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Saturday, May 21, 2011

Grooms, Groomsmen, Ring Bearer Attire

The title here is pretty self explanatory. I have really been thinking lately what I want the wedding party to wear. I already have the bridesmaid's dresses picked out and I know a couple of them already have purchased theirs. So all that is really left is Nathan's tux, the groomsmen attire, and you can't forget the ring bearers. We have a total of 8 people in our wedding party, not including the flower girl and 2 ring bearers. So with our budget we are just not able to pay for every ones bridal wear. (Sorry guys!!)


But lets get down to planning. First off I have created a collage to show you what I plan for Nathan to wear. (After I made the first collage my collage maker decided it didn't want to make any more collages so this is the only one!)

All photos found on tuxedojunction.com

The photo in the upper left hand corner is what Nathans tux will look like all put together. I am very pleased with how it looks considering we will be the only ones wearing mostly white. I want both of us to really stand out as bride and groom.

The bridesmaids dresses are all black so we are going with the same theme for the groomsmen. We aren't making them go all out with a tux, they will just be wearing a simple black shirt, black pants, black tie, and black shoes.




boooooo... this uploaded blurry. But I don't feel like getting a different picture. You get the idea right???? Black dress pants. Okay!





All photos above were found on Kohls.com and were very reasonably priced. Groomsmen you can buy your attire anywhere you would like as long as it's black! I love the all black for both the groomsmen and bridesmaids, it is so simple, chic, clean, and put together. Which makes me happy!!

Last but not least the ring bearers. I have decided to have 2 ring bearers, I have two little boys in my family who are the most adorable boys ever and I know they will look adorable walking down the aisle together. One will be 3 and one will be 2, everyone will adore these little cuties. I have had a hard time deciding what I want them to wear and I am still not 100% sure but I did find a very cute and affordable option.


Found at Sears for only $17 for all 4 pieces!


ughhhh. another blurry picture. Sorry Guys!! These adorable black dress shoes are a $12 at Walmart. <3

I know we still have a little time till October so I think I will still shop around but these 2 things are steals and are adorable. I might be sold but with 2 growing little boys who would even know what size to get?!?

Once again sorry for the blurry pictures but you get the idea that I'm going with for all of this. Have a good night everyone!!

Love,
Merinda

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

5 months to go. Wedding checklist update.

Can you say slacker? Okay, I already know that's what I am, not giving you an update for nearly an entire month. And I will spare you all of my excuses because you know I have plenty. Just now in these first 2 sentences I have already had to stop and get a snack (a couple cookies), a drink (dr.pepper), get Harlow a bottle (so maybe she would take a nap but mommy lost that battle.) Now I will write a few more sentences until Harlow starts a) saying mamamama, which of course melts my heart and have to go give her kissies, or b) she starts crying because I am not giving her my full undivided attention and then I have to go and give her more kissies. Needless to say I have had my hands full with Miss Beautiful. :)


I had the opportunity to go back to my hometown in Kansas for a week to do a little more wedding planning last month. We knocked out a lot of our to do list, which is sooo helpful considering time is not slowing down. It still really hasn't hit me that we will be Mr. and Mrs in less then 5 months, we have been waiting for this since July of 2009 and it is finally almost here!


Here is an updated list of what we have completed:


Chosen a date.
Purchased wedding gown.
Chosen Caterer and finalized menu
Selected and spoken to officiant who will be marrying us.
Selected bridal party.
Booked the Ceremony site.
Chosen wedding colors.
Hired our florist.
Selected my hair and make up stylist.
Have and designed Save the Dates.
Booked photographer. (Shout out to you Stacia!!!)
Selected bridesmaids dresses.
Engagement photo selected and ready for the newspaper.
Purchased wedding bands.
Purchased wedding veil and shoes.
Purchased guest book
Booked wedding reception venue
Guest list completed (over 200 people)
Wedding hair piece is being custom made (Harlow will have the same one just miniature)
Finalized cake baker and had a cake tasting
Mailing out Save the Dates
Met with florist/decorators and discussed details (Feathers, flowers, Bling...Very excited about this!)



To do List:


Finalize DJ
Finish getting accessories: Bracelet and earrings
Finish getting bridesmaid gifts
Select honeymoon location (this depends on Nathan's job)
Design and mail wedding invitations
Plan rehearsal and rehearsal dinner
Design programs and watermark
Buy/rent formal wear for Nathan
Plan groomsman and ring bearers attire
Buy Harlow's flower girl dress
Finalize ceremony song list
Find first dance song (this seems impossible)


My to do list keeps growing and growing but there are so many people helping with our wedding I am not stressed one bit!



If any of you, even if you don't follow me you can reply as anonymous, have any ideas or requests or just have questions and want me to blog about it leave me a message below. It can be about the wedding or anything. I think it will be fun to know what you guys would like to read about. Thanks Guys! :)


Love,
Merinda

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