Thursday, June 25, 2009

Photo Booths, Save the Dates, Invitations... Oh My!

Well, things are finally starting to progress for this Disney Bride! Word on the street has it that some of our wedding guests have started receiving their Save the Dates from Disney! I am very excited about this, as things have otherwise been moving rather slowly. Not anymore!

I ordered some invitation samples from scroll wedding invitations, and they arrived today... wow! The presentation of their scrolls is phenomenal. They very much exceeded my expectations. Not to mention the price is extremely reasonable for the product. I am very pleased and excited about them, if you've ever wanted a scroll invitation these are the people to work with! Fantastic!

We have also secured our photo booth! I am relieved about this mostly because I just knew Frank was going to let it fall through. He wasn't excited about it, but it was one of two things I really had my heart set on. I booked it through Party Booths yesterday, I hope people love it as much as I will! I love photo booths like crazy. :)

Lastly, we have booked our planning session with our Disney planner Michelle! We are squeezing it in in August during a SCUBA trip in Florida. I really can't wait for this the most. I've always wanted to do the food and cake tastings. Ever since watching Father of the Bride, I couldn't wait for that part! I've been trying to gather all of the recommended swatches, and idea pictures.

I'm such a mess though right now, due to our house still being torn upside down. Currently our bed is in the middle of our room, because we are painting the walls and ceiling. We will then attempt to floor the room ourselves... I just can't wait for it to be over with. Somehow in the process of all this, our memory card from our France trip is still lost. I am completely devastated, and cry about it nearly every day. Pathetic... maybe just a bit. :) Poor Frank. I have a few pictures from Austria, so I'll still have to put those up. I've just gotten lazy about it because of the missing card. It basically chronicled our entire 3 week trip, except for the last 5 days, and included pictures from many places we may never go again. Frank has been sweet though, and promised me when we have kids, we'll go back to all of those places with them. :)

Oh, one more exciting thing... Frank sent me an e-mail last night of a confirmation from Ticketmaster... Yup... I'm going to Britney Spears!!! WooooHoooo! You know you have a great fiance when he'll sit through a Britney Spears concert with you. :) Ahhhhh.

Until next time...

Monday, June 15, 2009

Busy, Busy, Busy

So, we are FINALLY getting our Disney Wedding Planner this Wednesday (supposedly). I'm starting to doubt most of what Disney says at this point though. Everything seems to be happening a month later than they say. It wouldn't be a big deal, except there are a lot of things I want to book, like the photo booth, that I cannot until I am assigned my planner to be certain it will work with my facilities and is okay. Like I've mentioned in the past, Disney is great but there are A LOT of rules! We just laughed and laughed when we signed the contract. There are things like "you agree not to take any left over cake except for the top layer." Wow!!! We paid for the expensive thing... wow.

I bought my dress last Saturday! I LOVE it! The lovely woman at the store pulled it for me, and it was far and away the best! It is quite formal though, and I do have some fears that the bridesmaids will not be formal enough. They will be wearing short dresses and ballet flats. I'm sure it'll be fine, I just hope they don't feel out of place. Here are some pics:

My Dress! I can't wait to see it in "my size!" This one was a little big, so it wasn't as snug and body hugging as I would've liked. :)

One of the bridesmaids dresses. I'm nervous for this dress. It is SUPER cute, but the wedding is a winter wedding. I am afraid the bridesmaids will be FREEZING and may look under dressed in a winter wedding. Even in Orlando it gets down to 50 degrees at night regularly.

The other bridesmaids dress, except it will be in the clover green as well. This dress is MUCH dressier and VERY pretty on. It is a very flattering dress for every body type.

The back of my dress.

Shoes the bridesmaids will be wearing. I would've liked something a bit dressier, but sadly the ones I chose have been discontinued. These were definitely NOT my first pick. I am going to try to remove the bows and add a crystal button or something, I think that will dress them up a bit. :) They are EXTREMELY comfortable shoes though, which is a HUGE bonus for the girls!

Overall I am very happy with the dresses, I just hope the girls are warm enough and don't feel under dressed. I can't wait to hear from our planner this week and receive our planning packet. It is going to be another busy week with many home renovations. We are still recovering from our massive house flood. I am starting to get caught up with things, so soon I will be completely back into the swing of things and posting regularly again. :) Sadly, the memory card from our trip appears to have gone missing in all of the house flood/mess. I am devastated about it, but keeping my fingers crossed it will magically appear!!! As soon as it does (oh I hope it does!), I will post them!

Monday, June 8, 2009


We flooded our house.

I don't know how, but we did it and returned from a month in Europe, only to live in hotels again. :( With all of the wedding stuff going on, its quite the bummer, but for the most part it hasn't been too bad and things have been moving along. Besides, we will be getting new floors. :) That is always a positive thing. And since the flood started upstairs, we get new floors downstairs as well.

I did go with one of my bridesmaids/friends this weekend to gown shop!!! I found an amazing and perfect gown in the first shop, which was a HUGE relief!!! I'll post pictures of that soon, as well as pictures of our fantastic trip. I'll also have news of the wedding shortly, since the deposit has been made!!!!

As for now, we are awaiting the insurance adjusters while listening to/watching our floors be ripped up.

So much catching up to do. This was certainly not what I thought my summer break would start out to. LOL.