Whoa, so much to get caught up on!walkinthepark
, congratulations on finding your dress! So exciting! It's lovely, very elegant.honeypie
, what great news about your sister and her family! Congratulations! I bet she is a cutie!Meechie
, wow, your invitations are awesome! As are your other crafts. I know you asked about the formal wear a while back, but I agree with having patterned purple tie for the BM and the solid purple for the groom.Jules
, the marriage classes I have to do is a requirement for getting married in my church. It's definitely worth asking your officiant about.
I still need to get in touch with the priest about it actually; if I remember it right the courses were supposed to be held in late February/early March. He's a close family friend, so I'm sure it's one of those "no news means no news" things, but I still wonder... We have 5 classes to attend that are... 1 hour(?) each. I'm looking forward to them actually, even though FH doesn't see the point in getting advice going into marriage from somebody that he's only met a couple times. I'm hoping he'll warm up to the idea more.
Updates for me:
FH and I took about an hour over the weekend to look at Cards & Pockets website. We ordered some samples in the colours that we're thinking of. The website confused us a bit, but he was such a trooper and constantly brought me back down to earth with my frequent distractions. I feel so good about it, it makes me feel like we're a good team and even when we get frustrated, we're able to work through a challenge.
We got an email back from asking about our cake inquiries, long story short it's just adding to the confusion. I'm going to call them tomorrow to get this whole thing sorted out. And I'm going to ask for ONE contact about the cake, no more getting handed off to different people who don't know the entirety of our order. It's getting me miffed. Still, the more and more time goes on the more I realize that I'm not comfortable with having a cake that would only feed 2/3 of the guests. 66% of the people getting cake? I'd feel better with 80%, I think. I don't know. I'm used to Greek weddings where there's always WAY more desserts and things that can possibly be eaten and everybody is given take-home containers to bring as much dessert home as they wanted. I don't know that I want THAT much dessert, but it's tricky trying to balance the "Canadian" way of doing things vs. the "Greek" way of doing things. Is that strange? :S
We also finally got in touch with our videographer and put down the deposit. YAY! Huge check off the list! We're also waiting for a call today or tomorrow to set up an appointment with a florist. One of FH's neighbors actually started up a business out of her home and now has a family-run storefront in the north end of Toronto. How cool is that? The only big thing left to get cracking on is the DJ. I still need to get in touch with the hall for recommendations for it.
All of the talk about tuxedos has me feeling like we're late in thinking about them. :S We had a good conversation with the Moores sales-folk at the wedding shows we went to, and where I am the Moores is 3x the size of Tip Top Tailors, so we figured we'd be getting the tuxes from there. FH has an appointment for the first weekend of March, I hadn't put too much thought into it. And every time it comes up in conversation, FH jokes about how he's getting a green and gold tux (you know, "green is for the money and gold is for the honey!"). Like, I kid you not, every
time. So that's gotten me even further discouraged from trying to talk about it with him. *Sigh* Here's a question: did you accompany your guys in tux searching? Did the other guys in the bridal party go with you as well? FH is only having his brother stand with him as best man, I wonder what he'd want to wear...
Oh dear, something tells me they won't really be taking it seriously.