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This past month has been yet another successful month in wedding planning and getting stuff done. We, as in the girls and I, have been busy little bee's getting stuff done here and there via text messages, emails, and in person when time allows. Looking back on it all now, I DO feel like I (and my wonderful bridesmaids) got a lot accomplished this month.
So, as promised, I said I would keep you all up-to-date on where we are and we have going on, so here it is--what's gotten done this April:
Wedding Party ü
First and foremost, I can officially say I have my entire wedding party picked out, asked, and they all said "yes!" As I've mentioned before, this did take awhile as I wasn't going to see all the girls at once, but it is officially taken care of. I am SO excited about the girls I have standing next to me, and couldn't ask for better bridesmaids. They have truly been a blessing to me in the wedding world, but more importantly, in the friendship world. I would not trade them for anything!! See how I asked them, here.
Flower Girl ü
Along with my bridal party, I also got my mini bridal party asked--the flower girl. The weekend of my birthday, Ryan and I got the pleasure of having little Miss Faye stay at our house and got the chance to officially ask her to be our flower girl... she said yes! See how I asked her, here.
Rehearsal Dinner ü
I cannot take credit for this, as I certainly did not set this up, but it is officially booked...in BIG thanks to Ryan's wonderful mother. We all agreed on a place, time, and date and Ryan's mom took it from there! She got the place (Honeycreek Resort) contracted, a head count, and our meals figured out right away. This was a big weight off my shoulders and I could not be more happy with the location/meal. So excited, and one less stress for me!
As I mentioned in March's post, this was something that was occurring right as the month was ending. Well, I am happy to say, it is officially done. We have our photographer hired and have even set up a time to do engagement photos/save the dates--puppies included!! I am so pleased with my decision and excited to work with her!!
Bridesmaid Dresses ü
Yes! It is true, we have our bridesmaid dresses ordered already!! I am SO relieved that we have this done and taken care of, I can't even explain. The girls and I went on "the hunt" a few weekends ago and after a few "iffy" experiences, ended up with the dress they will all wear! Every single one of them looked BEAUTIFUL in it and I'm positive they will all look stunning on the day of the wedding! My secret?? I'm thinking of ordering the same one, in white, to wear to rehearsal dinner! (I will post about our shopping experience later this week)
Guest Addresses ü
I have finally started the daunting task of rounding up guest addresses. I am truly a child of modern society and do not even own an address book--my grandma would be so ashamed. Heck, now that I think about it, I don't even know her address! So with that, I have NO information on anybody! I am literally going through our guest list organizer and tracking down people and trying to get their addresses one letter at a time, one free moment at a time. This has definitely proved to be annoying, harder than anticipated, and lesson-teaching!
Marriage Counseling ü
Being Catholic, it is mandatory that each couple who wishes to get married in the church goes through "marriage counseling." So, this past month, Ryan and I started our journey doing this. I will post more about this another time instead of boring you all with it now, but it has certainly been interesting discussing everything from finances to hanky panky. I was SO nervous to go in for our first one, but with our last session right around the corner, I can honestly say I've looked forward to the meetings since and have learned a little along the way.
I think that about wraps it all up for April. I am happy with what has been accomplished this month in the wedding world and looking forward to what I can get done in May (right before summer hits). ....only 8 more months to go!
My BIG thanks this month definitely goes out to my bridesmaids--they have all been amazing in helping me with everything and giving up their Saturday's to go dress shopping and doing various other wedding things; I don't know what I would do without them!
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