Blogging my way through wedding planning, crafts, life and all the unexpected events in between.

Monday, December 27, 2010

Always a First

I asked my first Bridesmaid today!  I hadn't planned on doing it this soon - We still have one year, nine months and some odd days to go (yaaaay - time is passing!).  The FH asked his best man back in August a few days after we got engaged.  They've been friends since they were 8 or so and it was an expected assumption that he would be asked, plus he was moving to Virginia.  Whatever.  I felt like it was too early and that there would be a great deal of wasted time with nothing to do.

Sooo, a few months go by, I settle on a set list of 'Maids.  We are a big wedding party couple.  We have lots of friends and wanted them all to be in the wedding.  So two girls from college, the FH's sister, a girl I work with, girls I have become friends with through the FH and his friends, and last but certainly not least the wonderful girlie who has the mindset to convince me to date the FH in the first place. 

KS moved to California about a year ago.  I haven't seen her in FOREVER.  We kept in touch via Facebook and texts and randomness.  I knew immediately that I would want her to stand by the FH and I on that very special day. 

I did a great deal of research on how I would go about asking these fabulous ladies to accompany me on this fabulous day.  And I decided on a card.  I got a Cricut for Christmas and have been OBSESSED with using it for the last few days.  I'll be sharing an entire spot about the cards in a day or so. 

So KS came over for dinner tonight and I gave her the card.  She was totally shocked and surprise and said YES!  Soooo...I have my first Bridesmaid.  It's fitting that is KS too, because without her I wouldn't be as happy as I am today!!

How did you ask your bridesmaids?  Did you do something special?

Monday, December 13, 2010

One year and TEN months....

There is a standard clock on the wall in my favorite classroom.  On the left of the clock it says, "Time is passing..." On the right, "Are you?"  Time has certainly passed and much too quickly for me since August.  I don't know where the last four or so months have gone. 
I will admit that as far as checklists go the FH and I are doing well.  We have our reception hall booked and a deposit down.  I 'accidently' found my DREAM DRESS (many posts will follow about it (-: promise!).  I know what DIY project I want to do for my shoes.  I am planning on making our invitations/stationary suite (still trying to figure out Publisher enough to use it) and have drafted a few examples.  We have a rough idea about who we will want to ask to be in the wedding party outside of our family members.  We've narrowed down the DJ to two companies.  And I know what brand of bridesmaid dresses I want my girls to wear. 
I know that there are plenty of people out there saying that I have more than enough done...but I don't.   I love crafting, and want to DIY more projects, but I feel like I keep coming up with random stuff to make and it will look like garbage. 
But as for the rest of today, I'm going to savor the moment and enjoy it.  In one year and ten months - I'LL BE MARRIED!!!!