Wednesday, December 30, 2009

65 Days to Go!

Wow, I looked at the calendar today and realized that we're super close to being Mr & Mrs! And it's only 60 days until we leave for St Lucia so I'm basically going on an all water diet for the next two months. I'm only slightly kidding!

Most of the stuff is done for the event, just one final payment next week and lots of exercise to look better in my bathing suits! I think we're both really excited about the vacation aspect of things as well as the wedding, but it will be nice to just relax. While our trip to Romania was super fun, it was really all about R&R , we traveled around the country a lot and took in a lot of sites. The honeymoon will be much more low key. And a lot warmer!

The invitations have arrived and I'm busily addressing them in my free time. The invitations are only for the reception and I want to qualify that if you don't receive an invitation to the reception, it's not because we don't love you. In fact, it's because we DO love you and don't want you traveling all the way to Maryland simply to enjoy a pork BBQ and a couple of hours sharing us with other people. I'm selfish, but I want to spend quality time with those that are far away and hopefully you'll just want to visit any other time...I'll even make you BBQ if you want!

Monday, December 7, 2009

Say "yes" to the Dress

One of the most fretful decisions for a Bride for her wedding day is the bridal gown. There are so many choices in so many different price points, and it can be dizzying. Many people go to David's Bridal, many people choose not to simply because so many others do. I am not one of those people. I really like David's Bridal and find that they have a great selection and very good quality for the price.

The wedding dress I found was actually an online purchase. I'd found it on the first day I looked at dresses (the day we got engaged!) but figured I'd order it in the fall or winter. I went back to the site to look at it after we got back from Romania and it was totally sold out. I was so disappointed, but not one to give up, I started looking for other options. Alas, I didn't find anything I liked, but was going to make an appointment to go up to Waldorf with my girlfriends and make a day out of looking for the dress. While logging on to the website I found that they had two sizes of my dress available. I clicked in the size closest to mine and immediatly purchased the item. I was so nervous that it was some sort of trick. I went back in and it was the ONLY one that they'd had in that size so I felt really lucky. It actually got shipped to the house 3 days after I bought it and I tried it on this weekend with my friends in tow. It is beautiful and I'm so happy with it...and it was a fantastic deal. I paid $150 for the dress. I only say it because the original price on it was $400 and frankly I love a bargain. It's gorgeous, I look fantastic and it fits perfectly. Having said that, I'd still love to lose a little more weight for the wedding I figure I saved enough money to pay for the tailoring. Hopefully. And no, I'm not sharing pictures here, but I can't wait for everyone to see the photos from St. Lucia.
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