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N is for…

NNuptials.

The only word that wont get my fiances eyes to bug out. When I mention the word wedding or ceremony he spazes . I have to reassure him that I havent planned this big over the top event.

We agreed on small  (very small). Ive posted about the wedding  nuptials a few times on this blog.

With him and I both being sick this past few weeks with the cough from hell and with so much to get done and pick up before the intended wedding date ( the end of this month) we decided to push back the union a few months. July. May is a bad luck month and I never wanted to be a June bride. My older cousin’s anniversary is that month , with another cousin’s in May and a younger cousin getting married June 2016, I’d rather have my own month.  🙂

We are low key people. We like simple.

So now July will be here before we know it, like April was. What do we have to do? Well for one.. I need a RI id.Yup I’ve lived here for 4 years and I have no proof except for the mail I get. The DMV is not fun.

Second we have to get our marriage licence. In RI we can get married the same day the licence is issued. But we aren’t in that much of a rush.  Another important to do is getting our rings.

Wow we are so behind!

We also need to make an appointment with the justice of the peace at the town hall.

Why are the smallest things a pain? 🙂

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Wedding Wednesday: Flowers?

Should I carry flowers? How big or small should the bouquet be?  What type of flowers should I carry? Real or fake?

Its my wedding and I can do what I want , right? Well flowers seam a bit silly for my small wedding.  I love flowers. Calla lilies, hydrangeas  and orchids are my favorite. Since this is a budget DIY wedding I plan to buy some silk flowers and make a bouquet… I did it for my first wedding, and the bouquet came out wonderful, I wish I had a photo to share. ( I will look for one) .

There is this one shop on Etsy that I love, Wedideas. she is evil.. but in a good way. Most of her bouquets are out of my price range but they are gorgeous!! I wish I could afford a $105 bouquet . I really do.  Some are in the $30 to $70 range, still out of my reach. BUT she sells single stems of one of my favorite flowers…. calla lily!!. I love the Aruba color lilies .

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And at $3 each, I think I can make something that I’ll love. Add some ribbon and the bouquet charms that will have my mother’s and grandmothers pictures in frames it shall be perfect.

Like I’ve said… Small wedding , no bridal party,and no reception… I am saving so much on flowers !

With only a few months to go, I need to make this bouquet ASAP! Keep an eye out for that post.

Until next time, xo

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Wedding Wednesday: The Wedding Registry!

I was set on not having a wedding registry. I don’t like to be greedy, but dammit, we need stuff..hehe. Jon is leaving everything up to me. Thank you very much.

Since we are not having a reception ( just dinner at our favorite restaurant) I will have to plan a small party for April a week or 2 before the wedding. We have a small apartment so I hope the weather will be nice and warm by April.  Thinking about it, that little outside party ( not a cookout) can be the reception. I really want to shove cake up Jon’s nose 🙂

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Even if just 5 people show up it will be worth it.

I didn’t add much to the registry. 27 total with 12 being most wanted. We’ve wanted a waffle maker for sometime now but forgetting to pick one up when ever we go to the store. A charcoal grill would be nice. Back massager for Jon. He does a lot of lifting at work.

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I may just delete the list. It still seems a bit greedy to me with out having the proper parties, ect.

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Wedding Wednesday! Less than 5 months to go!

The Food, cake and favors!

April 25 will be here soon. I am so thankful my fiance (Jon) and I are going small, tiny. Since I’ve been married before , I know the stress that can come with planning and I really don’t want to repeat that.

By now we should have a reception hall booked. But since we are going small we are just going to invite a small group of people to join us at our favorite local restaurant that opened a few months ago. Their food is sooooo good.  Its mostly BBQ ( which I don’t eat) luckily they have fish and chips. ❤

I’m not sure what they have for deserts. Jon and I are usually full. I was thinking about making personalized favors to the friends and family who come out to dinner with us. I found this idea on Buzzfeed.  42 Wedding Favors Your Guests Will Actually Want . My top picks are Shot glasses, Tiny pies in a jar, homemade jam or candy filled mugs.

Since there will be no cake I cant shove cake up my grooms nose, bummer, but then he can’t do it to me either , win!! For me and him I was thinking about buying dome cupcakes from our favorite bakery in Mystic Village (Connecticut), where we are spending our honeymoon.

I think we just saved a few thousand dollars right there. Big weddings are for the birds.. 🙂

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Wedding Wednesday! The Dress

Since I crochet and we are on a budget I will be making my wedding dress. I do not trust anyone else with it. I was married before ( 9 years ago) my future mother in law asked her sister to make my dress since I couldn’t find one I really liked.

The only thing I knew about this lady was that she made men’s clothes for the war reenactments down south. So I found a pattern from McCalls that I loved . Off the shoulder with  cap and sheer bell sleeves  , floor length with a 2 inch train.

I bought all the materials needed for the dress….

After a half a dozen fittings and 5 months , it was done. I picked up the dress the same day I got my mom from the airport ( the day before the wedding) . My fiance’ s aunt left that morning to go down south. My mom asked to see the dress that night . As I opened the garment bag I noticed that she did not use the blue lace I bought for the bodice.  My fiance was in the Coast Guard and he was wearing his dress uniform and I wanted to match his light blue shirt. Instead of the lace I bought there was some gross off white lace P.O.S. It was also used for the trim for the bottom of the dress. She claimed there wasnt enough of the blue lace. I bought more than enough.  It was the good stuff. I went to a fabric shop .not Jo-anns.  The lady that I asked to help me made dresses for her grandkids.

I put the dress on and again noticed more f*ck ups.

-Zipper instead of the fabric covered buttons I bought.

-the left side where it rested on the shoulder was all scrunched up and the sleeve was too short.

– the back where it was seemed, was slanted . It was straight to about mid thigh and the seem went to the left.

-the right sleeve was too long.

– it was a mess inside. the tread was just cut, not woven in or anything.

After so many fittings you’d think she would know my measurements. I wasn’t able to have a final fitting because she was  “busy” . I didn’t pay her for the horrible dress. she called me immature. my fiance told her he wasn’t going to give her a cent for the mess she made of my dress.

I wish I had pictures or could explain the dress better. I did not wear the dress .

Moving on……Present day….. I found a skirt on ravelry.com and I checked out other peoples projects and found that someone made their wedding dress with the skirt pattern and a tank top pattern by another designer. I am so happy I found the skirt. I’m not a dress person so I hope the dress will look nice on me.

I have to get started soon … our wedding is in 5 months!!!!! 🙂