Now that we have a location and caterer for the wedding, I need to focus on all the little things that I am planning on doing. Luckily I have so many friends who have already gotten married that can give me good ideas!! And by going to walmart to look for something else, I just happened to find a clearance section and got a GREAT deal on invitations and favor boxes. Unfortunately I need a lot of ribbon. And I have been to three walmarts and purchased all they had in the colors and type that I want. And that's not much. I need quite a bit more, but the walmarts I've been to only have 1 or 2 of each kind/color and I need more!! I suppose I can just keep visiting walmarts and everytime I drive by one I will just have to go in. So pathetic. I tried to find the ribbon on walmarts website and the ribbon company website with no luck. Oh well... I have a month. I can find everything in a month (I hope!).
I also found out about this great website, www.weddingmapper.com, where you basically use google maps and then add little icons to the map for the different locations (a bed for the hotel, a bride and groom for the ceremony, a dinner plate for the rehersal dinner, an airplane for the airport). It's totally cute and great for making maps to insert in the invitations! Although, I just realized I didn't say which direction was north, and I've already printed everything...
The main thing I'm avoiding is addressing the envelopes. I just know I'm going to screw it up.
But once all the invitations are done, then I can work on making the favor boxes and silk flower boutinierres. And possibly silk flower corsages too. Then the bridesmaids and I will be the only ones with real flowers, but we're probably the only ones that care... we know boys won't even notice they're wearing flowers. That is, until the flower pin pokes them!
Everything is happening super fast and easily, and I'm waiting for something bad to happen. Maybe the only bad thing will be Beth getting caught trying to sneak down into the jail at the History Center to break the dummy out of jail. :) Cause I know she cannot resist at least trying...
Maine and New Hampshire
1 month ago