Saturday, April 25, 2009

My Bouquet!

So, it might be ruining the surprise for anyone attending my wedding, but I am so excited! Beverly has finished my bouquet, and it is even better than I had imagined! When we went to pick it up, she had even left a spot to insert my grandmother's rosary. So it is completely set to walk down the aisle with me!

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Online Wedding Planner

So, throughout the engagement, I've joined lots of wedding site -,, etc. I've usually joined up just to be able to see all of their content and save something on the off chance that I might want to use it later.

However, I got a personal invitation to visit Now, here is a functional site that I might actually use!
*Not only can I upload all of my guest information, it has a way to export that information to Excel. Hurray for making labels!
*They also allow you to export a PDF of important information. This makes it easy to email details to your FMIL or print it out for your day of coordinator.
*You can set up email reminders for when payments are due to your vendors. I probably won't use this feature, but it would be great if you are worried about missing due dates.
*Once you enter the information ONCE, it enters it EVERYWHERE. So if you put in a cost in the ceremony budget, it is automatically added to the master budget!
*If you are at the beginning of your planning, this is the organizer for you! They cover everything, from the engagment ring to the honeymoon. So the earlier you start using it, the more you can benefit!

*Finally, it's web based. So if you are at work and have internet access, and suddenly realize that Great Aunt Sally isn't on the guest list, you can add her. Or if you want to let your FMIL input the addresses for her guests, you can have a generic password (don't give her your email password!) and give her your username. It's a GREAT way to share information across multiple households.

What planner are you/did you use? I think this one can be universally pleasing, because you can use what you want and ignore what you don't!

Friday, April 3, 2009

We have flowers!

We found this stephanotis ring for a steal at Michael's. The base is my parents' from their unity candle, we'll definitely be borrowing it! I'm planning to add some red roses to it.

This is the rose we found for the mothers and grandmother corsages. It is so realistic, I keep having to touch them ro remind myself!

These calla lillies look extremely real - I wasn't able to get a great picture. This is what the bridesmaids bouquets will be made with.

These will be used for my bouquet and the boys' boutonnieres. We got a red rose for David's, and white roses for the groomsmen and fathers and grandfather, but I forgot to get pictures before Bev kept them to play with them.

These are some of the roses that will be used for my bouquet!!