Wedding planning is in full force over here! About a month ago we picked our venue which I have already blogged about. But even then nothing felt secure! Being our first wedding was small and all of the plans to have the big wedding after fell through, I was constantly worried about this one falling through as well. But I have shockingly been on a roll and everything is coming together nicely.
A few weeks ago I put down the deposit for the venue, but even at that point reality hadn’t set in. It wasn’t until I hired the DJ and started making my centerpieces for the tables. I am uber excited about my DJ as he is a local country stations morning DJ and came HIGHLY recommended. He was a little more than most of the others I spoke with, but he is apparently who everyone who is anyone uses and they all rave about him. Plus, you get what you pay for and in my opinion, the DJ is one of the biggest essentials to your wedding.
So I am going for a shabby chic and vintage feel. The wedding is in the fall, so we are using some fall colors as well. Back when I was originally planning the wedding, I picked out ivory, champagne, brown and shades of greens. I have decided to stick with these colors as I had already purchased lots of stuff for my tables already and I just LOVE the colors together. And they never go out of style.
Yesterday I did a little wedding shopping and picked up two mason jar drink dispensers, lace ribbon, burlap and flowers to start my centerpieces. I played with some of the stuff last night and am so excited for my centerpieces. I still have stuff to add to them and need to make a filler for the jars, but the start of them is just perfect to me. I am a bit of a control freak when it comes to making things as I always feel like no one can do it like I want it, so that is why I am starting on these so early.
I have decided to do artificial flowers for several reasons. The biggest one being that I can make them now and not worry about them dying. But also because I can sell them in the end, they are reasonably priced, and I don’t have to worry about any of the flowers being in season. Some of my flowers will be homemade (by muah of course), and made out of fabrics and paper. I am so in love with the idea of making flowers out of burlap, old newspaper, craft paper, etc. It gives you endless options!
Also, I have sent out my save the dates! That right there made this whole thing finally feel official! Now the anxiety and butterflies have taken over my body!