24 March, 2010
09 March, 2010
I washed 164 cloth napkins in the last 24 hours. I'll be ironing them for a while, haha! These are in the wedding colors of persimmon, butter cream (or canary yellow), and chocolate brown. We have @ 165 rsvp's which include pre-schoolers and toddlers, so this should work just fine for us.
I got to rent more tables and chairs today as the rsvp number increased.
I also found a fantastic website to help me out with purchasing massive pounds of vegetables for the hors d'oevres table. It is also good for how much meat and veggies you would need to purchase for large parties and weddings.
I hope you enjoy this peek into our wedding planning journey, which is nearing an end before we know it. The big day is only eleven days away, and we want everything to be set up and ready ten days from now.
07 March, 2010
One of the neatest ways to save money on a wedding is to do some of the sewing yourself, or find friends who can cut and sew and throw a crafting gathering. Provide snacks and drinks and enjoy the fellowship of friends and family. Talk about the possibility for Titus two moments and wonderful building of shared memories...this will do it!
We will probably stick with something simpler like the following that we put together on one of our craft days with friends:We found the fabric on the clearance bins at our local fabric store, and the shades were exactly what we needed.
Here, you find us cutting and sewing together the wedding favors, which are heart shaped sachets.
Just have a few shots of the yummy spread provided by a dear friend for Ky's shower
05 March, 2010
Check out this view!! We have many fun, family memories at this lake, so it is a rather special venue.
We are 14 days away from rehearsal and set-up for the wedding, so today was the day to get the final rental information calculated, reserved, and paid for. THIS makes it one of those milestone days. I went to the meeting center at the lake this morning to do exact measurements for our rental needs. To my relief, I believe everyone is going to fit! We have 125 confirmed coming to the wedding, and it is not as easy to figure out seating as one might think!
The park conference hall has 10 rectangular tables, but that is not enough. We will need to use at least three of those for hors d'oevres and the lunch buffet, and another one for the cakes. Calculating around those, then, we worked in some 60" round tables to fill in the gaps. Hopefully it will be a sunny, mild day, so we can put a couple of them outside if necessary, but we can also have the ceremony outside the hall, as well, and have the reception all pre-set and prepared in the hall.
outdoor area for gazebo and ceremony, if it is not raining!
the hall has a nice kitchen
We need to save everywhere and anywhere that we can. This $2000 wedding has quickly gone over that dream just a bit. Not much, but we are pinching the pennies, now. Both families are teaching families, so none of us has a lot of spare change lying about. Not to mention this is our 2nd wedding in 8.5 months!! We are, however, intent upon an NICE party and celebration for family and close friends, but we know that we can cut corners here and there. I've already mentioned at least one specialty on the menu that was picked in this park: Blackberries! We will have blackberry tartlets for all who love them.