Saturday, October 31, 2009

No Bouquet Toss

We decided that we aren't going to do a bouquet toss, and probably not even the garter throw. They are just traditions that we're really not into. At most weddings it seems like single friends are reluctant to go up to catch said items and married people are just happy being married. Why do most people feel it necessary to continue on with these traditions?

I have an idea of what I want to do with the bouquet instead but have to keep it a secret for now.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Rubber stamp

I just ordered a custom stamp at Impress. I'll be using this on favors somehow. :) I love that you can have stamps personalized.


We may have found a caterer. Last Saturday afternoon we met with Market Street Catering in Haggen at their Marysville store. Steve Hanft met with us for over an hour. He was able to tell us their history and answered most questions we had. They fed us full of yummy foods including bacon wrapped scallops, baby greens with goat cheese, apples and vinagrette, chicken satay (yum!!) and had prepared a plate of 8 different kinds of cake for us to try. Everything was so good! We decided that we really like them for the main food but not for cake.

On Tuesday we were sent a preliminary menu of salmon and one other entree, which will most likely be chicken. Garlic potatoes, asparagus, salad, one waiter passed app, bread, their amazing basil lemonade (which we also tried at the initial tasting), fruit, salad, etc. Everything sounded good and even the price is pretty close to what we were planning on and that includes linens, waiters, glasses, settings, and a bartender. The one thing I think we will probably add is one more appetizer because the chicken satay was just that good. So now we go back the evening of November 18th for a tasting of this menu. If all goes well we will sign a contract with them. I'm feeling really good about them and wish everything else was this easy!

Next on the list is an officiant, cake tasting, hair and makeup people... and starting to make invitations and other decor! Oh, and I'm meeting with Kathi of Kathi's Freelance Floral next Monday evening. I hope she's good. I'm not quite sure about her but it's worth checking her out in person.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Found a DJ

I'm so excited that things are starting to get crossed off the list! Tonight John and I met with Mari of Amore Events and she seems so great. I had talked to her on the phone last week and warned her that John is pretty particular about music and once she started talking to him he did have some questions for her. I'm glad he went with me to meet her because he is much pickier about these things than I am. :) I have to thank my friend Lisa for the recommendation..thanks Lisa!

Friday, October 23, 2009

Bridesmaid dresses found!

It's been a while since I last blogged. I've been staying busy with planning.

I've come up with a mock-up of our invitation design, which even John was impressed with. :) And I'm making some fun escort cards in blue and yellow paper. Last night my Matron of Honor, Melissa, and I went to the Alfred Angelo's in Tukwila and she tried on a dress that was THE favorite of all the bridesmaids so far online. Turns out it looks great on both Melissa and Sarah so dress found! I'm so glad to be able to mark that off the list.

Also, John and I went to an open-house at Hidden Meadows 2 1/2 weeks ago. We thought we would find a bunch of vendors to use there but sadly we didn't really like anything there. We've got our photographer now, Amy Soper, who will be a ton of fun on the day of. Next week we have appointments with Mari Odette who is a DJ in Seattle on Monday and an appointment with an officiant on Tuesday. Fingers crossed that it all goes well. I'd love to be done with finding vendors!

I hope to get our website up and to people this weekend! Stay tuned...

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Baby Cakes

I just wanted to say that I like this idea a two- or three-tier cake for us to cut into and lots of little itsy bitsy individual cupcakes around the table surrounding it on different cake stands. Cute!

Friday, October 2, 2009

Flower Envy

I love all these bouquets!

It's hard to pick a favorite, but I love this one!