I’m so glad my mom has been here this week. We’ve gotten SO much done. It’s great, because she knows my taste, and often knows what I’m looking for even if I can’t articulate it… and if I have a vague idea of something, she’s very good at helping me make it more real or concrete without being pushy or making it what SHE wants. She’s great at taking the framework of what she knows I like/what my taste is, and coming up with great ideas that match and work with my look and feel, even if it’s not necessarily her taste. She’s also great at logistics and details, so it’s been very helpful to have her to talk things out with, hash out different approaches, etc. So far we’ve rarely disagreed, and the few times we have, one of us has ended up agreeing with the other in the end (usually after being shown what the other was talking about all along). This all makes it sound like we have some sort of dream mother-daughter relationship, but trust me, we clash a LOT in day to day life. This just seems to be going fairly well.
Anyway! We spent a lot of time at the wedding site last week figuring out details of set-up, etc., which was good. We’ve gotten a lot of details figured out, and a few executed. We found the perfect boxes for my favors – exactly what I envisioned! They were at The Container Store, and they were $.59 each, but to my surprise when I got to the register, they were on sale for $.50 each! We also found the perfect ribbon for them… so the favor stuff is almost done except for assembling and creating the labels.
We also figured out programs, invitations (more or less, the look at least, if not the specifics of printing), and centerpieces/table setting stuff in general (still lots of details, but we did the general stuff).
I’m pretty sure I found my dress, unless something crazy happens. I also found shoes that I love – I wasn’t going to go with high heels, but since I’m short and round, high heels tend to make me look a little taller and longer, plus I think I just have better posture in them. They’re very comfy, I got them at Target for $19.99. I also got some very cute white slip-on tennis shoes in case I want to change at any point, for $12.00 on sale.
I found a tiara and jewelry that I love, which I won't be posting about since Steve reads this. But with regards to the dress, jewelry, shoes... well, pretty much everything, I've decided I'm going to keep it all a secret (from everyone!) until the wedding. So, sorry, but no one gets to see the dress until Sept. 30. :)
The other thing she’s been instrumental in is helping me sort through all of the extra stuff I bought and helping me return it. THAT has been a huge job. Today she’s calling photographers for me, plus some table rentals, as well as a few other miscellaneous things, and I’m just so, so thankful for her help. I don’t think I’d have ever had the time to do everything myself… or the patience.