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Our wedding planning has been going quite smoothly with not too many bumps in the road. It seems that everyone else is more worried about it than we are! We did a great job delegating so it keeps us a little less stressed. Kristina and her mom are doing our center pieces and flowers, so they have been working hard on designing what they would look like, and how we would accomplish the look. We owe them so much, since they pretty much gave up their kitchen, living room, and dining room as well as their garage for getting everything ready! We actually meet them today to discuss flowers and get them ordered, which means it is all finally coming to a close. The biggest mess up we had with them was the table runners. We had used a certain coral colored fabric before for some things, and wanted to use it again for table runners. When it came in, it was a COMPLETELY different color. Although I didn't think it was a huge deal, everyone else did, so it was time to fix it. Luckily, Amanda (one of my bridesmaids) came to the rescue and ordered the fabric from the same store we originally got it from and it came in the same color since it was still from the same roll! Things like that, I realize no matter what, they will work out, so there really is no need to worry too much about them!
We also did our programs and guest book cards on vista print. We finally got them all set and ordered, and they came in last week. After opening them this weekend, we realized they were both cut wrong, and there was a typo, but VistaPrint was so easy to work with that they fixed the issue and reordered them free of charge. It was the easiest customer service ever! If you are looking at saving some cost in the wedding, I would highly recommend them, since they have done everything from us, from save the dates to bridal shower invitations, to our actual invitations! It has saved us a ton of money and they come out so pretty! They have premade options, or you can design your own, which is what we did.
Another issue (but not really) that we had was with the wedding dress. Although it had fit perfectly 8 months ago, Kellie Ann told me to try it on one more time. She happened to mention that it fit a bit looser and that I should take it in a bit, and after looking at pictures from when I initially bought it, she was correct. Although nobody should complain about losing weight, I really have no idea how it happened since I am eating the same (minus desert and sweets for lent!) I was annoyed that I had to get the dress altered. In the end, I found a wonderful lady that put a bustle in the dress as well as altered it, so it was OK.
For hair and makeup, I had done my trial a long time ago, but had gone back and forth on if I liked it. I received a call from the salon a couple weeks ago saying the lady that did my trial was no longer with the company. They allowed me and my future mother in law to go do a retrial free of charge. It was nice getting to go back in since I wasn't sure I liked the initial trial and I absolutely love the new lady that is working with me. We are all going to Taylor Brooks Salon and they have a fantastic wedding coordinator that is easy to work with and very friendly. I cannot wait to see everything put together on the big day!
Other than that, we have had small things to do like pick up our wedding license, make sure that all of the groomsmen had their tuxes ordered, get all the RSVPs in, and do table charts. Luckily, the table charts ended up being fairly easy since we could fluctuate our table count between 9 and 11. Everything worked out perfectly! The other crafts DIY we did was the escort cards. Instead of getting them made, we simply got card stock and made/wrote our own. I had a long flight to LA to write them all so it kept me entertained on the flight! So many details go into the wedding, but I am so lucky to have a lot of people by my side helping with everything. Now, with the majority of the details planned and timelines set for the days, I am ready for it to be here in less than two short weeks!