Saturday, May 29, 2010

Getting Organized

The other night I had a freak out moment. One of those moments where you go OMG-I-haven't-worked-on-planning-this-shindig-for-months. Needless to say, it lit a fire under my arse to get organized and start knocking things out. I've got a list of things to do going and am adding to it with the help of already married friends. An Excel spreadsheet is made to keep track of budget and spending. There's still a lot to do, but I'm not freaking out anymore.

Things that are done (or nearly at completion) are:

Wedding dress is bought! I'm still gathering what I need to make the modifications I want without actually cutting/sewing the dress. By the way, I absolutely love my dress. It's from Alfred Angelo and is now discontinued. Not to mention, I got it at a steal of a price.

Alfred Angelo style 1144 - discontinued

The champagne colored train is detachable and I don't have it. It's fine because it's perfect without the extra length.

Ceremony location is set but not paid for. There are still some important details, like what time we want to do it, that need to be worked out. So, barring the Botanical Garden offering to give me the Conservatory for free (a girl can dream, right?), the Ringgold Wedding Chapel is our ceremony location.

We've mostly decided on a reception location. I just need to keep that fire lit long enough to call them and get all the details about things. Screw sit down dinners. We're going bowling!

I have just about all of the paper goods to do the invitations. I'm just missing the RSVP envelopes. Invitations can be printed as soon as the locations and times are set in stone. And, considering they don't get sent out till January, I've got time on those.

The guestlist is set! We just have to track down addresses and phone numbers for everyone. Again, the invites aren't going out till January, so there's time to go yet.

So, some stuff is done and we still have a lot of work to do, but I'm confident that once the big things are set that everything else will fall into place.

What were the little things that came up for you?


  1. I absolutely LOVE that dress!

    Stopping by from SITS to welcome you!

    Cheers :-)
    - CoconutPalmDesigns

  2. What a beautiful dress!

    I'm stopping by from SITS to welcome you to the group.