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The end stretch…

Wow, we’re getting close now. Only about 17 days until the wedding. My mom arrives on Saturday to begin the final prep. I can’t believe how quickly it’s all come up. But things are really starting to fall into place now. I made the final payment for the ceremony/reception site, cake payment went out last week, flower payment is due on Thursday, and the catering headcount is due the Monday after that!

RSVPs have been rolling in & I’m pretty sure we’ve gotten almost everyone’s. Looks like the final guest count will be around 52. Thanks to everyone who RSVP’d. It’s been a lot of fun opening them up to see who sent theirs back and what music selections they included.

We’ve also been receiving a lot of gifts lately. Thank you to everyone who has already sent something. We are having a lot of fun putting things to use already: new plates, pans, serving bowls, coffee machine, toaster, etc. etc. I’m already running out of room in the kitchen for all these goodies! Formal thank you notes will go out after the wedding.

I also finalized the ceremony wording last week. It’ll be short, but sweet, I think. It feels good to have something that important out of the way, I must admit.

I’ve also made a few last minute purchases for the wedding. I finally got Andy’s ring ordered:

It should be arriving soon. There’s a small delay because it’s handmade.

I also bought Alex and I a few hair accessories for the wedding:

I know how quickly the next few weeks are going to go by, but hopefully I’ll get a chance to update as things progress & we get closer and closer. I can’t wait to see everyone soon!

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from the mail bag, part 1.

I got lots of lovely wedding do-dads in the mail this past week.

This lovely milk-glass 3-tier plate was an eBay purchase. Right now it’s holding some freshly baked cookies, but it was purchased for the reception. I’ll explain more about what we’re going to use these vintage milk glass pieces for a little later. Just thought I’d put it to use until July. Isn’t it pretty?

I also got my wedding ceremony shoes a little while ago. They are just white satin (for now). We are planning on dying them deep purple and adding a little glam with some rhinestone shoe clips.

And my mom sent me a secret little package that contained a personalized wedding planning binder she made me. It includes checklists for each part of the wedding – ceremony, decorations, reception, food, etc. Plus room to add more as we get new ideas. And I love the little files which I’m using to keep important paperwork (like contracts) and receipts from purchases to stay on budget. I don’t have an excuse to be unorganized anymore, I guess.

And this weekend I found these purple suede shoes at Plato’s Closet for $12. I think for the rehearsal dinner? Just got to find a dress to go with em. The best outfits always start with just shoes.

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bridal accessories.

I have already tackled the two biggest decisions a bride faces before the big day – the dress and the shoes. Now to tackle the smaller things that make the outfit perfect.

Let’s take on the veil first. Originally I was thinking I wasn’t going to wear a veil, but the more I look into the new trend of birdcage veils, the more I want one. Here are a couple styles of birdcage veils that I’m loving. (Click the picture to see more pictures, etc.)

Right now this wedge veil is my favorite. I love how it is bunched to one side of the head and falls across the face at an angle. I may seriously end up with this one. Just needs a flower or rhinestone hair pin – perfection.

This is a bandeaustyle birdcage veil – attaches on each side of the head with a small comb.

Just a few of the styling possibilities.

Instead of the standard flower fascinator added to one side of the veil, I am thinking of doing a nice rhinestone hair clip. Maybe that is how I will tie in my something blue. Got to get looking for those.

So I need to pick a veil, but I’m also looking for a nice necklace for the wedding day. Since purple is going to be one of my wedding colors, I’m looking into sterling silver with amethyst. Here are a couple goodies I’ve found on Etsy.

Just like this one – lots of bling, but not overwhelming.

This one is a little hokey, I guess. But I still like it. I could see myself wearing this one after the wedding.

This one has my wedding colors – perfectly! So pretty. A little more than I want to spend, but …

And this one I just like how it hangs and the shade of purple.

Thoughts? I’d love to hear what others think before I make any real decisions. What bridal accessories did you wear?

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