Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Recent accomplishments - part 1

Amanda requested some pictures of recent wedding accomplishments. One (Save the Dates) is included in here. I will post tomorrow about some other recent accomplishments.

We registered at 2 stores this weekend. Boy - I didn't realize how long it would take! I'm not the best at making decisions, though, which is probably why it took as long as it did. I'm glad we're done with it! We were thinking about registering at 3 stores, but think 2 will be enough. We can always add on items if we need to after showers. Part of the reason we don't think we'll need to register at another store is due to some of our guests. The Chinese tradition is to give "lucky money" (in a red envelope) to the couple as a gift.

We also purchased a bedroom set this weekend. I'm really excited about it! We will have a king bed, 2 nightstands, a dresser, a mirror, and an armoire. It was VERY hard to find a set. I didn't want something too modern (not me) or too frilly with lots of curves/decorations. I wanted fairly clean lines, though. This is what we bought. Luckily, Macy's was having a pretty good furniture sale this weekend.

We're still working on bedding. I'm thinking this would look nice since it is fairly light colored. I would love to have all white, but it's not the most practical. The color is a blue/green color. Very pretty. I'm not quite sure what color we will paint the walls. That is a project for Labor Day weekend. We plan on painting the bedroom then and getting the furniture set up, since it's about a month before the wedding.

My talented sister and MOH designed our Save the Date postcards. We printed them through VistaPrint. The pattern is from our table runners. My sister scanned it, and then she traced it in some program. (No clue which one!) I borrowed the verse on the back from a girl on my bridal boards. I don't remember who it was from - sorry!
We originally were planning on making the invitations, too, but we're not sure right now. I've been looking into prices for purchasing the invites to see if it's that much cheaper to make them. We're thinking it will be $265 for the paper supplies for the invites. The nice thing about making them (with my sister's design help) would be that we could make them however we want. We would probably try to include some of the same flower pattern from the Save the Dates.


Trisha said...

The bedding is beautiful!

The STDs look great also! That is the same saying that we used on ours! :)

Donna said...

Lots of accomplishments! Registering can definitely be overwhelming so it is good that you can cross that off your list now. I love the bedroom furniture...classic and elegant!

The save the dates look fantastic! I love the pattern and layout. That is awesome that you have a sister who can help you out with the paper projects. :)

The Bugala's said...

I love the bedroom set! The save the date looks great as well. I can't wait to see what else you have accomplished.

Maria said...

Love the bed room set and your save-the-date!

Amber said...

October will be here before you know it!