Over the last few weeks, I have managed to get so much wedding stuff done.
two weekends ago Ryan had all of his groomsmen and my dad go to get fitted for suits. I was told to tag along so I could make sure the men’s bow ties matched the girls dress they are walking with. One of his groomsmen, Zak, spent the day with us… and I put those men to work!
First we stuffed and mailed all of our invitations. Ryan, Zak, and I stuffed and stamped our invitations, while later Ryan’s mom and I put all the labels on them.
l put the men to work painting one of our many many wedding projects.
as if that wasn’t bad enough… I made them go door shopping with me! We did not leave empty handed either. We walked about with the awesome old door that we are hoping to use for our altar. We now only need two more!! Anyway here is our amazing $21 door purchase!
it’s old, dirty, and not pretty… which makes it PERFECT!
We also ended up not having enough invitations. I only had 90 printed… and we needed 120 We ended up having to print some on our own simply because we did not have any time to send anymore back to the print shop. I am not very satisfied with how they turned out… but I honestly doubt anyone really cares except me. And me being the control freak I am… I am still not happy about the situation. Oh well… They are sent out and there is nothing to do now! We ended up with a box full!!
To date we have gotten 15 RSVP’s… majority of them with no name! If I had to re-do this whole invitation thing, I would have written names on the RSVP’s before sending them out. Live and learn I guess. In my mistakes I hope to be able to help all my friends when the start the planning process! But it is so nice getting those postcards in the mail!!! It’s like getting confirmation that our day is fast approaching!!!
We did make sure that our RSVP had a spot for a song request since we aren’t allowing it at the wedding. We want everyone to have a great time and dance like the night is never going to end!!
We have so many little details to work out and it seems like we will never get them all done in time! I did order my LAST bridesmaid gift today and I only have garters left to get. Ryan has ordered one of his groomsmen’s gifts and I think he has something else in mind. We still have to find our flower girls some dresses, find a ring bearer pillow or boxes, to find bags and stickers for the favors, and to figure out what we are doing for our unity ceremony. I want to do the God’s knot, but Ryan doesn’t really want to but doesn’t have any other ideas… which means we’ll do it.
The God’s Knot is also referred to as the Cord of Three Strands.
“Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.”
You can learn a little more about it here if you like! (click here) We were between that and a tree (plant) planting ceremony… but I have the thumb of death and since this is supposed to represent our relationship, we wanted something we didn’t have to keep alive! I found a shop on Etsy where we can pick our own three colors for our cords. Here’s a picture to give you a better idea.
One color represents the Bride, one the Groom, and the middle cord represents God. I think even though Ryan and I aren’t super religious right now, we will eventually be. And again we both know that God is an important factor in our individual lives and will be in our marriage. I think we will be happy with this choice later. We plan on putting wedding things in a shadow box, this will be a great addition.
By the next time I write I hope to have much more done!! We only have 58 more days to go!! I am getting more and more excited 🙂
Goodnight from North Carolina!!! ❤