Sunday, January 30, 2011

Bridesmaids' Dresses

Picking my bridesmaids was easy. Finding their dresses however, I felt would be another story. After seeing the trouble my sisters and friends had trying to find bridesmaids’ dresses I knew I needed to start looking right away. It seemed that could very well be the hardest part of planning a wedding. You have to make sure they come in everyone’s size, they match your wedding colors, they’re flattering and modest, and they’re within the budget. I was looking online and stumbled across these dresses at Nordstrom. I knew when I saw them that they would be perfect.

When they came in the mail I was so excited! I don’t know what it is about getting a package, I’ve always thought it’s pretty exciting—I guess it doesn’t take much to please me. And to add to it, this package was the first, tangible thing (other than my engagement ring) that I had gotten for the wedding. I was a little worried that the color would match since I ordered them online with out seeing them but when I opened the box, the dresses were perfect! Mission accomplished!

The Beginnings of a Wedding

As of today, we only have 90 days to go and the wedding plans are underway!

Might I just say, there are a lot of wedding ideas out there! My mom has been teasing me that I may not always know exactly what I want, but I always know what I don’t want. After hours of looking at wedding blog after wedding blog and flipping through the pages of various wedding magazines for inspiration we’ve decided to go with a vintage chic theme for the wedding.

We picked out the wedding colors when Bergen came to visit me at home during the Christmas break. We had gone to a few different craft stores looking for ribbons or fabric swatches and after being told that I was just too picky, we ended up going to Home Depot where I found paint chips in the purples and green which were exactly what I had in mind.

Bergen and I went to a wedding expo at Thanksgiving Point a few weekends ago. He’s such a good sport and we had a lot of fun checking out all the different booths and vendors. In between filling up on crepes, Italian sodas, ice cream, candies, and other samples, we snuck into a few photo booths, entered drawings, and got some good ideas.

I’ve really enjoyed starting to get things planned with Bergen. One of my favorite things about him is his creativity and he has definitely been putting it to use to help me with different things for the wedding. I feel very blessed and happy to have him in my life.

I’ll be better about writing on here to keep you all up to date on the plans. Stay tuned!