I know that my regular blog posting is a bit our of wack these days, but I have a good excuse! Dom and I are planning this wedding- let's be honest... Dom is listening and giving advice as I do all the dirty work!- and it is consuming so much of our time. I started planning the wedding on August 5th. We got engaged in June but I put things off work awhile cause we couldn't figure out what date would work for everyone. It has been 16 days of whirlwind planning and we are almost done! On my last wedding planning update post, I told you that I had picked our wedding colors, designed invites, picked the cake, and book engagement pictures.
Here it the other progress I have made this week!
1. We have a date!!!
We are getting married on...
I know that that is incredibly soon, but we had some dates cut from the list because of family conflicts, and we wanted to pick a date before Domenic could ship out to basic training! I think it is safe to say that if the next job drop is September 15th, he won't be leaving for basic by the 20th. It also will give us a chance to spend time together as husband and wife before he leaves. We both think that that is very important. However, that doesn't leave us much time to pull this off!!
2. We have our venue booked!
We are getting married at McCrady's in Charleston! It is so gorgeous and has wonderful southern food. I wanted something that showed off Charleston's southern charms.
3. Our Invites are ordered!
They should be here on Friday and I will try and mail them out right away. I ordered them through minted.com and I will post pictures as soon as I have them. I know that sending invites 30 days before a wedding is a bit late, but we have been trying to inform everyone of the date ahead of time so they can plan.
I had a hard time deciding between my 3 favorite designs. Which ones do you think I picked?!
4. Most of our clothes and jewelry are ordered.
I bought all of my bridesmaids their necklaces and they came in the mail! 2 of my bridesmaids ordered their dresses, Dom and one of his groomsmen have their suits, I am almost certain that I found my dress, and we have ordered our wedding rings. The only thing left clothing wise is my shoes, the boys ties, and my jewelry for the wedding day. I can't decide... cowboy boots or heels?!
I tried on head pieces but I haven't made a decision.
5. We have a house!
We found a house for rent a few streets from where I live now. It is a 2 bedroom with a nice big back yard for Macy to run around. The owners said we can start moving things in on September 1st which gives us a few weeks to get things settled and organized before the wedding.
As I have been fretting and planning and freaking out, one fellow blogger has constantly encouraged me with stories of her own Air Force wedding! She gives wonderful advice and is so loving. I was so honored when she decided to sponsor me this month! If you have never checked out Melissa's blog please take a minute to do so.
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