Chitown Bride, Good Luck! Have a great weekend, everyone!
So what is actually going on in my bridal world: We are working on a contract with The James, and one of the reasons I love them is that they are willing to negotiate. Some of the things I couldn’t do without:
1) Unlimited champagne for the head table
2) A champagne toast (usually not included)
Can you tell I love champagne? Usually i’m a red wine drinker, but I also tend to spill and in a big ‘ol white dress this could be a lethal combination.
I am slowly looking for a photographer and florist. I don’t know how far ahead I need to book them, but I would like to get engagement photos taken some time between now and October, and it would be nice to have that included in our photography package.
We won’t be doing a tasting with cake or food till 2009, sheesh.
Bridesmaids: My friend Abby gave me advice to keep them on hold until I find a dress. They will probably be wearing black with red shoes.
Love this photo. Also in my friday inspiration.
After I left the bridal expo, I was disappointed. I had blisters on my feet, I hadn’t had nearly enough cake, and I had sat and waited 30 minutes for the fashion show to start while sitting between perma-tanned, blonde girls with rocks on their fingers the size of small tangerines. Before I left and happily walked to the el.
When I got to the expo, I had to wait in line for 20 minutes to get in another line for 20 minutes. All the while, I stared across the room at the cake that awaited me. Which was gone by the time I got through the line. I did get some cake tastes from other vendors later.
Now, I don’t want to be Debbie Downer here. I found a photographer I liked, and many of the vendors (who weren’t crowded) were incredibly nice and helpful. Some were strange (Bath fitter? Really?) But everyone I talked to was more than accomodating.
And when I got home from work on Monday, I had a message: I won an electric toothbrush from one of the dental vendors! Yay!
So now I’m sold and will go to more expo’s. I can’t say no to free stuff.
it’s a magnet!
Wouldn’t this be cute with our photobooth?
buy them here.
I will be clutching, in this order, this clutch from Jcrew.
And this bouquet from these little moments.