Hey, friends! We’ve put all the pictures from the professional photographer online here at Picassa. Visitors can even download the full versions of them and/or order prints. At any rate, you can check out the link and see pics from the big day! Love to all!
I bought the paper at Hobby Lobby that I’ll use to make the ceremony programs. My budget for programs is $50 and I managed to spend about $25 on paper. Assuming my printer doesn’t run out of ink and ribbon doesn’t cost too much, I’ll come out way under budget. I’m looking forward to getting the programs done so I can print them. The time at Hobby Lobby was interesting. The paper was ruined by the paper shelves at the store, so I got a worker (Nicholas) to help me. He was a major help. I ordered the paper from the warehouse for 50% off (that’s the sale, this week). I should be able to pick them up on Saturday or Monday. Woot!
I also bought the ring we’ll use to attach the three strands for the braiding of the cord of three strands. I’ll be putting that together soon and attaching a rubber band to it so that I have it on the wedding day.
Then, I went to Staples to get pricing on printing projects.
I may get the menus printed there because they have cardstock that is the right color for $0.16 a sheet. If I get about 220 of them, I’d be about $20 under budget on menus, too!
I also priced a poster printing–a 24X36 poster–for the seating chart at the reception. I really don’t want to spend that much. I can do a color printout for $41.99 and have it mounted on foam board for a total of $83. Then, I found out that a black and white poster printout is $2.99. Maybe I’ll redesign the poster so that it’s black and white; I could do that without losing the formality of it, probably. So, I need to decide what I want to do here.
Tonight’s plan: bridesmaid’s gift errand, list of people to invite to my next wedding shower sent to my matron of honor, house cleaning and packing.
I woke up with wedding on the brain. What did I ever think about before I was planning a wedding? Sheesh.
Anyway, here are some thoughts I have:
Knots. I want to buy fabric to put around the seats in the church. I don’t have a picture of what I imagine, but I would like to tie a silky type fabric around the first chair in every row and put a knot on the side facing the aisle. This will continue the “knot” theme and I can use colors to signify reserved seating. I can do white, fuchsia and emerald a few different ways: emerald for the groom’s family, fuchsia for the bride’s family, and white for the other rows. Or I could reverse it so that the family of the bride/groom has white fabric on their row and friends of the bride have fuchsia fabric and the groom’s friends have emerald fabric. I could have my mother sew the strips of fabric I’ll use. Love the idea!
We’re using cootie catchers for our menus. This will, no doubt, be a project that will take the most time of all projects I undertake, but I am in love with the idea. I could pay someone from etsy to make them for me, but I found a template on a teacher website, so I’ve designed it myself. (Saved a good $40 to $60 on that.) As soon as Seth and I have finalized the design and content, I’ll be printing them off and will be a folding beast for the next 6 weeks!
Since the menus will be so complicated, I’m sticking with simple programs. I’m going to cut 8.5 X 11 paper into 4. I’ll have green or fuchsia fronts with white pages for the rest. The cover sheet will have the basic information and we’ll have a few more pages of info: wedding party, order of service, thank you, etc. I’ll use the butterfly cutout for the top left corner and tie a ribbon from the butterfly to the opposite side of the paper on top (of course, with a knot). Since I’ll make a little over 200 programs, I’ll need about 26 pieces of emerald paper and 26 pieces of fuchsia paper for the covers and then about 52 or more pieces of white paper for the rest of the program. Hobby Lobby has cardstock for 50% off this week, so the purchase has to go down this week! :)
Less than seven weeks left. A lot has to happen. Yikes!