find a dress!

Today I am doing some research on brunch receptions. I just don't know what kind of menu to have. All I keep thinking of is breakfast food, which is obviously some of what I'll be serving but not all. So I'm looking into that.

I feel like we are at a stale place in our planning. We've done a lot of the major planning, and yeah there are little details to fill in, but I'm not even really sure what I should be working on right now. I think I'm a little ahead of the game, I don't know. lol

Amanda and Eric
10/10/10

Amanda and Eric

 

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RebeccaFazzio Posts : 323 Registered: 10/28/07
Re: October 2010 Brides
Posted: Nov 23, 2009 11:48 AM Go to message in response to: agd1017

I know i'm ahead of the game! I have nothing to do until next year! Which should be relaxing but with school letting out this is the perfect time to do wedding stuff and i've done it all! =)

Next year I have to go to the cake tastings, find my hair and make-up people, have my dress altered, order the BM dresses, the tuxs, make sure everyone has what they are wearing to the wedding, and organize the ceremony as well as the reception!

I love it.
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agd1017 Posts : 464 Registered: 9/14/09
Re: October 2010 Brides
Posted: Nov 23, 2009 12:05 PM Go to message in response to: RebeccaFazzio

Ooh, I just thought of something. I have been dead set on Eric wearing a dark brown tux. But with a morning wedding the tux idea is probably not so great. But I still want him in brown. We will probably end up buying the brown suit. But I can't ask the wedding party to buy suits, they are usually more expensive than renting a tux. What do I do with the groomsmen and ushers then?

Amanda and Eric
10/10/10

Amanda and Eric

 

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jellybean91908 Posts : 216 Registered: 2/9/09
Re: October 2010 Brides
Posted: Nov 23, 2009 12:09 PM Go to message in response to: agd1017

Amanda, you could have them wear a specific color shirt and pants and a brown tie. You could let them wear any suit they own.

Do you have a Burlington Coat Factory around you? The one in my area has some deals sometimes where you can get three-piece suits (and they're actually nice) for about $100...which may or may not be more than tux rental in your area. I would ask them how they feel. Sure, a suit can be expensive, but if they can get one they can wear again (or wear the one they already have) it might not be a big deal to them.

Also, check with the tux shops for less formal rentals. I believe it's "Tux" (the David's Bridal affiliate) that has a lot of informal tuxes for rent that might work for a morning ceremony.

Caitlin & Michael ~ 9/19/08-forever <3 save the date

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