Monday, May 18, 2009

Could This Be the Dress?

I won it on Ebay. Now I just have to see if the seller comes through on my sizing and I hope this experience goes well. I actually just won it on ebay, it comes out to under $200 including shipping. BUT. I've never bought clothes on Ebay. In fact, I thought buying a wedding dress on ebay was a great idea, but not for me.

That all changed once I went dress shopping at David's Bridal. A bridesmaid and I went yesterday, and after about 9 dresses, only 2 were okay, and of the 2 one I kinda liked was like this dress, but $400. So, I found this on ebay and thought, why not? I haven't paid on it yet. I'm waiting to hear back from the seller. Needless to say, I'm nervous.

Our Wedding Venue! Part 3

This is the bride's dressing room. It really made an impression on me and looks MUCH better in person. The antique chairs give it such a warm feeling, I know I'm going to feel gushy inside getting ready with my bridesmaids. There is a dressing room for the groom as well, a little smaller and with red walls. So, now you've gotten a look at the place where it's all going down!

Our Wedding Venue! Part 2

This is where the reception will be taking place, and it has room for a dance floor. These pictures are from the website, and I don't think they look particularly great. The venue space is fairly new and so far the weddings I've seen hosted there were, well, tacky in my opinion. But my wedding will be the one to change that! Maybe I'm being too judgemental, but I'm pessimistic. I probably would not have chosen this place, but we'll make do with what we have!

Our Wedding Venue! Part 1

This is the gazebo I previously posted about that will be used for the ceremony. As I said, they provide the chairs. I'm planning on hanging lanterns and string lights to beautify the place. We are going to place something on each of the chairs as well. I'm nervous but I'm sure with hard work we can transform the place!

Saturday, May 9, 2009

I Wish I Could Be Doing This...

Shopping for a wedding dress, instead of being stuck inside studying for my final on Wednesday. Only one more week and I'll be free. I'm sure I'll get to the dress shopping eventually.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

I Agree

I came across an article written by a student from my rival school, but I agree with it nonetheless. I can definitely relate to where she's coming from. Not only that but the article was written two years ago and still applies. But I guess it would, because some things never change in our society.

Here's the article:

"Young Marriage: Not So Crazy"
by Cameron Jones of

Let me know what you think!

Hairdo for I Do!

Probably one of the things I'm most excited about is my hair for the day-of. You can spend all the money you want on a goregous dress, but if the hair isn't right it throws off your whole look.

I've known from the jump that I want a flower in my hair. Luckily, last week at the mall I found one from an accessories store called Amuse. They had a few others I'm thinking about picking up for my bridesmaids as well.

Pictured above are some of the hairstyles I'm thinking of. I love the simple look, and I think I can pull it off with my hair length. I have nothing against extensions and I've worn them for other special events like prom, but I think there's something special about being as real as I can be on my wedding day. I think I might be able to pull something like the hairstyles above off.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Nintendo DS Game "Dream Day: Wedding Destination"

I had to post this. While doing a simple wedding search on Target's website, I found this game for Nintendo DS. Really?

Here's a description from the website about the game:

Published by: THQ
Developed by: THQ
Genre: Simulation
ESRB Rating: EveryoneESRB Rating

Romantics, get ready to say "I do"... to accepting the challenge of planning the perfect wedding. 3 brides-to-be are counting on you to make their wedding-day dreams come true. Create a perfect day for each of them in this hidden-object-hunting adventure filled with treasure, romance and, of course, a last-minute crisis. Write the perfect love story for each couple, choosing how they met, fell in love and decided to tie the knot. Round up wedding day items from the florist, bakery, bridal shop and other locations to throw the perfect party. 4 varieties of hidden object gameplay keep the romance fresh, including Classic, Matching Pairs, Counting and Find the Differences.

It's $20 and sounds like fun. Anyone going to get this game, lol?

Daddy/Daughter Dance Song

I love Chrisette Michele, even though I have yet to buy an album of hers :/

Well, I'm going to work on that. I would love to find a song of hers to incorporate into our wedding. Her song "Love is You" is beautiful, but it hasn't struck me as a song to play on that special day. Maybe I'll change my mind.

But, I did come across a song of hers that I hope someone else will utilize for a Daddy/Daughter dance. I'm not doing one at my wedding, but this song is beautiful. Enjoy!

Friday, May 1, 2009


(A picture of us posing as if we're exhcanging vows to get a feel for the place)

So, my fiance's uncle is getting married the end of this May. I thought that had little to do with us until my FMIL said we HAVE to check out their venue to consider for our own wedding next year. She said it was a place she fell in love with. I was skeptical because I was not up to the idea for paying for a venue (we had another option-his grandfather is the Imam for a masjid, which is a place of worship for muslims).

However, my FI was very excited. He said if it was a good deal, why not check it out? Besides, he wanted to be able to drink champagne and play the music we liked. I agreed to go visit the place. That was last Friday.

This place allows for indoor/outdoor ceremonies. We first toured the inside. There was a dance floor/reception room with a mini bar separate in its own area. The space was adequate. They claim it can fit up to 200 people, though I wouldn't want to push it past a hundered. I wasn't too impressed until I saw the dressing rooms. The bride's room is so cutesy with a large vanity table and lacey chairs and it makes you feel warm and gooey inside. (Sorry I didn't take pics, I was too busy! You'll see it later). The groom's room was cool, a little smaller, but guys don't need a lot of room to change or put on their makeup.

Then, we toured the outisde of the area which is very popular for weddings. The gazebo was sooo cute! I could definitely see us doing a modest wedding here. Before I knew it, my FI put down the deposit and we had the following in tact:
  • 12 hours to do the ceremony outside/reception inside
  • 11 tables, tablecloths, chair covers and what I'd like to call "starter" centerpieces (mirrors with two votive candles)
  • access to the mixer to use with an Ipod
  • All of the chairs needed for 75-100 guests (inside and outside)
  • A dance floor

Aaaannd on top of that, because someone else in the family was already getting married there the owner gave us a discount. We got 12 hours on a Saturday in June for a weekday price, saving us around $500. We have until next summer to pay the full $2000 for everything and I believe it was well worth it. What a deal, huh?

I like to keep suspense so I'll do a big reveal of the venue and everything later on.