Friday, June 24, 2011

What's up with that

Recently, my friend Carmel introduced me to my newest vice, Her preferred method of persuasion was to tag me on pictures of custom made Swarovski encrusted Christian Loboutin shoes. In other words,  I was attacked from all angles, ambushed, and was finally shot in the forehead...just plain cruel. Anyhow, it was great she introduced me to Etsy because I have been able to find unique and amazing custom made accessories for the wedding. 
Amongst my new findings, I came across a not-so-famous wedding planning website, In my opinion, is less focused on wedding vendor marketing, has better planning tools for brides that can be customized, and overall, it is a better tool than However, I have found that although there are many wedding planning websites, they have different focuses and specialties. 
With the help of our GREAT and patient wedding planner, Janel Ellefsen, we have been able to book our transportation and the band that will play during dinner. 
Today, I spoke with Amy from Windsongs, our ceremony string trio, to begin discussing ceremony music. Once I got home, I was on my mission to research songs for our reception, specially for the important moments such as, music for our entrance, father and daughter dance, garter toss, bouquet toss, cake cutting... you get the point. 
Although the wedding planning process has been stressful, there have been many moments that have made me smile like a little school girl. One of these moments was tonight, when I was picking the song for the garter secret *grin*.

Special thanks to Carmel who has been helping me with wedding ideas and given me suggestions.



P.S.: In case you where wondering about the title of this post, it is a song from Kenan Thompson's SNL sketch, which happens to be my fiance's favorite. 

Monday, June 13, 2011


Today, I received an e-mail from my lovely MOH about good dates to have the Bachelorette party and the Bridal shower. The subject line of her e-mail read: Getting close to the BIG DAY. I do not know what word would describe the reaction best... perhaps, hyperventilation. Time has gone extremely fast and we have less than 4 months before THE day. I mean, it feels like it was yesterday when we got engaged and began planning our wedding and we have 4 months to plan the perfect day. As I have mentioned before, it has been a fantastic, emotional, and positively life changing time in our lives.

So far, we have accomplished:
Reserving the venue
Found a Catholic church and priest willing to marry us!!!
Have a great planner
Have an awesome photographer
Have the DJ
Have the florist
Have the musicians
Have makeup artist for hair and makeup
Got the wedding dress
Ordered the veil and headpiece
Got THE shoes
Ordered all bridesmaid dresses
Ordered jr. bridesmaid dresses
Got the wedding bands
Purchased bridesmaid gifts
Invitations ordered and received
Mother of the bride dress ordered
Hotel block and bridal suites reserved
Pre-marital counseling
Food tasting
Engagement picture session done
Scheduled hair and make-up trial
Scheduled 1st wedding dress fitting
Lost 17 pounds
Chairs reserved
Music for cocktail hour
Signature drink selected
Honeymoon to Tahiti booked!!!!!!!

To do:
Cake tasting, choosing, and ordering
Get another dress for a mom
Choose the flower girl dress
Choose and order jr. bridesmaids and groomsmen gifts
Gather list of music for wedding and meeting with DJ
Schedule and have the decor mock-up
Meet and discuss music with ceremony musicians
Have the make-up and hair trial
Wedding dress fittings
Engrave and solder engagement ring and wedding insert
3 pounds to lose
Resume going to the gym and get toned
Choose and order wedding programs
Choose and order menus and frames
Choose and print escort cards
Choose and reserve linens
Get my passport
Get guestbook
Get outfit for rehearsal
Plan and hold rehearsal
Music for dinner
Go shopping for honeymoon....

I have to thank my dear friends, family, planner, and fiance.

Nonetheless, I am extremely excited about our wedding day, all the intricate detail planning and energy that has and will go into the planning of our most unforgettable day.  Most importantly, I am looking forward to the most special and important moment during our great day when I will marry my wonderful fiance.



Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Wedding Movies - The Poll

I have finally chosen the shoes I will be wearing on our big day and I am very excited about the choice. I truly appreciate your input, so thank you for your help.

Since you have been so helpful, I thought it would be fun to poll on what you think is the best wedding movie:
1. The Proposal
2. Wedding Crashers
3. Wedding Date
4. 27 Dresses
5. Made of Honor
6. Sweet Home Alabama
7. The Wedding Singer
8. My Best Friend's Wedding
9. My Big Fat Greek Wedding
10. Bride Wars

I am sure I have missed quite few movies. Please, feel free to pitch in!