Sunday, November 16, 2008

Say yes to the dress?

So, with the venue location decided and paid for, it is now time to discuss one of the most exciting parts of the wedding planning... PICKING OUT THE DRESS.

My best advice for finding your perfect wedding dress is to shop around and try on EVERYTHING. Most girls go shopping with this idea of what their wedding dress will look like. A lot of girls will only try on dresses that look just like what they have envisioned. For me, and many others, my dress was NOTHING like I had imagined it looking. I always wanted the big poofy style, but with no train, and definitely NO LACE. I thought it was horribly old fashioned and tacky.

Well... guess what ladies...

THE dress is mildly poofy, with a train, AND its lace. I tried on bunches of dresses in a bunch of different styles and I just kept coming back to this one. I knew it was the one once I put it on. I felt beautiful in it.

Here it is:

I loved the way I felt as soon as I tried this dress on. I just know that I will make myMr cry as soon as he sees me coming around the corner wearing this dress. It is going to be amazing. It is seriously nothing like I ever thought that I would like. It is bizarre.

What was amazing was that this dress was being discontinued when I purchased it, so it was extremely discounted. I walked out of the store with my wedding dress purchased for only $591.00. I could not believe it. What a steal. AND that is with tax included.

Just wait until you see my shoes. I will leave that for another post, but I will say this... they are DEFINITELY not your typical wedding shoes. I love love love them.

I know many people talk poorly about David's Bridal, but I had an amazing experience with them, and so my link for today will be to David's website. Try it out. You may be surprised :)


Take care until next time,

Friday, November 14, 2008

First Thing is First...

Hello fellow readers,

So, for this entry I decided that we must start with one of the first steps in the wedding process... the venue! The venue is such an important part to the wedding because it truly sets the tone, budget, and theme for the whole wedding. MyMr and I have a very tight budget with the current economic crisis and whatnot, so it was very important for us to find a location that would either allow us to have our own caterer OR have very inexpensive food packages.

It took FOREVERRRRR for us to find a venue. Everytime that we would find a place, it would end up being about $100 a person (JUST FOR THE FOOD) or it wasn't available when we had hoped it would or the venue rental fee was insane.

Finally, when I thought we would never find a place, we stumbled upon Riverwalk Golf Course. This place is AMAZING. We have to use their food, but it is VERY reasonable (about $30 a person) and the venue fee is VERY small ($500). The place is gorgeous! The woman in charge of booking events is absolutely amazing as well! Rachel at Riverwalk has been an amazing help. She not only responds to my emails in a very timely manner, but she also has given me great advice for making the wedding day go smoothly. She is phenomenal.

All you readers out there, just know that I understand that choosing the venue can be a very high stress time. There were plenty of times where I thought we would never find a place within our budget. Have faith that there is a place out there and it is going to be beautiful no matter what. After all, all that matters is that you get to marry yourMr. :)

Since so much talk in the post has been about Riverwalk, the link for the day will be the link to their website:

Thursday, November 13, 2008


Hello everyone!

I have always wanted to start a blog of my own, but I never knew what I wanted to talk about. Now that I am engaged, and am completely consumed by the process of planning a wedding, I decided that this is the perfect opportunity to blog about my experiences. I figure, if I can help one person out there, then this is a success.

Since this is the first blog, where would a be better place to start than at the beginning?

I am a soon-to-be computer scientist graduating from college in March and myMr is already a graduated computer scientist. Who would have thought that choosing a major that is not typical for a blonde haired, blue eyed, white girl would lead me to myMr?

Our story goes like this... girl tutors boy in computer science class, boy has crush on girl, boy respects the no dating tutors rule, boy introduces himself to girl 10 weeks later, girl has major crush on boy, boy asks girl to change her last name, girl starts blog about the process... :)

The rest is pretty much history. Ever since the day I met myMr, we both knew that we were destined to be together. Not a moment goes by where I question us. We were both sent to each other by angels when our lives were low. We have brought and continue to bring smiles on each other's faces every day.

Okay enough of the sappy love stuff... let's hear the details of this wedding :)

First Date: February 2, 2007
When Engaged: October 12, 2007
When: October 11, 2009
Where: Riverwalk Golf Course
Number of Bridesmaids: 7
Number of Groomsmen: 6
Number of Junior Bridesmaids: 4
Number of Junior Groomsmen: 1
Number of Flower Girls: 4
Number of Ring Bearers: 1
Colors: Fern Green and Gold

I hope you will stay tuned for updates regarding vendors that we love/hate, wedding highs/lows, and everything that comes in celebrating the day when I get to become HISMRS

I'll leave you with a website that has been extremely useful for me:

Take care until next time,