JulesD44 - Thanks for the tip about BBW! I went there and got some pretty great deals on handsoaps for the bathrooms at the wedding, as well as a few extra items for me! I went on the weekend and was able to use a $10 off coupon, as well as the 10% off! A heads up - there is a coupon floating around for 20% off starting June 24th (I'm sure you probably have it already
As for the painting - at least you have people coming to do it for you! We have re-painted every wall, baseboard, piece of trim and ceilings on our whole main floor, and it was not fun at all. I love your dress! It definitely suits you!
WoodsyGal4 - Yes - I think another trial will be needed. Once my mom sends me the pics from my shower, I'll post and let you ladies have a peek at what I thought I wanted to do with my hair. Back to the drawing board.... As for veils: I'm still up in the air on what I want. I'm in the process of making a DIY birdcage veil - once I get that done I want to go and try it on with my dress. I definitely didn't like the look of a long veil on me.
auntieli - I love your e-pics! They turned out so good! We did e-pics back in the fall and, to-date, they are still my favourite pics of FH and I. As for our first dance song, we are using "History in the making" by Darius Rucker. The song came out when we first started dating and kind of became a song we both really liked. To make it even better, one of the groomsmen will be playing it on guitar for us at our wedding! I'm so excited for that! As for the rest of songs - that is still on the to-do list.
Meechie - That is so awesome of your co-workers to throw a surprise shower for you! And, to top it off, the firefighters! It sounds like it was such a fun day! And CONGRATS on selling the house!!! I bet you and FH are super excited about your new home! It's so great it sold quick! That is not something you want to be stressing over right before the wedding! I printed off monthly calendars last month and I cringe everytime I look at it. Even more frightening is that the days seem to be going by quicker and quicker... As for FH adding 12 extra guests at this point, I'd be a little upset too! You should have had him make up those extra invites - maybe he wouldn't really want to invite those extra guests? lol.
TnT - Good job getting the invites out! Doesn't it feel GREAT to have those done and out?! Such a huge item off the list! And,I love the homemade jam idea! I was thinking of doing jam as well, but we decided to go with a charity donation instead.
honeypie - Can you explain what exactly a "community shower" entails?! I feel silly asking, but I am living in a small town now, and always see annoucements in the paper about them and I have never seen them living in Windsor.
daydreamer- Bahamas sounds amazing! What resort will you be staying at? I'd love to see it! We are still trying to figure out where we want to go for the honeymoon - since FH lost his job in Feb and we are only living on my salary, I think Fiji is out of the question...and that was really the only place I had my heart set on. But Bahamas, Hawaii, Aruba and Turks and Caicos are still on the list.
browntown - Good job on the invites too! I know what it's like to have the dining room table back, finally
And, as for not having room for all the shower items, you're not the only one! We have packed up 4 boxes of "old" items that we are giving to my younger brother who is getting his own place, but still do not have room for all the new toys we got. I do have to say though that it is so nice to have upgraded some small appliances and to have new bath towels! They always feel better when they're plush! I can't imagine where things from my second shower will go..
I have mostly been relaxing these past few days. I spent the good portion of last week re-organizing the house to accommodate all the new items from the bridal shower, and doing the invites and thank you cards that I really didnt have the motivation to do much wedding related stuff this weekend.
As for the bridesmaid issue: I tried messaging her (as phone is just not working with our schedules) and it's been 5 days and still no response. Talking with my MOH, I have come to learn that, despite her complaining about cost, and money for my wedding, she has booked herself a flight to go to visit another friend for 2 weeks before our wedding. I will be sending out an email to all the ladies this week to just go over some stuff for the wedding - and go from there. Ah.
FH and I really need to start figuring out where we want to go for our honeymoon! I started looking at some prices today and different options and I am so torn on where to go, especially since my number one choice, Fiji, is out of the question. I did find some pretty good groupon deals for AI in the caribben so I think I will check out some of the resorts.
Other than that, just keeping cool inside as this darn weather is pretty gross! I love summer, but 42 degrees with humidity is just plain gross.