With the summer off, you'd think I would have lots of time to just do nothing all day, but I've actually been pretty busy with wedding stuff. These past few days I've been busy addressing invitations and hammering out last minute details of the guest list. I thought the invites would take me about a day, but the project is more involved than I initially had planned. It seems lots of people have moved, people have last minute additions, and printing the return addresses gets time consuming! Seeing all of these names in print makes the list seem so long and overwhelming, but I think I'm going to get it wrapped up soon.
I've also been busy getting flowers for the wedding set up. Being on a fairly tight budget, I knew I wanted to go with carnations. While they get a bad rap, I felt that if I had bridesmaid bouquets of all carnations, it wouldn't be too horrible. I thought these pictures were inspiring. I have raspberry colored bridesmaid dresses, and then the bridesmaid bouquets will be a light pink.
*Pictures via the Weddingbee
Anyways, armed with my idea we met with the florist. I was dreading this appointment, because I know that flowers are really a waste and exorbitantly priced. Keeping the flowers to carnations (and having the florist do only bouquets, corsages, and boutonnieres) means that the florist bill will stay reasonable (reasonable being relative). I am just excited that we have the flowers ordered and done with. With that success, my mom and I attempted to leave the city and head home. However, road construction had us on a different path, so my mom suggested we go to the mall and check out mother-of-the-bride dresses. We went to Macy's and my mom found two dresses! One for the rehearsal dinner and one for the wedding. We've both been looking for a dress for her, but hadn't had any luck. I was really excited that we found two outfits that look really elegant and appropriate for her! So it seems like things are coming together.
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