69 days to go: nightmares, flowers & planners

How many of you brides to be out there have had atleast one nightmare about your wedding?

...so I hear this normal - which makes me feel better because I've had 2 of them! Both of them had the same underline problem - they day was out of control, unorganized and chaotic. In my last nightmare (a couple nights ago) it was the day of the wedding and no one knew what was going on. We didn't know if vendors had been paid, or if they were even confirmed - it was ridiculous!

A few months ago I had the pleasure of meeting with a few Day of Coordinators and we found one in particular that we really clicked with. However, at the time I was in my last few weeks of college and wasn't able to contribute a lot financially to the wedding. Luckily, I'm now employed full time which is taking some of the pressure off my fiance, so I figured I'd put some of the extra money towards this service.

I invited her over to my house to visit our little workshop so that she could see all the DIY projects that Team J.Bride has been up to...
Invitations have been sent out and at present time we have 60 confirmed guests out of the 100 that we invited. We budgeted for 80 so we're doing pretty good right now, lol.
...here's a centerpiece that we were messing around with - of course it will be more refined and put together but we just wanted to give her an idea of what we're trying to do...

What I'm most excited about are my bridesmaids bouquets...
My aunt made these for my 10 girls and I have to tell you that pictures don't do them any justice - they're gorgeous...




How are your wedding plans coming along?
My bouquet is being done by a florist as well as a few other things - but full bouquets and boutenierres for a large bridal party is way more than I can afford so we chose to go artificial. Of course we didn't want them to look super cheap or anything so we found the best that we could find at a wholesaler in Miami. I love that we're able to do these and store them until the day of.

Needless to say, it's all coming together quite nice and I can't wait to walk down the aisle. The funny thing is that this time last year, I wasn't even sure I was going to be able to afford a wedding...but somehow everything is getting paid and now here we are just over 2 months away from the big day.

10 comments :

My Dream Ring said...

You have been on a roll, everything looks great, love the bouquets.

Sn3akrFr3akr said...

So proud and so excited - time is almost here!

African American Mom said...

OMG your invites are so cute. I love it. Makes me want to get married all over again.

Shayna said...

I love the flowers!

Pastry Gurl said...

Wow everything looks beautiful :-)
I've had a few wedding nightmares I hope that means everything goes smooth

stickysweetdiabetics said...

Love the flowers and invitations! I recently got engaged and we are planning an October 2010 wedding. I totally feel you about not knowing how we are going to pay for it. I plan on doing alot of DIY projects too. Love reading your blog. Good Luck and Happy Posting!

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

J, love the way your aunt wrapped the bouquets - beautiful!

I didn't have any nightmares, but the Mr. said I started grinding my teeth in my sleep - yikes lots of stress. I DIYed a bit too much and took on a lot so wasn't sure if it was worth it(liked the results, but not the stress).

Did you get to enjoy Fashion Night out in NYC yesterday? Are you in FL or NY now?

Geezees Custom Canvas Art said...

Love the flowers and invitations...Great post!

Heather said...

I used to have dreams about our wedding...usually about how I forgot my shoes or my bouquet for the wedding ceremony! ;-)

Joious said...

Wow, beautiful results! I'd never guess the flowers were artificial :)

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