All of the wedding updates you'd ever want to know!
First, let me dedicate this post to one of my friends, Katherine, who LOVES wedding planning and wanted me to write more about my wedding plans ... I think this post will accomplish just that :)
Yesterday I accomplished two daunting tasks on the never-ending wedding "to-do" list. First, I finally ordered my wedding invitations from a stationer in Memphis.
I decided to go with very simple and traditional wedding invitations. It's funny how when you first start planning your wedding you have all of these grand and elaborate ideas, but your ideas soon change with time. I'm glad I didn't rush to get my invitations a month ago because I would have ended up not liking the ones I had originally planned. I started out wanting the colored, flowery letter-pressed invitations. The more I thought about it I decided that going with a simple traditional design would be timeless and classy, unlike some of the more trendy invitations that are popular today. My invitations are very simple, yet very elegant. They are from the Crane & Co. Embassy collection and I couldn't be more excited about them.
Secondly, I finally booked our rehearsal dinner restaurant. Again, we decided to forgo the more trendy modern popular restaurants here in Memphis (a la Interim, Spindini, etc.) for the more traditional "Grove Grill" which is very nice and has been around for years (this is where R's sister had her rehearsal dinner as well).
I am thinking of booking a nice "tea room" for my bridal luncheon. I have ALWAYS wanted to have a bridal tea and I think the bridal luncheon will be the perfect occasion for the very prim and proper "tea room". Perhaps we can wear hats since my wedding WILL be on Derby Day.
Also, my bridesmaid's dresses were ordered a couple of weeks ago and should be coming in the next few weeks. I went with the Vera Wang cocktail length halter dress in WINTER MELON which is a very pale pink:
My dress is a Monique Lhuillier with an all Chantilly lace bodice and full tulle tiered skirt ... that's all I'm saying about that :) It came with a dusty rose sash, but I think I will either choose to not wear it or order a pale pink sash to better match my bridesmaid's dresses.
I feel like a wedding etiquette expert now that I have completed Emily Post's, "Guide to Wedding Etiquette". So many of my questions were answered with this book and I would highly recommend it to any bride-to-be. I simply could not put this book down yesterday. It covers anything and everything you would ever want to know about proper etiquette for engagements, wedding planning, who pays for what, proper ways to write thank-you-notes, groom's duties, and many many more topics.