Thursday we got our marriage license at city hall and then we parted ways to the spa. For the first time ever I fell asleep during a massage. I had dinner with my parents and sister at home and then snuggled up with Rosie until FH got home.
Friday I was stressed and running all over. I had to pick up our rings at the jeweler, accidentally stopped into gap with their 40% off (oops) and had our rehersal and rehersal dinner. It was so much fun to see all of our family at dinner - especially all of the members who came from out of town. I was gifted a beautiful pin from FH's grandmother and my sister also gave me a sapphire ring so that we can start our own traditions. My sister spent the night with me on Friday and we watched some say yes to the dress before hitting the hay.
|Wedding day polish color - Hippo to be square|
|My grandpa's pocket watch that Dave carried|
And now... life is slowly returning to normal: pre-wedding planning normal. I'm not going to lie - Sunday and Monday I was a little sad to think that this huge event we had been planning for months was now over. But I'm still happy that everyone had fun and that it went off with just a few minor hitches.
My advice? Decide what's important to you - for us it was the venue and photographer. Also, look for ways to save money. I made all of the escort cards myself with pre-cut cards from Paper Source and silver pens. The total cost for 203? 58.00. I also used a lot of vendors off etsy for jewelry, wedding gifts, and our cake topper.
|Bottom of our cake topper|
|Engagement ring & wedding band|
|My little decorated car|
Cake topper: Dances with Clay
Thank you cards for bridesmaids, my parents, & card for Dave: MD Cards & Gifts
Baseball cufflinks for grooms gift: Sports Cufflinks
Necklaces for bridal party: Three Black Cats
Hand stamped cake forks: Whimsical Heartstrings
Ring dish: Promise Pottery
Embroidered hankerchiefs for mom & dad: Inspired Stitches
Bridal hanger: Rachel Walter
More pics to come!