Well, I decided to check out my wedding to-do list on theknot.com knowing full well that I am behind on a few things. Fortunately, I am aware of everything I am behind on: I haven't technically booked the photographer yet because I still haven't mailed him his contract and deposit because I had to figure out some details first (times and places); I don't want to cross-off booking the DJ until I receive written confirmation that we have officially booked him for our event; and I haven't reserved a block of hotel rooms for out-of-town guests because I think we won't have enough out-of-town guests to even bother (instead, I'm going to choose hotels in three different price-points to suggest to the few out-of-town guests). Luckily, I was able to cross-off some things, such as book ceremony musician, reserve rehearsal dinner space, finalize rehearsal dinner menu, etc.
Aside from doing those few things I am behind on, I have started working on some new projects. I've talked with my mom about my card box. She is set on making me a beautiful card box large enough so that we can see if anyone dares to walk off with my gifts like they did at my parents' wedding. Jerks. Here are her two inspiration boxes:
Aside, from card boxes, I have started thinking about our parents' gifts. I'm sorry to say that I can't share any ideas on here for fear that our parents may see, but let's just say that I know for sure what I'm getting my dad :) I've also been working on my invitation wording. I didn't think it would be this difficult. There are traditional ways for everything! If your wedding is taking place in a house of worship, you are supposed to use the phrase "request the honour of your presence." Then, the wording also depends on who is hosting the reception. We, as a couple, are hosting the wedding so our parents' names will not appear on the invitation. Traditionally, all the dates and times are supposed to be spelled out, but I'm just trying to figure out how far I can deviate from traditional and still look classy. Here is a picture of our invites that Dan picked out:
Finally, in wedding news, I won a $25 gift certificate to this awesome bridal boutique in south jersey called A Beautiful Touch (http://www.abeautifultouch.com). I fell in love with their jewelry while at a bridal show. Then, I friended them on Facebook to sign up for their monthly gift card giveaway. Since I already bought my earrings, I'm not sure what I'll use the gift card towards yet, but I have tons of ideas. They have a wide variety of personalized clothes for the bride and her bridal party, awesome jewelry, lots of lingerie, etc. The trouble with buying clothes is that I'm not sure what size I will be by the wedding, and I have to use this gift certificate within a month. I'll be sure to keep you posted as to what I finally choose.